Calls and Documents

ERC grants: Deadlines in 2016 approaching

Grants from the European Research Council: The deadlines are for consolidator grants  2.2.2016, and for advanced grants 1.9.2016. Since this year, the funding for the different fields (for example PE1 Mathematics) depends strongly on the number of applications for the field. Unfortunately in the last calls, the number of applications has significantly decreased. This will have a negative effect on the funding for mathematics. If the development continues, a drastic reduction of the budget for funding in mathematics has to be expected in the coming years. Here is some advice:

1. Colleagues with a good idea for a proposal should definitely apply.
2. One should apply for the full grant if the project really has the potential and need for such a large amount.
3. Most research projects in mathematics can get along with much smaller grants.
4. Do not follow the requests of university administrators if they urge you to go for the maximal possible grant sum.

  • Abel in Zurich

    On behalf of the Abel Committee of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the FIM - Institute for Mathematical Research - in Zurich is hosting a one-day symposium on 20 January 2016 with talks given by Sir Michael Atiyah (The University of Edinburgh, Abel Prize Laureate), John Rognes (University of Oslo, Head of the Abel Prize Committee) and Endre Szemerédi (Rutgers University, Abel Prize Laureate).

  • 2016 Louis Bachelier Prize: Nominations solicited

    The Louis Bachelier Prize is a biennial prize jointly awarded by the London Mathematical Society (LMS), the Natixis Foundation for Quantitative Research and the Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (SMAI). The winners are prominent personalities, widely recognized in the academic and professional worlds of quantitative finance and/or risk management. The closing date for nominations is 31st January 2016.