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2018 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award


The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences are pleased to announce the 2018 competition for the CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics. The prize is to be awarded to a researcher fewer than ten years past the date of Ph.D. as of January of the year of the award. The prize recognizes exceptional research in any branch of applied mathematics, interpreted broadly. The nominee should hold a tenure-track position at a Canadian university and the research on which the award is based should have been conducted primarily in Canada.

The award will consist of a cash prize of $1,000 and a commemorative plaque that will be presented at the CAIMS Annual Meeting. The prize recipient will be invited to deliver a plenary lecture at the CAIMS Annual Meeting in the year of the award.

 

Nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2018 to nominations@pims.math.ca, and shall consist of:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a publication list
  • a cover letter explaining the basis of the nomination, and
  • a maximum of three additional letters of support, at least two of which should be from references who are neither former PhD/postdoc mentors nor collaborators. In the case of very interdisciplinary research, the support letters should address the nominee's contributions in both applied mathematics and the area of application.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Unsuccessful nominations for candidates who continue to meet the eligibility criteria may be renominated with an updated CV and Publication list, and if desired, new letters of support.

 

Results will be announced in April.

 

 

PIMS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2018 - 2019


The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) invites nominations of outstanding young researchers in the mathematical sciences for Postdoctoral Fellowships for the year 2018-2019. 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 2018-2019 competition, held in January of 2018, the amount of the award will be $25,000 and the sponsor(s) is (are) required to provide additional funds to finance a minimum total stipend of $50,000.

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, 2018). Applicants and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that any institutional requirements at the sponsoring institution are also met. The fellowship may be taken up at any time between September 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019. The fellowship is for one year and is renewable, contingent on satisfactory progress, for at most one additional year. The amount of the PIMS award is typically $25,000 and the sponsor(s) is (are) required to provide additional funds to finance a minimum total stipend of $50,000. PIMS Postdoctoral Fellows are 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.


The deadline for complete nominations/applications is DECEMBER 1.

 

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

 

 

 

2018 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 2018 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 deadline for nominations is November 1, 2017. 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@crm.umontreal.ca Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Complete nominations should be submitted in a single pdf file.