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Simons Foundation

Our mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences.

New York City, New York

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201-500

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1994

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Mission & purpose

The Simons Foundation’s mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences. Since its founding in 1994 by Jim and Marilyn Simons, the foundation has been a champion of basic science through grant funding, support for research and public engagement. We believe in asking big questions and providing sustained support to researchers working to unravel the mysteries of the universe. The Simons Foundation makes grants in four areas: Mathematics & Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Autism & Neuroscience, and Science, Society & Culture. Our Flatiron Institute was opened in 2016 and conducts scientific research in-house, supporting teams of top computational scientists.