Simons-NSBP Scholars Program (SNSP)

Jim Simons with two NSBP members and current Harvard Ph.D. students Delilah Gates and Lanell Williams.

Become an NSBP Scholar

This 6-8 week fellowship program is a partnership between the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) and the Simons Observatory (SO). Every year SO scientists will mentor NSBP Scholars on research projects at the forefront of CMB Cosmology. Though science is the focus, this program has numerous aspects that combine to make it a unique training experience. Scholars will be introduced to the field of Cosmology, attend weekly talks from prominent scientists, and participate in social events, all of which complement their research experiences. The program is kicking off in the summer of 2020, hosting 10 Scholars for projects that will begin July 1, 2020.

Application Materials:

To apply to the Simons-NSBP Scholars Program please complete two steps below.

1. Complete the short application in this link: SNSP Application Form.

2. Email your current CV and unofficial transcripts to For full consideration your materials must be received by June 22, 2020.

The NSBP was founded in 1977 with the mission to promote the professional well-being of African American physicists and physics students within the international scientific community and within society at large; you can join the mission at

The Simons Observatory is a state-of-the-art CMB project that was founded in 2016 with generous support from the Simons Foundation, the Heising-Simons Foundation, and our member institutions.