SGS Conference Grant – Fall 2013 Competition

Award Overview:

Deadlines:                                         Sept. 30th – Online application opens

Oct. 11th – Online application closes

Oct. 18th – Last day for Supervisors to complete approval

Value/Duration:                              Grant value varies (based on registration fee & location of event)

Level of study:                                  Full-time Master’s and Doctoral students

Required Legal Status:                  Domestic or International

Results:                                               Mid-November 2013 (via U of T email address as recorded on ROSI at the time of application)

Purpose:

The SGS Conference Grant provides modest financial support to eligible students who will be actively-presenting their research at an academic conference.  Applicants need not have received confirmation of participation in the conference at the time of application. This grant is not intended to be a principal source of funding but serves to reimburse students for some basic expenses. Applicants are expected to seek funding from various sources to supplement their travel and other related expenses.

 

Students attending conferences outside of Canada are responsible for complying with U of T’s Safety Abroad Guidelines.  Please see the Safety Abroad Office’s website for more details.

Required Eligibility: (revised fall 2013)

Applicants must:

·         be actively presenting their research (relevant to their current degree program) at an academic conference that occurs between Sept.  1, 2013 – March 31, 2014

·         be registered full-time in a graduate degree program (Master’s or Doctoral) at the time of: 1) application, 2) conference presentation and 3) collecting the reimbursement

Priority is given to students who are in the early stages of their academic career and who have not previously received an SGS Conference Grant while enrolled in their current program.

 

** Effective the Fall 2014 competition, SGS Conference Grants will be limited to one per graduate degree.

Application Process:

The SGS Conference Grant online application will be open to students on Monday September 30th via the SGS Website. Students must apply as an individual for a grant in support of one conference. To complete the online application, applicants will be required to provide the following information:

 

·         Supervisor/Advisor’s email-address

·         Details of the academic conference (i.e. title, location, registration-fee at the student-rate, website-address)

·         Details regarding the presentation of research (i.e. title, first-author)

·         Number of previous conferences attended during the applicant’s current degree program

·         Potential other sources of funding that may be available to support the travel/other related expenses (for information purposes only)

Tip: prior to completing an application students are encouraged to:

·         Inquire with your graduate unit if you do not currently have a Supervisor/Advisor for assistance in identifying an appropriate faculty member who can fulfill this role for the approval process

·         Notify your Supervisor/Advisor that you are submitting an SGS Conference Grant application which will require their approval

·         Confirm the correct email address of your Supervisor/Advisor or faculty designate

Reimbursement:

Successful applicants will be required to submit the following 3 documents to receive reimbursement; any additional requirements will be detailed in the letter of offer.

 

1.       Proof of conference attendance and active-participation (copy of, or URL to online conference programme identifying applicant as a presenter)

2.       Receipt/invoice issued by the conference organizer showing paid registration-fee (must show payment received)

3.       Completed Payment Activation Form (accessible from the SGS Website)

Contact Information and Resources:

See the SGS Website for additional information and FAQs

Please direct any inquiries to Tara Lock at  conferencegrant@sgs.utoronto.ca.

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Graduate Math Conference – June 4-5, Guelph

We are organizing a graduate mathematics conference on June 4-5, 2013, at the University of Guelph.

This conference is run by graduate students for graduate students. If you could help us advertise this event by forwarding this e-mail to your graduate students, it would be greatly appreciated. This conference is a great opportunity for students to obtain presentation practice, meet students in different research areas and to learn about the exciting math being conducted in Southern Ontario. The University of Guelph is a one hour drive from University of Toronto and accessible via public transit. We will be accepting abstract submissions up to Friday, May 3rd. Presentations can be on any mathematics/statistics topic and can incorporate either preliminary or final results. Some reimbursement (for parking, accommodation, breakfasts/snacks) will be available.

For more information, please visit our conference website www.uoguelph.ca/~mathgrad, or e-mail us at mathgrad@uoguelph.ca.

Sincerely,

Sarah Plosker

Binghamton University Graduate Conference

Binghamton University Graduate Conference in Algebra and Topology (BUGCAT) will be held on November 3rd.

Now in its fifth year, the BUGCAT is a venue where algebra and topology graduate students in all stages of their research can present their work, practice giving talks, and network with other mathematicians.  This year’s keynote speech will be given by Dr. Mladen Bestvina, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at the University of Utah.

Registration will be available tomorrow, on our website:  http://www.math.binghamton.edu/grads/gradconf

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SGS Conference Grant

Purpose

The SGS Conference Grant is intended to encourage eligible students to present their research at a regional, national or international conference or equivalent academic event.

Competition Timing (fall 2012 and winter 2013)

Applicants are encouraged to apply even if they have not received confirmation of their participation in a conference at the time of application.

 

The fall 2012 SGS Conference Grant: The application will be available on-line from Oct.1st to Oct.12th. This competition is intended to support conferences that are scheduled to take place between  September 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013.

 

The winter 2013 SGS Conference Grant: The competition will be announced in February and is intended to support conferences that are scheduled to take place between March 1, 2013 – September 30, 2013. 

Fall 2012 Deadlines:

·         October 1st Application opens to students and Supervisors/Advisors

·         October 12th Application closes to students

·         October 19th Application closes to Supervisors

Value

The value of the SGS Conference Grant is based on the costs associated with: 1) the event’s registration fee (at the student-rate) 2) the location of the event. Transportation, accommodation and other related expenses are not taken into consideration. This grant is not intended to be the principal source of funding – applicants are expected to seek funding from other sources and must list other resources they are anticipating will supplement their conference travel and attendance. Preference will be given to applicants who are in the early stage of their academic program, have not previously attended a conference during their current program and/or who have not previously received an SGS Conference Grant. 

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Doctoral-stream (i.e. M.A., M.A.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (including flexible-time option Ph.D.)) or in a professional master’s program leading to a doctoral degree or in a professional doctoral program (S.J.D., D.M.A., Ed.D.)
  • Registered full-time at the time of application
  • Registered full time at the time of conference attendance and collection of payment
  • An active participant (e.g. speaker, poster presenter, member of a panel or round table) in a conference or other academic meeting relevant to their academic program
  • In good standing as defined by their graduate unit

Application

The SGS Conference Grant application is only available online and is accessible from the SGS Website. Both the applicant and the Supervisor/Advisor will be required to enter their UTORid and password in order to access the application.

 

Applicants will be asked for the following information:

·         Supervisor/Advisor contact information

·         Details of the conference or academic event (title, location, registration fee at the student-rate, URL)

·         Details regarding the presentation of research (title, etc.)

·         Previous conferences in which they have presented their research during their current program

·         Potential other sources of funding that may be available to support their conference attendance

 

Notification

Successful and unsuccessful applicants will receive notification at their U of T email-address in early-November 2012 regarding the result of their application.

 

Payment to Successful Applicants

Successful applicants are required to submit the following documentation to initiate payment of the grant:

·         Proof of conference registration payment (e.g. receipt)

·         Proof of conference attendance and active involvement (e.g. link to online programme listing applicant’s name)

·         Payment Activation Form

Questions

For questions regarding this competition, visit the SGS Website or email us at conferencegrant@sgs.utoronto.ca.

Best Regards,

 

Tara Lock
Awards Officer, Internal
Graduate Awards Office
School of Graduate Studies
University of Toronto
Room 202 – 63 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario  M5S 2Z9
Tel:  (416) 978-2386

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Ottawa Mathematics Conference

On behalf of the organizing committee of the Ottawa Mathematics Conference
(OMC), I’d like to ask you to encourage your students to give a talk at
this year’s event. The OMC is a two-day conference designed specifically
for graduate students, postdocs, and talented undergraduates to showcase
their research in any field of mathematics. It is a great opportunity not
only to interact with fellow mathematicians, but also to gain experience
in giving talks and sharing one’s work.

The OMC will take place at the University of Ottawa from May 18-19, 2012.
Talks need only be 25 minutes in length, and slots are still available!
Much more information (including information about registration) can be
found on our website: www.omc2012.com.

If you have a student who has research to share, please encourage him or
her to register! And if you have have any questions, please don’t hesitate
to send me an e-mail at ckari099@uOttawa.ca.

Sincerely,

Camelia Karimianpour

PhD student

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

University of Ottawa

585 King Edward
Ottawa, ON

K1N 6N5

Email: ckari099@uottawa.ca

2012 Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

***Please distribute widely to undergraduate and graduate students***
***We sincerely apologize for cross-postings***

To all those who share a passion for math! Registration is now open for the 2012 Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (CUMC), which is being held at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus from July 11th to 15th.

If you have not heard of the CUMC before, now is your opportunity to get on board with Canada’s premier undergraduate mathematics conference. If you have heard of the CUMC, now is the time to get excited to attend the conference!

The CUMC provides a great experience for undergraduate students, as it gives you a chance to attend a national conference where you can gain confidence in presenting, and it gives you the opportunity to network and share ideas with others who share your passion. The conference strives to bring together the diversity that underlies mathematics, and includes participants from fields as widespread as pure math, applied math, physics, economics, statistics, computer science, mathematical finance, and beyond. Any student in a mathematics related field is invited and encouraged to attend and give a talk.

We hope that you will talk to other students and your professors about this conference and the exciting opportunities it offers for undergraduate students of all levels. We would love to see you and a group of your friends, and maybe even a favorite professor, attend the conference this year. Remember, you are invited to give a talk, but are also welcome to simply attend and learn from others. If you are not involved in research, you’re invited to talk about whatever you are passionate about in regards to mathematics. You may choose to talk about a particular aspect of mathematics that you find interesting, a proof you enjoy working through, a historical aspect of the evolution of mathematics, or any other mathematics topic you wish to share. You will encounter many new topics from these presentations, and will have the opportunity to both give and receive feedback from your peers. The CUMC is a non-competitive forum for building connections between students of all levels and backgrounds and aims for diversity in its presenters. In fact, the three core principles of the conference are bilingualism, non-competitiveness, and regional diversity.

The conference also features renowned keynote speakers from a variety of disciplines. These keynote speakers who are invited to the CUMC are either prominent research figures or rising stars in their fields, and most importantly are people who care about undergraduate students and their exposure to mathematics.

This is the largest conference of its kind in North America, and we hope that you will get involved and join others from across the country. Everyone attending will leave with new experiences, new understanding, new ideas, and a new passion for mathematics!

For further information on the conference, please visit our website at cumc.math.ca or contact us with any questions at cumc.2012@ubc.ca.

Sincerely,

The CUMC 2012 Organizing Committee

Ottawa Mathematics Conference 2012

On behalf of the Mathematics Graduate Student Association (MGSA) of the 
University of Ottawa, I am extremely happy to invite students and 
postdoctoral researchers of your university to the annual Ottawa Mathematics 
Conference (OMC).

The OMC is a conference organized by the graduate students of the 
University of Ottawa and Carleton for the graduate students, 
undergraduate students, and postdoctoral researchers from Ontario, 
Quebec, the Maritime Provinces and the Northeast United States.

For more information, please visit  http://www.omc2012.com

Yours Sincerely,

Camelia Karimianpour
PhD student
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Ottawa
585 King Edward
Ottawa, ON
K1N 6N5
Email: ckari099@uottawa.ca

SGS Conference Grant – Winter 2012 (opens March 26th)

Purpose

The SGS Conference Grant is intended to encourage doctoral-stream students to present their research at a regional, national or international conference or equivalent academic event.

Competition timing

The winter SGS Conference Grant Application will be available on-line from March 26th to April 6th. The winter competition is intended to support conferences that will take place between March 1, 2012 – September 30, 2012. The fall 2012 competition will be announced near the end of summer and is intended to assist with conferences taking place between September 2012  – March 2013. 

Deadlines:

  • Application opens to students: March 26th
  • Application closes to students: April 6th
  • Application closes to supervisors: April 13th

Value

The value will be based on the event’s registration-fee (at the student-rate) as well as a pre-determined amount based on the location of the event. Preference will be given to applicants who are in the early stage of their academic program, have not previously attended a conference during their current program and/or who have not previously received an SGS Conference Grant.  The SGS Conference Grant is not intended to be the principal source of funding.  Applicants are expected to seek funding from other sources, and must list other resources that will or may be used to support their conference attendance.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Doctoral-stream (M.A, MA.Sc., M.Sc., PhD (including flexible-time option PhD), or in a professional masters program leading to a doctoral degree, and professional Doctoral programs (SJD, DMA, Ed.D. )
  • Registered full-time at the time of application
  • Registered full time at the time of conference attendance
  • An active participant (e.g. speaker,  poster presenter, member of a panel or round table) in a conference (or other academic meeting) relevant to their academic program
  • In good standing as defined by their graduate unit

 

Applicants need not have received confirmation of their participation in the conference at the time of application

Application

The SGS Conference Grant application is only available online and is accessible from the SGS Website. Both the applicant and the Supervisor/Advisor will be required to enter their UTORid and password in order to access the application.

 

Applicants will be asked for the following information:

  • Supervisor/Advisor contact information
  • Details of the conference or academic event (title, location, registration fee at the student-rate, URL)
  • Details regarding the presentation of research (title, etc)
  • Previous conferences in which they have presented their research during their current program
  • Potential other sources of funding that may be available to support this conference attendance

 

Notification

Successful and unsuccessful applicants will receive notification by email in May 2012 regarding the result of their application.

 

Payment to Successful Applicants:

Successful applicants are required to submit the following documentation to initiate  payment of the grant.

  • Proof of conference registration payment
  • Proof of conference attendance and active involvement

Questions

For all questions regarding this competition, visit the SGS Website or email us at conferencegrant@sgs.utoronto.ca.

Best Regards,

Tara Lock

Awards Officer, Internal

Graduate Awards Office

School of Graduate Studies

University of Toronto

Room 202 – 63 St. George Street

Toronto, Ontario  M5S 2Z9

Tel:  (416) 978-2386

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Winter School in Galois Theory – Luxembourg

Hello all, 
We are happy to announce a
Winter School on Galois Theory
to be held in Luxembourg in February 2012.

The goal of the winter school is to present state-of-the-art methods in
Galois theory to graduate students and postdocs. We will focus on Galois
representations, in particular on Serre's modularity conjecture, and on
several of the patching techniques and their various applications. Prior
to the school, there will be three preparatory days on background material.

Preparatory days, 15 - 17 February 2012

* Profinite Groups - Luis Ribes
* Field Theory - Wulf-Dieter Geyer
* Modular Forms - Johan Bosman

Winter School, 20 - 24 February 2012

* Galois Representations - Gebhard Böckle
* Serre's Modularity Conjecture - Michael Schein
* Patching in Galois Theory - Moshe Jarden
* Patching in Algebra - David Harbater

For more information and registration, please see the webpage:
http://galois.pratum.net

Best regards,

Sara Arias-de-Reyna
Lior Bary-Soroker
Gabor Wiese
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Canadian Mathematical Society Student Committee

**Our grad student Jerrod Smith is a member of the CMS Student 
Committee and he is organizing the student poster session at the 
2011 Winter CMS meeting to be held in Toronto.**

Hi everyone,

CMS Student Committee is inviting you to present a poster 
at the CMS Student Poster Session. The poster session will take 
place on December 10-11, 2011 at the site of the CMS Winter 
meeting in Toronto.

This is great opportunity to present your research in a more relaxed
atmosphere without the pressure of giving a talk. The poster can be on
your current or previous research, it could simply be a survey of the
topic you are planning to start your research in or even just a fun
and interesting topic of mathematics. There will be judging and the
top three posters will be awarded cash prizes as well as two
complimentary banquet tickets each.

To register for the poster session and for more information, please go
to http://math.ca/Events/winter11/students. The deadline for the
registration is October 31st.

All the best,
Student Committee.

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The latest version of the CMS StudC newsletter
(Notes From the Margin) is available at
http://math.ca/Students/Newsletter/
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