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Proposal Requests

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) is currently welcoming applications for support of conferences, workshops, summer schools, Focus Periods, Innovation Activities, Collaborative Research Groups, Distinguished Visitors and related activities in the mathematical sciences, to occur after April 1, 2016. Proposals must be received by October 1, 2015.

For further information and application instructions, please visit: http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific/call-proposals.



PIMS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2016 - 2017

Call for Nominations


The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) invites nominations of outstanding young researchers in the mathematical sciences for Postdoctoral Fellowships for the year 2016-2017. Candidates must be nominated by a scientist or a Department affiliated with PIMS. The fellowships are intended to supplement support provided by the sponsor, and are tenable at any of its Canadian member universities: the University of Alberta, the University of British Columbia, the University of Calgary, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Manitoba, the University of Regina, the University of Saskatchewan, Simon Fraser University, and the University of Victoria.

For the 2016-2017 competition, held in January of 2016, the amount of the award will be $20,000 and the sponsor(s) is (are) required to provide additional funds to finance a minimum total stipend of $40,000.

Rankings of candidates are made by the PIMS PDF Review Panel based on the qualifications of the candidate, potential for participation in PIMS programs, and potential involvement with PIMS partners. PIMS Postdoctoral Fellows will be expected to participate in all PIMS activities related to the fellow's area of expertise and will be encouraged to spend time at more than one site. To ensure that PIMS Postdoctoral Fellows are able to participate fully in Institute activities, they may not teach more than two single-term courses per year.

Nominees must have a Ph.D. or equivalent (or expect to receive a Ph.D.) by December 31, 2016 and be within three years of their Ph.D. at the time of the nomination (i.e., the candidate must have received her or his Ph.D. on or after January 1, 2013). The fellowship may be taken up at any time between September 1, 2016 and January 1, 2017. The fellowship is for one year and is renewable for at most one additional year.

The deadline for complete nominations/applications is DECEMBER 1.


For further information and application procedures, visit: www.pims.math.ca/scientific/postdoctoral.

2016 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize: Call for Nominations

The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM), the Fields Institute, and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) invite nominations for the joint CRM-Fields-PIMS prize, awarded in recognition of exceptional research achievement in the mathematical sciences.

The selection committee is appointed by the three institutes and will select the 2016 CRM-Fields-PIMS prize recipient on the basis of outstanding contributions to the advancement of the mathematical sciences, with excellence in research as the main selection criterion. The candidate’s research should have been conducted primarily in Canada or in affiliation with a Canadian university.

A monetary prize will be awarded, and the recipient will be asked to present a lecture at the CRM, the Fields Institute, and PIMS.

The final deadline for nominations is November 1, 2015. Nominations should be submitted by at least two sponsors of recognized stature, and must include the following: three supporting letters, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and up to four preprints. Nominations will remain active for two years. At most one prize will be awarded during any academic year.

Submit nominations to nominations@pims.math.ca. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Complete nominations should be submitted in a single pdf file.