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Solicitation of Proposals for IMA Participating Institutions Conferences
Deadline: November 15, 2011

All faculty members of the Participating Institutions of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications are invited to submit proposals for the 2011-2012 IMA Participating Institutions Conferences. Conferences will be selected on:

  • the basis of their scientific merit,
  • interest to the Participating Institutions,
  • the involvement of PI faculty in the organization,
  • their alignment with the mission of the IMA to advance the impact of mathematics by establishing links between mathematics and important scientific and technological problems, and promoting mathematical research relevant to such problems.
Conferences are to be held in the period from May 2011 through December 2012.

This competition is open only to IMA Participating Institutions.

Up to $50,000 total is available for support of these conferences. Awards typically are for $5,000 or less, and are often used to attract funds from other sources. (Expenses which can be reimbursed with these awards are described at the reimbursement policy webpage.) In addition, IMA Participating Institutions have the opportunity to use PI funds to send participants to the conferences and the IMA will help to publicize the conference.

Recent Participating Institution Conferences

Proposals should be 3-7 pages in length, and should include:

  • the title, location, dates, and organizers of the proposed conference,
  • a scientific justification,
  • a proposed list of speakers flagging those who have accepted, and
  • a list of faculty from IMA Participating Institutions with potential interest in the program.

Include also a conference budget indicating other sources of funding which have been awarded, are pending, or will be applied for.

Faculty members of the Participating Institutions will be consulted about the proposals, and the allocation of funds will be decided by a small committee of Participating Institution department heads.

Please send all proposals by November 15, 2010 to:

Deputy Director
Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
deputy@ima.umn.edu

Electronic submission is required, PDF is the preferred format. Since email is not completely reliable, after submitting a proposal please check that you receive an acknowledgment by the next day.

Awards will be announced by February 20, 2011.

IMA Participating Organizations

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