Solicitation of Proposals for IMA Participating Institutions Conferences

IMA Participating Institutions (PIs) pay an annual membership fee which brings several benefits, including the opportunity to obtain funds to support conferences held at the member institutions. Often these awards serve as effective seed money to generate further support from other funding sources. In addition, faculty, graduate students, and postdocs from PIs are eligible to use their PI funds for travel to the conferences. The IMA contributes $50,000 per year toward funding these conferences located at PIs. PIs are invited yearly to submit proposals for organizing such conferences. Once all of the proposals have been received, all PI faculty are invited to rate the proposals. Final selections for individual institution awards of up to $5,000 are made by a committee consisting of four PI chairs.

2020-21 IMA Participating Institution Conferences

Faculty members of PIs are invited to submit proposals for the 2020-21 IMA Participating Institution Conferences. Conferences must be held during the period from May 2020 through August 2021. Proposals, which need only be a few pages in length, should be submitted folllowing the instructions on this page by Friday, December 13, 2019. Awards will be announced in February 2020.

Selection criteria

  • Scientific merit
  • Interest to the PIs
  • Involvement of PI faculty in the organization of the conference
  • Alignment with the mission of the IMA

Proposal requirements

  • 3-7 pages in length
  • The title, location, dates, and organizers of the proposed conference
  • A scientific justification
  • A proposed list of speakers indicating those who have accepted
  • A list of faculty from IMA PIs with potential interest in the program
  • A proposed budget that includes other known or pending sources of funding

Proposal submission

Please submit your proposal online.

A note on acknowledgment: PIs are publicly acknowledged in numerous ways, including listing on web documents, posters, brochures, and more, generating good will in the mathematical sciences community. If you received financial support for your conference through the IMA, you must acknowledge use of such funds in your publicity/marketing materials. Please e-mail if you would like to obtain our logo or if you have any questions.