2024 Simons Early Career Investigator in Aquatic Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards – Full Application

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture


Academic Unit: inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: Monday 26th, February 2024

External Deadline: Thursday 29th, February 2024


The Simons Foundation’s Life Sciences division is now accepting applications for its Simons Early Career Investigator in Aquatic Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards. The deadline for receipt of letters of intent (LOI) is November 1, 2023, 12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern Time.


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, microbial biogeochemistry and/or microbial evolution in marine or natural freshwater systems, who will advance our understanding through field work, experiments, modeling or theory. Investigators must currently be active in basic research addressing fundamental questions in these fields and must focus a large fraction of their lab’s effort in this area. Applicants whose research focuses on the microbiomes of animals or plants, symbioses of microbes with animals, paleoceanography, geobiology or aquatic pollution will not be considered.

LOI Deadline:  November 1, 2023
Application Deadline:   February 29, 2024

More information can be found here.

Funding Sources

Simons Foundation

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: October 4, 2023