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MSRI/SLMath Call for Program Proposals

Call for Program Proposals

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), now becoming the Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath) in 2022-23, invites the submission of proposals for full- or half-year programs to be held at MSRI. Planning of such programs is generally done about three years ahead. Except in extraordinary cases, a subject is the focus of a program not more than once in ten years.

A scientific program at SLMath generally consists of up to nine months of concentrated activity in a specific area of current research interest in the mathematical sciences. SLMath usually runs two programs simultaneously, each with about forty mathematicians in residence at any given time. The most common program length is four months (typically in the form of a Fall or Spring semester program). Each program begins with a Connections workshop and an Introductory workshop, the purpose of which are to introduce the subject to the broader mathematical community and connect early-career researchers, especially women, gender-expansive individuals, and minorities to senior mentors in the field. The programs receive administrative and financial support from the Institute, allowing organizers to focus on the scientific aspects of the activities.

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Institute meets in January, May and November each year to consider proposals for programs.

The deadlines to submit proposals of any kind for review by the SAC are March 1, October 1 and December 1.

Please see our website for specific proposal requirements and further information:  

SLMath also invites the submission of proposals for Hot Topics workshops and Summer Graduate Schools.

MSRI / SLMath has been supported from its origins by the National Science Foundation, now joined by the National Security Agency, over 100 Academic Sponsor departments, by a range of private foundations, and by generous and farsighted individuals.