Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

News and Events:
Funding, Grants and Competitions

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Headlines Funding, Grants and Competitions

Funding, Grants and Competitions

  • NWO Onderzoeksbeurs "Wiskundeleraar in Onderzoek"

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    Het programma STEM Teacher Academy heeft via het NWO Gebiedsbestuur Exacte Wetenschappen onderzoeksbeurzen voor enthousiaste wiskundedocenten beschikbaar gesteld. Deze financiering is alleen voor wiskundeleraren aan Nederlandse middelbare scholen die graag hun kennis willen opfrissen. Dit kan door middel van één dag per week (voor 6 tot 12 maanden) onderzoek uit te voeren bij een wiskunde-instituut met betrekking tot fundamenteel, toegepast of didactisch onderzoek.

    Deadline: 4 oktober 2016 14:00

    Voor meer informatie, zie

  • (New) ERC Advanced Grant

    If, as an established leading principal investigator, you are interested in the opportunity for long-term funding, the ERC is here to help. ERC Advanced Grants are designed to allow outstanding research leaders of any nationality and any age to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects in Europe.

    The scheme targets researchers who have already established themselves as top independent research leaders.

    Application Deadline: 1 September 2016. For more information, see

  • (New) NWO Joint eScience and Data Science across Top Sectors

    The Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research Physical Sciences (NWO), and Dutch Digital Delta invite technology-oriented researchers to apply for funding and support for researching disruptive eScience technologies and Big Data.

    Application deadline: 30 August 2016 14:00. For more information, see

  • (New) NWO Vici

    Vici is a funding instrument from the Talent Scheme. It gives senior researchers the opportunity to build up their own research group, often in anticipation of a tenured professorship. The research group must become structurally embedded in the research institution.

    Application deadline: 25 August 2016 14:00. For more information, see

  • (New) NWO Free Competition (humanities)

    Within the Free Competition Humanities, researchers can apply for funding for curiosity-driven research that does not fall under the thematic funding programmes. Researchers are therefore free to choose the subject of their project, as long as it fits within the humanities.

    Application deadline: 6 September 2016 14:00. For more information, see

  • Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

    The purpose of this award is to encourage and support scholarship in the philosophy of information. The award shall consist of $1,000, given annually to a graduate student who is working on a dissertation on the philosophy of information (broadly construed). As we see it, the range of philosophical questions relating to information is broad, and approachable through a variety of philosophical traditions (philosophy of mind, logic, philosophy of information so-called, philosophy of science, etc.).

    The scholarship recipient must be an active doctoral student whose primary area of research is directly philosophical, whether the institutional setting is philosophy or another discipline; that is to say, the mode of dissertation research must be philosophical as opposed to empirical or literary study. The recipient must have completed all course work and have had a dissertation proposal accepted by the institution. Recipients may receive the award not more than once.

    Nominations should be submitted via email by June 1. For more information, see

  • (New) 21 June 2016, Information Session on ERC Grants

    Location: Jaarbeurs MeetUp, Beatrixgebouw, Utrecht, Netherlands

    Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) support individual researchers of any nationality and age who wish to pursue their frontier research. In particular, the ERC encourages proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries, pioneering ideas that address new and emerging fields and applications that introduce unconventional, innovative approaches. ERC grants are awarded through open competition to projects headed by starting and established researchers - the sole criterion for selection is scientific excellence.

    To gain an overall view of the rules and possibilities, we cordially invite you to an ERC information session. During this session, your National Contact Points will inform you of the possible type of grants, the rules for participation and the evaluation process. In addition a member of an evaluation panel will tell you about his/her experience with evaluating ERC proposals (TBC) and an ERC grant holder will share his tips and tricks.

    For more information, see

  • (New) 1 July 2016, Talent Scheme Information Meeting (Veni, Vidi, Vici)

    Date and time: Friday 1 July 2016, 09:00-16:45
    Location: NWO Java building, Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië 300, 2593 CE, The Hague

    On Friday 1 July NWO is organising an information meeting for researchers that want to apply for a Veni, Vidi or Vici grant. Practical information will be given and laureates, selection committee members and NWO coordinators will share their experiences. The morning programme is for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the afternoon programme is for the Natural Sciences, Engineering and Life Sciences. The meetings will be held in English.

    For more information, see

  • Call for nominations: Oberwolfach Prize 2016 in Discrete Mathematics, Logic or Theoretical Computer Science,

    The Oberwolfach Foundation awards in cooperation with the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach a prize for excellent achievements in *Discrete Mathematics*. This also includes Logic and Theoretical Computer Science.

    The prize amounts to Euro 10.000. Candidates should be mathematicians with Ph.D./Dr. degree received not more than 10 years ago and must be nominated. Proposals should contain a description of the scientific achievements, curriculum vitae and publication list of the candidate.

    We request all senior scientists in Discrete Mathematics, Logic or Theoretical Computer Science to make proposals before September 1st, 2016. For more information, see

  • Call for Nominations: 2016 Sack Prize for the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in mathematical logic

    The ASL invites nominations for the 2016 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. The 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, 2015, and September 30, 2016, are eligible for the Prize this year. Nominations must be received by September 30, 2016. This is an international prize, with no restriction on the nationality of the candidate or the university where the doctorate is granted.

    For general information about the Prize, visit For more details of the application process, see

  • Call for Nominations: 2016 Shoenfield Prizes for outstanding expository writing in logic

    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.

    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 fund on which the Prize is based is administered by the ASL and the award is made by the Association upon the recommendation of the ASL Committee on Prizes and Awards.

    Nominations should be submitted to Simon Thomas (sthomas at, Chair of the ASL Committee on Prizes and Awards. The deadline for nominations for the 2016 Prizes is November 1, 2016. For more information, see

  • (New) 2017 Essay Prize of the Metaphysics of Entanglement Project: "What is Structure?"

    The Metaphysics of Entanglement Project is pleased to announce their 2017 Essay Prize. The winner of the Prize will receive £250. We solicit philosophically informed papers addressing the nature of structure in contemporary analytic philosophy.

    Submissions are invited from postgraduate students and from early career researchers (understood as being within 8 years of receipt of PhD, though exceptions will be considered?please email for advice in the latter case). The closing date for receipt of entries is 16 of December 2016.* For more information, see or contact: quantum at

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