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Funding, Grants & Competitions
NWO Scientific Meetings and ConsultationsDeadline: Tuesday 31 December 2019Full, associate and assistant professors and other researchers with a comparable appointment can submit an application for support for the organisation of scientific meetings or consultations for the formation of new teams and consortia. This funding instrument is open for applications with a research question within or that overlaps with the earth sciences, astronomy, chemistry, computer science, life sciences, physics and mathematics.For more information, see https://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/enw/nwo-scientific-meetings-domain-science/nwo-scientific-meetings-domain-science.html or contact dr. Varsha Kapoerchan at wbo_science at nwo.nl.
2020 Du Chatelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics: "Mathematics as a tool of conceptual innovation in physical theory and/or experiment, 1780-1890"Deadline: Saturday 1 February 2020
The Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics is awarded for previously unpublished work in philosophy of physics by a graduate student or junior scholar. The prize celebrates excellence in philosophy of physics, and promotes breadth across the field both historically and philosophically.
Submissions are invited for the 2020 Du Châtelet Prize. The topic for this year's prize is 'Mathematics as a tool of conceptual innovation in physical theory and/or experiment, 1780-1890'. The winner will receive $1000, an invitation to participate in a workshop to be held at Duke University, and an invitation to have their paper considered for publication in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. The prize is open to graduate students and to scholars within 5 years of PhD. Submissions should not exceed 10,000 words.For more information, see https://duchateletprize.org.
Public Engagement with Research AwardDeadline: Friday 10 January 2020
The European Research Council’s (ERC) Public Engagement with Research Award 2020 is designed to recognize and celebrate ERC grantees who have demonstrated excellence in public engagement and outreac.
One winner will be selected in each of the categories 'Public outreach', 'Press and media relations' and 'Online and social media'. Winning projects will be featured prominently in the ERC communication channels, expanding the visibility of the project, for several months after the award.For more information, see https://erc.europa.eu/managing-your-project/public-engagement-with-research-award.
NWO Open Competition – SSHDeadline: Thursday 16 January 2020
On 3 October, the NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities will launch the second round of the NWO Open Competition – SSH for non-programmed, curiosity-driven research. Researchers can, without thematic limitations, apply for funding for projects with a research question rooted primarily in the social sciences and/or humanities. The budget available for this round is approximately 22 million euros. The deadline for pre-proposals is 16 January 2020, the deadline for full proposals is 9 July 2020.For more information, see https://www.nwo.nl/en/research-and-results/programmes/open+competition+ssh or contact Dr. Eelco van Dongen at e.vandongen at nwo.nl.
Quantum Computing Summer School FellowshipDeadline: Friday 17 January 2020
The Quantum Computing Summer School is an immersive 10-week curriculum that includes tutorials from world-leading experts in quantum computation as well as one-on-one mentoring from LANL staff scientists who are conducting cutting-edge quantum computing research. Summer school fellowship recipients will be exposed to the theoretical foundations of quantum computation and will become skilled at programming commercial quantum computers, such as those developed by D-Wave Systems, Rigetti, and IBM. Between Ten and Fifteen students (with the precise number determined based on the applicant pool) will be awarded a fellowship from LANL that covers travel, living expenses in Los Alamos, and salary. The fellowship value ranges from $7,500 to $13,000, based on academic rank (junior, senior, 1st year graduate student, etc.).For more information, see https://www.lanl.gov/projects/national-security-education-center/information-science-technology/summer-schools/quantumcomputing/index.php or contact Christian Schaffner at c.schaffner at uva.nl.
Call for Nominations: S. Barry Cooper Prize 2020Deadline: Friday 17 January 2020
The S. Barry Cooper Prize is awarded to a researcher who has contributed to a broad understanding and foundational study of computability by outstanding results, by seminal and lasting theory building, by exceptional service to the research communities involved, or by a combination of these. This award is presented every two to three years, with the presentation taking place at the International Conference Computability in Europe (CiE).
The Prize is named in honor of S. Barry Cooper, the founding President of the Association Computability, in recognition of his vision of the fundamental concept of computability that brought together several different research communities. The awardee shall be invited to the next annual CiE conference to give an invited talk and will be presented with an award plaque on this occasion.
Nominations may be made by any member of the scientific community and any such member can be nominated. Nomination letters can have multiple signatories and should provide a motivation for awarding the prize to the nominee, precisely stating their outstanding results, their seminal and lasting theory building, and/or their exceptional service to the research communities involved.
Call for Nominations: Presburger Award for Young ScientistsDeadline: Saturday 15 February 2020
Starting in 2010, the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) established the Presburger Award. The Award is conferred annually at the International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP) to a young scientist (in exceptional cases to several young scientists) for outstanding contributions in theoretical computer science, documented by a published paper or a series of published papers. The Award is named after Mojzesz Presburger who accomplished his path-breaking work on decidability of the theory of addition (today called Presburger arithmetic) as a student in 1929.
Nominations for the Presburger Award can be submitted by any member or group of members of the theoretical computer science community except the nominee and his/her advisors for the master thesis and the doctoral dissertation. Nominated scientists have to be at most 35 years old on January 1st of the year of the nomination. The award includes an amount of 1000 Euro and an invitation to ICALP 2020 for a lecture.