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Funding, Grants & Competitions

  • NWO Scientific Meetings and Consultations

    Deadline: Tuesday 31 December 2019
    Full, 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.
  • Call for Nominations: 2019 Sacks Prize for the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in mathematical logic

    Deadline: Monday 30 September 2019

    The ASL invites nominations for the 2019 Sacks Prize for the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in mathematical logic. The Sacks Prize was established to honor Professor Gerald Sacks of MIT and Harvard for his unique contribution to mathematical logic, particularly as adviser to a large number of excellent Ph.D. students. he Sacks Prize will consist of a cash award plus five years free membership in the ASL.

    Students who defend their dissertations (equivalent to the American doctoral dissertation) between October 1, 2018, and September 30, 2019, are eligible for the Prize this year. This is an international prize, with no restriction on the nationality of the candidate or the university where the doctorate is granted. Nominations should be made by the thesis adviser.

    For more information, see http://aslonline.org/asl-information/prizes-and-awards/ or contact Justin Moore at .
  • Call for Nominations: 2019 Shoenfield Prizes for outstanding expository writing in logic

    Deadline: Friday 1 November 2019

    The ASL invites nominations for the Shoenfield Prizes for outstanding expository writing in the field of logic. There are two Shoenfield prizes, one for books and one for expository articles, each to be awarded simultaneously every three years; the Shoenfield Prizes were first awarded in 2007. Any book first published in the past 9 years may be considered for the book award. Any article published in the past 6 years may be considered for the article award. Nominations should be submitted to Justin Moore (justin@math. cornell.edu), Chair of the ASL Committee on Prizes and Awards. The deadline for nominations for the 2019 Prizes is November 1, 2019.

    The Shoenfield prizes were established by the ASL to honor the late Joseph R. Shoenfield for his many outstanding contributions to logic and to the ASL. Generations of logicians have especially valued Shoenfield's expository gifts, and his writings provide models of lucidity and elegance. The ASL administers the fund on which the Prize is based and makes the award upon the recommendation of its Committee on Prizes and Awards.

  • Kurt Goedel Award: essay prize on "anti-reductionist knowledge in the natural sciences and humanities"

    Deadline: Monday 30 September 2019

    This year, for the first time, with the support of the University of Wuppertal, the Kurt Gödel Circle of Friends Berlin will present the Kurt Gödel Award 2019 to promote anti-reductionist knowledge in the natural sciences and humanities.

    This award will be awarded as part of an essay competition for the best question reductionists would have to answer, but cannot and why.

  • NWO Vidi Grant

    Deadline: Thursday 3 October 2019

    The Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vidi is a grant for experienced researchers. From 2018 on NWO asks Vidi candidates for an 'embedding guarantee' signed by the dean of the institution where they intend to conduct their research. Researchers can only submit applications for Vidi funding with the support of the Dutch institution where they intend to conduct their research. It is expected to lead to fewer applications and to be more consistent with the research institutions’ personnel policy.

  • ERC Starting Grants

    Deadline: Wednesday 16 October 2019

    ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme. Researchers of any nationality with 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD can apply. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.

  • 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.