Simons Foundation | Pivot Fellowships


Event details

Date 15.05.2023
Category Call for proposal
Aim: The Simons Foundation invites applications for the Pivot Fellowship program, which will support researchers who have a strong track record of success and achievement in their current field, and a deep interest, curiosity and drive to make contributions to a new discipline. The fellowship will enable today’s brightest minds to apply their talent and expertise to a new field, and will consist of one training year where the fellow will be embedded in a lab of a mentor to learn the new discipline and its culture. At the end of the fellowship year, fellows will be invited to submit an application for a 3-year research award in the new field for up to $1.5M.

Duration:      12 months

Funding:       Salary support for fellow +
$10K for fellow’s research/travel +
$50K for mentor’s research

Eligibility: Fellows and Mentors must hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree in the natural sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Data Science, or Computer Science, and be faculty at an academic institution or hold an equivalent position. Fellows must demonstrate that the fellowship will take place in a new discipline, distinct from their current field of study, within Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Neuroscience, Physics or Mathematics — and all subdisciplines therein. In order to receive the fellowship, Fellows must be approved by their institution for a full year of leave. Fellows must not hold any other fellowships that would provide them with salary support during the training year of the Pivot Fellowship.

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted via the Simons Award Manager (SAM). Contact the Research Office for assistance with the budget or for the institutional signature as early as possible.

Deadline:      15 May 2023

Further information
  • More information about the program is available here.
  • The application portal SAM can be found here.
  • Find a list of current and previous fellows here.
  • For any other questions, or for the institutional signature, please contact the Research Office.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free

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