VU limited submission opportunity: 2017 Simons Investigators – Math+X

Vanderbilt may nominate one faculty member for the Simons Foundation Investigator Program in Math+X. This program is designed to encourage novel collaborations between mathematics and other fields in science or engineering by providing funds to professors to establish programs at the interface between mathematics and other fields of science or engineering. A Math+X Investigator is appointed for a period of five years and will receive support in the amount of $300,000 per year, which includes up to 20 percent in indirect costs to the investigator’s institution. A list of previous awardees can be found here.

Eligibility requirements:

  • A Math+X nominee should be a scientist with the broad interests and scientific stature needed to establish and lead a program at the interface between mathematics and another field of science or engineering.
  • Must be a current tenured faculty member with a primary appointment in the mathematics department
  • The X partner should be a department or institute of science or engineering at the investigator’s university that will engage in significant collaboration with the mathematics department in an area where such collaboration is not the norm.

Interested faculty should visit to submit an application for the internal LSO competition and to find additional information about the opportunity. The deadline for the internal competition is Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.

Any questions about this opportunity or the LSO process may be directed to