Simons Investigators in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems
FAS Pre-Proposal Deadline: August 28, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: October 31, 2017
Award Amount: $100,000/year for five years. An additional $10,000/year will be provided to the Investigator’s department.
Target Faculty: Faculty appointed on or after August 1, 2010. Exceptions may be made for time taken for maternity/paternity leave.
The MMLS program aims to support new approaches in mathematically based modeling and foster a scientific culture of theory-experiment collaboration similar to that prevailing in the physical sciences. To encourage young researchers to pursue this endeavor, the MMLS program will provide a long-term, stable base of support, enabling a focus on model-based approaches to important issues in the life sciences. A broad spectrum of research areas within the life sciences will be considered, ranging from cellular-level issues of organization, regulation, signaling, and morphogenic dynamics to the properties of organisms and ecology, as well as neuroscience and evolution; however, preference will be given to areas in which modeling approaches are less established and, for this reason, bioinformatics- and genomics-related proposals fall outside the scope of the program. In all cases, preference will be given to work that relates closely to experiment, developing mathematical models that can explain data, suggest new classes of experiments and introduce important new concepts.