Simons Symposia Grant Program

Simons Foundation

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Oct 31, 2018

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Working Professional

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences division is currently soliciting proposals for its Simons Symposia series, which brings together mathematicians, theoretical physicists, and theoretical computer scientists to interact and collaborate in symposium series that focus on one topic or tightly connected group of topics.

Format of a Symposium Series

An individual symposium series consists of up to three weeklong meetings on one topic or a tightly connected group of topics every second year. A symposium series is initially approved for one year and renewed for up to two more if successful. If the first meeting in the series occurs in year N, then subsequent meetings would occur in years N+2 and N+4.

Each symposium in the series may have up to 23 participants, including its organizing committee (two to four leaders in a field). It will have a focused theme and a schedule leaving plenty of time for collaboration and open-ended discussion. In some areas, a tight focus on a new research development or a specific research problem would be appropriate; in others, a symposium might help set an agenda for the field. Please see previous Simons Symposia for reference.

Participation in a symposium is by invitation only. The Simons Foundation will issue invitations upon the recommendation of the organizers. The foundation will also make travel arrangements for all symposium participants and will provide support at the conference site. All expenses, including travel, lodging, and meals, will be paid by the foundation.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.