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2017 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 2017 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, 2017 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 2017 - 2018

Note: The competition for 2017-2018 has been canceled.







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

James Colliander,
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.