2023 Simons Early Career Investigator in Aquatic Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards – Letter of Intent

Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture


Academic Unit: inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: RIS review not required for Letter of Intent

External Deadline: Friday 4th, November 2022


Microbes inhabit and sustain all habitats on Earth. In both marine and freshwater systems, 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 fields of microbial ecology and evolution in marine or natural freshwater systems, who will advance our understanding through experiments, modeling or theory. Investigators must be currently active in basic research addressing fundamental questions in microbial ecology and/or evolution in natural aquatic systems, excluding research focusing on the microbiomes of animals or plants, problems related to pollution and paleoceanography and/or geobiology.

Additional information can be found here.

Important Dates
  • LOI Deadline
  • LOI Notification
  • Full Proposal Deadline (Finalists Only)
  • Award Notification

Funding Sources

Simons Foundation

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: September 12, 2022