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Proposals

  • Proposals must address the goal of the CMS and the CMS purpose statements which we add here.

    The goal of the Canadian Mathematical Society is to support the promotion and advancement of the discovery, learning, and application of mathematics.

    The CMS statements of purpose are

    1.
    To unify and support Canadian mathematicians through effective communication, broad membership, sponsorship of diverse activities, and partnerships with like professional societies.

    2.
    To support mathematics research through the communication of current research to both the specialist and non-specialist, public recognition of research accomplishments and collaboration with the research institutes and granting agencies.

    3.
    To support the advancement of mathematics education through joint projects with mathematics educators at all levels, promotion of educational advancements, and partnerships with provincial ministries of education and organizations supporting mathematics education.

    4.
    To champion mathematics through initiatives that explain, promote and increase the general understanding of mathematics, provide extra-curricula opportunities for students, and encourage partnerships with corporate, government and not-for-profit agencies.

  • Proposals may be fully funded, partially funded, or unfunded. An applicant may be involved in only one proposal per competition as a principal applicant.

  • Proposals must come from CMS members, or, if joint, at least one principal applicant must be a CMS member.

  • Proposals are expected to be short, two pages at most, in 12 point type, with 1" margins, double spaced. Each proposal must include a summary of 100 words or less, and should indicate to which organization the cheque should be sent in the event the proposal is successful. Each principal applicant must provide a short two-page summary CV. We append a draft of such a summary CV at the end of this report. The CV must include a description of the funding applied for or held by the proposer(s) that has relevance to the proposal. Each principal applicant is required to answer the following question: Have you received funding from the EGC as part of a previous proposal? If the answer to this question is yes, the applicant is required to submit a copy of the report on the most recently funded proposal. [The intent here is to provide an administratively simple checking mechanism.] Failure to include a copy of such a report will disqualify a proposal.

  • Four copies of each proposal must be provided by the applicants. This supposes that the EGC opts to use the system of primary and secondary readers suggested by this report in the section entitled ``Imagining the EGC at work''. In this case, one copy is for the Executive Office, one is for the Chair, and one each for the primary and secondary readers. Each proposal should contain a stamped, self-addressed envelope which will be used by the CMS to acknowledge receipt of the proposal.

    In summary, each submission should contain a self-addressed stamped envelope and four copies of

    1.
    a two-page description of the proposal, including a summary of 100 words or less.

    2.
    A summary CV for each principal applicant, at most two-pages long. Applicants must append a copy of the report on the most recently funded proposal in which they were involved.

  • In principle, the committee will favour proposals where CMS funds can be leveraged or where proposals have no other natural funding body to which to apply. Opportunities for leveraging CMS funds and/or alternate sources of funding should be made explicit in the proposal.

  • The committee will consider funding proposals for a maximum of three years. However, multi-year proposals must be funded from the funds available to the committee in the year of application.

  • The committee will normally consider funding proposals to a maximum of $5K per year and, in exceptional circumstances, up to $10K per year.

  • In some cases, it may be that the proposal will generate something of lasting financial value. The committee would find it helpful if the proposers would indicate if this may be the case for their proposal, and declare their intent with respect to that value.


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