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PIMS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017 - 2018

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 2017-2018. 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 2017-2018 competition, held in January of 2017, 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, 2017 and must have received her or his Ph.D. on or after January 1, 2014). The fellowship may be taken up at any time between September 1, 2017 and January 1, 2018. 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.







PIMS / CNRS Call for Applications 2017 - 2018

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) are calling for applications from French researchers to spend the academic year 2017-18 at one of PIMS' member universities and to participate in PIMS' research activities. The applicants should be "fonctionnaires titulaires" either at the CNRS or at a French university, and priority will be given to junior researchers "charg(e)es de recherches" or "maitres de conferences."



Applications should be sent to Sinnou David, Directeur adjoint scientifique, INSMI (CNRS), and to James Colliander, Director of PIMS, by December 18, 2016. They should include a CV and a list of publications, together with a description of the research project to be done during the academic year, and the names of the PIMS researchers which would be involved in the project. Results will be announced by the spring of 2017.

For French colleagues posted in a laboratory managed by an institute of CNRS other than INSMI, the application should also be sent to the relevant Institute. In particular, those working in a INS2I laboratory should copy Anne Doucet at Email: anne.doucet@lip6.fr


In the case of university faculty, once the application has been accepted, the actual appointment is subject to the person receiving a "delegation au CNRS"  from his/her home institution.

Successful applicants will be sent for one year by the CNRS to the PIMS university where the research is to be carried out, on the understanding that they will be given adequate working conditions, and be treated like local faculty (except for teaching). We encourage researchers at PIMS universities to contact their French counterparts and encourage them to apply. The extent of local support will be a crucial factor in judging the applications.

Sinnou David,
Directeur adjoint scientifique, INSMI (CNRS)
Email: sinnou.david@cnrs-dir.fr

Martin Barlow,
Interim Director, PIMS (UMI 3069, CNRS)
Email: director@pims.math.ca


Please direct any technical questions to:

Do-Rim Joo,
Executive Assistant, PIMS
Email: reception@pims.math.ca

The deadline for complete nominations/applications is DECEMBER 18.





2017 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 2017 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, 2016. 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@fields.utoronto.ca. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Complete nominations should be submitted in a single pdf file.




2017 Mathematics and Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences Faculty Award: Call for Nominations


This prize was created by two founding donors, Anton Kuipers and Darrell Duffie, to recognize UBC 


researchers for their leading edge work in mathematics or its applications in the sciences. Eligibility: Any UBC faculty member who is within 10 years of their PhD on January 1, 2016.  Nominations The nomination should include


• A letter (1-2 pages) outlining the nominee’s research

• Two arm’s length supporting letters

• A CV


Nominations should be sent (in a single pdf file) via email to nominations@pims.math.ca by October 31, 2016. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. The prize will be selected by an arm’s length external committee of four, appointed by PIMS and the UBC Mathematics Department. The nomination of an unsuccessful candidate who continues to satisfy the eligibility criterion will remain valid for one further year. However, renewal of nominations, with an updated CV and publication list, and if desired, new letters of support is strongly encouraged.


The winner will be invited to deliver a PIMS/UBC Distinguished Colloquium lecture.