Canadian Mathematical Society
Canadian Mathematical Society

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:

  • To unify and support Canadian mathematicians through effective communication, broad membership, sponsorship of diverse activities, and partnerships with like professional societies.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To champion mathematics through initiatives that explain, promote and increase the general understanding of mathematics, provide extra-curricular opportunities for students, and encourage partnerships with corporate, government and not-for-profit agencies.

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 process

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

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