Call for Proposals —
2008 Endowment Grants Competition
The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce the 2008 Endowment Grants Competition to fund projects that contribute to the broader good of the mathematical community. The Endowment Fund is used to fund such projects and the Endowment Grants Committee (EGC) administers the distribution of the grants and adjudicates proposals for projects. Depending on the performance of the CMS Endowment Fund, the funds available for this year’s competition may be less than past years.
Proposals must address the goal and statement of purpose of the Canadian Mathematical Society:
The goal of the Canadian Mathematical Society is to support the promotion and advancement of the discovery, learning, and application of mathematics.
The CMS Statement of Purpose is:
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.
The EGC will consider funding proposals for a maximum of three years. However, multi-year proposals must be funded from the funds available to the EGC in the year of application. The EGC will consider funding proposals to a maximum of $5,000 per year.
The EGC tends to favour proposals where CMS funds can be leveraged or where proposals have no other natural funding body to which to apply.
If it is anticipated that a proposal will generate something of lasting financial value, proposers must indicate that this is the case and declare their intent with respect to that value.
Application forms and templates as well as advice
and directions are available at the CMS website
Proposals must be received no later than September 30, 2008.
The Chair of the Endowment Grants Committee invites e-mails expressing interest in the grant as soon as possible.
Dr. Karl Dilcher
Chair, Endowment Grants Committee
Canadian Mathematical Society
577 King Edward
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5