Vanderbilt may nominate up to two faculty members for the Simons Foundation Investigator Program in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (MMLS). Investigators in MMLS are outstanding scientists, often with mathematics or theoretical physics backgrounds, now engaged in research based on mathematical modeling in the life sciences. A Simons Investigator in MMLS is appointed for a period of five years and will receive research support in the amount of $100,000 per year. (Additionally, $10,000 per year is provided to their department, and 20 percent per year is allowed in indirect costs.) The nominees are judged on their potential for innovative new contributions to science over the coming years. A list of previous awardees can be found here.
- MMLS Investigators must be within eight years of their first faculty appointment at the time of nomination and are typically non-tenured faculty.
Interested faculty should visit https://vanderbilt.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1762217 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 VU-LSO@vanderbilt.edu.