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Funding, Grants & Competitions

  • 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    The Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics is awarded for previously unpublished work in philosophy of physics by a graduate student or junior scholar.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.
  • Call for Nominations: Presburger Award for Young Scientists

    Deadline: 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.

  • Call for Nominations: Ackermann Award 2020

    Deadline: Wednesday 1 April 2020

    The Ackermann Award is the EACSL Outstanding Dissertation Award for Logic in Computer Science. Nominations are now invited for the 2020 Ackermann Award. PhD dissertations in topics specified by the EACSL and LICS conferences, which were formally accepted as PhD theses at a university or equivalent institution between 1.1.2018 and 31.12.2019 are eligible for nomination for the award. The 2020 Ackermann award will be presented to the recipient(s) at the annual conference of the EACSL, CSL 2021.

    For more information, see http://www.eacsl.org/submissionsAck.html or contact Thomas Schwentick at .
  • Digital Infrastructure in Social Sciences and Humanities

    Deadline: Friday 6 March 2020

    There is a strong desire in the SSH field to assign part of the resources intended for the SSH Sector Plan of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) to a domain wide digital SSH plan. For this purpose, the SSH Council – which represents the SSH field – initiated the Platform for Digital Infrastructure for SSH (PDI-SSH). The platform is responsible for allocating resources to digital infrastructure facilities within the SSH domain, for coordinating digital infrastructures in the SSH domain and for strategy within that domain. PDI-SSH launches this Call for proposals as part of the SSH Sector Plan.

    For more information, see https://pdi-ssh.nl/en/2020/01/call-en/ or contact .
  • (New) E. W. Beth Outstanding Dissertation Prize 2020

    Deadline: Wednesday 15 April 2020

    Since 2002, the Association for Logic, Language, and Information (FoLLI) has been awarding the annual E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize to outstanding Ph.D. dissertations in Logic, Language, and Information, with financial support of the E.W. Beth Foundation  Nominations are now invited for outstanding dissertations on current topics in philosophical and mathematical logic, computer science logic, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, history of logic, history of the philosophy of science and scientific philosophy in general, as well as the current theoretical and foundational developments in information and computation, language and cognition.

    Dissertations with results more broadly impacting various research areas in their interdisciplinary investigations are especially solicited. The nominations should be for the Ph.D. degree awarded in 2019.

    For more information, see http://www.folli.info/?page_id=74 or contact Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh at .
  • (New) Call for STSM proposals in COST Action Multi3Generation.

    Deadline: Friday 31 January 2020

    The Multi3Generation (Multi-task, Multilingual, Multi-modal Language Generation) COST Action CA18231 aims at fostering an interdisciplinary network of research groups working on different aspects of natural language generation. We are now officially accepting applications for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs). STSMs are an instrument to encourage short-term research visits between members of the Action, with a particular interest in aiding in the mobility of Early Career Investigators such as PhD students. STSM grants contribute to expenses for accommodation, traveling and subsistence according to a regulated COST scheme.

    We are collecting applications now and will aim at providing a decision on whether the proposal has been accepted/rejected within two weeks time. All STSM proposals submitted in the context of the current call for proposals must be implemented and completed by April 30, 2020, which means the entire STSM is finalised and the final report has been submitted and accepted by the Multi3Generation COST Action Management Committee.