The Simons Foundation is committed to supporting scientists as they transition from mentored training to their first independent research positions.

To that end, the foundation offers three independence awards through its Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB) and Simons Collaboration on Plasticity and the Aging Brain (SCPAB).

All three programs are now accepting applications. Those interested in applying are encouraged to view a video recording of the informational session here. Applications for the three programs are due February 16, 2023, with the final selection of fellows expected in June 2023.