Simons Foundation Accepting Applications for its Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards
The Simons Foundation is now accepting applications for its Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards. The deadline for receipt of letters of intent (LOI) is November 5, 2021, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Microbes inhabit and sustain all habitats on Earth. In the oceans, microbes capture solar energy, catalyze biogeochemical transformations of important elements, produce and consume greenhouse gases, and provide the base of the food web.
The purpose of these awards is to help launch the careers of outstanding investigators in the field of marine microbial ecology and evolution who will advance our understanding through experiments, modeling or theory. Investigators must be currently active in research on microbial ecology and/or evolution, excluding research focusing on the microbiomes of animals or plants. Investigators with backgrounds in different fields are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. They must have carried out research in a tenure-track or, for institutions that do not have a tenure track, an equivalent independent position for at least one year and no more than eight years (start date of first independent position must be between November 2013 and November 2020) and must currently hold a tenure-track, tenured or, for institutions with no tenure track, an equivalent independent position in a U.S. or Canadian institution (in a campus within these countries). They must be the principal investigator (PI) or co-PI currently or within the past year on a research grant on microbial ecology and/or microbial evolution from a national governmental agency or major national or international foundation that awards direct funding to their institution for their research in the field of marine microbial ecology and/or microbial evolution. They may also be eligible if they hold such a grant in a closely related field AND are an author on a publication in the field of marine microbial ecology within the last three years. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm eligibility under these circumstances...