The Simons Center for the Social Brain (SCSB) is no longer accepting applications for Seed Grants and Equipment Awards. Postdoctoral Fellowship applications are accepted for specific deadlines. Simons Fellows conduct their research based at MIT under the mentorship of MIT faculty researchers.

Mission and Goals:

The mission of the Simons Center for the Social Brain is to understand the neural mechanisms underlying social cognition and behavior, and to translate this knowledge into better diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

Neural correlates of social cognition and behavior exist in diverse species, and the underlying mechanisms can be studied in both humans and relevant model organisms and systems. We support approaches that take advantage of MIT’s strengths in genetics and genomics, molecular and cell biology, analysis of neural circuits and systems, cognitive psychology, computation, and engineering.

SCSB supports novel, collaborative team-based research, and outstanding postdoctoral fellows through a Simons Fellows program.