# Collaborations - Partnerships & Programs

PIMS plays an active leadership role in both the national and international mathematical communities. We also support various programs to strengthen those communities and the position of PIMS mathematical scientists within them.

## National Collaborations

Within Canada, PIMS has partnered with le Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM) and the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences (Fields), the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) and the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) to support a number of national initiatives and activities, including:

- The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS), the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) organize meetings for their memberships. These events are partially supported by PIMS.
- The Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics (CANADAM) conferences, which are held every two years under the sponsorship of the three institutes. This activity began in 2007.
- The Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS), which was created by the three institutes in 1999 and has since grown into one of the major research facilitators in Canada.

## International Collaborations

PIMS has developed a global reach by entering into associations with several international research organizations:

- In 2007 PIMS became a Unité Mixte Internationale of the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). The PIMS-CNRS IRL #3069 supports mobility programs for French and Canadian Researchers as well as support for Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Please see CNRS-IRL for other opportunities and more information. - PIMS was instrumental in creating the Pacific Rim Mathematical Association (PRIMA), a network of mathematical institutes around the Pacific Rim. PRIMA Congresses have been held in Sydney, Shanghai, Oaxaca, and Vancouver, where PIMS hosted the fourth Congress in 2022.
- Together with the Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (formerly MSRI) in Berkeley, PIMS created the Banff International Research Station (BIRS), which is now the premier mathematical research station in North America.

## Collaborative Programs

Together with our partners, PIMS has developed various programs to help foster collaboration between mathematical scientists across our institutes.

- The PIMS/BIRS - Team Up! program provides opportunities for in-person collaboration to teams of mathematical scientists, targeting researchers from researchers traditionally underrepresented in the mathematical sciences. Please see PIMS/BIRS Team Up! for more details, deadlines and application instructions.
- The PIMS Institutional Exchange Program aims to reduce the carbon footprint of travel for research purposes by maximizing the scientific impact of each visit. Please see PIMS Institutional Exchange Partnerships for a list of participating partner institutes, details of the travel benefits, and application instructions.
- PIMS is pleased to participate in the Research Exchange Program, a program of the Research University Alliance which helps facilitate research visits and networking opportunities for graduate students and postdocs from underrepresented backgrounds. Please see the Research Exchange Program for more details, including application instructions.
- In partnership with Mitacs, PIMS is pleased to offer support for senior undergraduate and graduate students to conduct 12-24 week research programs at PIMS Member Universities or eligible universities and institutions in one of the Mitacs partner countries.

## Other Collaborations

In addition to the partnerships and programs above, PIMS has signed collaborative agreements with numerous institutes, to facilitate cooperation in scientific research, development of joint scientific activities, and exchange of researchers (including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows). These organizations include:

- The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
- The Instituto de Mathemáticas (IMATE) at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, México City, México
- The Chern Institute of Mathematics (CIM) at Nankai University, Tianjin, China
- The Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI) at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
- The Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados (CINEVESTAV) in México City, México
- The Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (RIMS) at Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
- The Centro de Modelamiento Matemático (CMM) in Santiago, Chile

For details and opportunities related to one of these collaborations, please contact international@pims.math.ca.