## Funding Opportunities

PIMS supports the mathematical sciences community by funding events and collaborations. We provide significant sponsorship for events in active areas of mathematical science research.

Proposals are welcome for funding for the following kinds of activities

Please note, all PIMS events are expected to adhere to our policy on Diversity and Respect.

## Preparing, and submitting a proposal

Funding proposals are evaluated annually by the Scientific Review Panel. Smaller investments are considered on an ongoing basis. Award holders are responsible for completing a final report upon the completion of their event.

All proposals should contain:

• A title
• A list of organizer(s) and their affiliations
• Proposed location and dates
• A high level summary of the anticipated (scientific) impact. The text should be written for a general scientific/ mathematical public, and be suitable for announcements
• Tentative participants, especially invited/confirmed speakers/panellists
• Budget information. It should be clear how PIMS funding would be used, and if there are other event sponsors. If applying for logistical support by PIMS Central, please supply details

In most cases, proposals should be at most 5 typeset pages. Funding for recurrent events is contingent upon up to date reporting.

Proposals are evaluated on:

• Scientific quality
• Mathematical and statistical content
• Feasibility and preparation
• Strategic benefit to PIMS member universities
• Equity, diversity and inclusivity
• Environmental responsibility - e.g strategies to maximize the value of travel or leverage hybrid/virtual techniques

Some priority is given to events that will take place at a PIMS site or in collaboration with our international partners. Successful activities will be designed with the above principles in mind, and applicants are encouraged to address these criteria directly. The deadline to apply is 11:59pm PST, October 1st, 2022.

We strongly encourage applicants to solicit feedback from their site directors, or PIMS Central, where appropriate.

The current call for proposals is now closed.

### Conferences, Workshops and Summer Schools

These activities are central to PIMS mandate. Organizers should work to ensure diversity among their speakers. If you would like to propose a large event hosted by PIMS, please do contact the PIMS Central Team for advice on how to do so.

### Focus Periods

Focus Periods are special opportunity events centering on current mathematical trends and collaborative prospects. They usually take place in the summer and vary in length depending on the discipline. Coordination/collaboration with other institutes is encouraged.

### Distinguished Visitors

PIMS considers invitations for distinguished scientists to visit its member institutions for periods ranging from one week to a few months.

In addition to the above proposal requirements, applications for this program should contain:

• Proposed dates and locations
• A 1-2 page abbreviated CV of the scientist
• A 1 paragraph scientific rationale for the visit
• A description for the activities planned, such as public lectures, seminars, and research group meetings.
• Indications of how virtualization might be incorporated, including which lectures will be recorded or broadcast
• A budget outlining the expenses, and other contributing funding, such as Discovery Grant and local support

### Innovation Activities (Industrial and other non-academy partners)

PIMS invites proposals to advance collaboration and the use of mathematics and statistics in industrial, government and other non-academy settings for innovation and technology development in Canada. These include joint academic/industrial conferences and workshops, industrial short courses, industrial problem solving workshops, job fairs, networking events and related to HQP development and training.

### PIMS Supported Seminars

Applications for PIMS supported seminars for the 2022 - 2023 academic year should be submitted by September15, 2022 via the discretionary funding form. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by late October. We will consider later application if funding is still available.

In addition to the above proposal requirements, please include the following information in the event description area of the form:

• Proposed location
• Approximate number of lectures per year
• A 1 paragraph scientific description of the seminar topic
• Indications of how virtualization might be incorporated, including recorded or broadcast details
• A budget outlining the expenses, and additional funding, such as Discovery Grant and local support
• A strategy to ensure that the speaker list is inclusive and diverse

As possibility of travel remains uncertain for the coming year, PIMS will prioritize funding seminars that have some virtualization capacity and means to support speakers at a distance.

Applications for Distinguished PIMS Seminar funding can be submitted through this process or through the SRP call.

Seminar organizers are responsible for reporting on their use of funds at the end of their award.

### Education and Outreach Activities

PIMS believes that training the next generation of mathematical scientists and promoting diversity within mathematics cannot begin too early. We welcome proposals aimed at creating opportunities for students to learn (Math Fairs, Math Mania, Summer Camps, Problem Solving Workshops, Hackathons), for teachers to improve their knowledge of mathematics, statistics and computer science and their capacity to teach (Teacher training workshops). PIMS welcomes proposals that address historical challenges faced by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. We encourage submissions with new ideas!