The Simons Foundation is accepting applications for its Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards.  A summary is provided below.   



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. 


Note: 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 have held a tenure-track or equivalent independent position in a U.S. or Canadian institution for at least one year and no more than eight years.  Please see eligibility requirements for more details.


$222,000 USD per year 


Required Overhead: 




3 years 


Letter of Intent (LOI) due at ORS for full review   Thursday, October 22, 2020 
Submission of Reference Letters to agency  by 5:00pm Eastern Time on Friday, October 30, 2020  
LOI and fully signed ORS Checklist due at ORS for required review  By 9:00am on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 
LOI due at agency   by 5:00pm Eastern Time on Thursday, November 5, 2020  
Full application due at ORS for full review  Thursday, February 4, 2021 
Full Application and fully signed ORS Checklist due at ORS for required review  By 9:00 am on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 
Full application due at agency (by invitation only)  Friday, February 19, 2021 



Please contact your Faculty Research Officer for information on their internal deadlines. 


ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here: 

For more information on this funding opportunity, please visit the following link: