SGS CONFERENCE GRANT – FALL 2011

Purpose

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

Competition timing

The SGS Conference Grant competition will run twice a year. The Fall 2011 competition is intended to support conferences that will take place between November 1, 2011 and April 30, 2012. A winter competition will be announced early in the new year for conferences taking place after April 30, 2012.

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. and PhD (including flexible-time option PhD)
  • Registered full-time at the time of application and at the time of conference attendance
  • In good standing as defined by their graduate unit
  • 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
  • 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

 

The deadline for the student-portion of the Conference Grant application is 4pm on September 30th.  Once the online application has been submitted by a student, the Supervisor/ Advisor will be contacted via email within 48 hours and be asked to confirm the appropriateness of the conference and the potential availability of other funding. The Supervisor/ Advisor will have until October 7th, 2011 to complete their portion of the application. Students are encouraged to discuss conference attendance with their Supervisor/Advisor prior to the submission of the SGS Conference Grant application.

 

Notification:

  • Successful and unsuccessful applicants will receive email-notification in mid November 2011 regarding the result of their application.

 

Payment:

SGS Conference Grant Payment Activation Form

Proof of conference registration

Proof of conference attendance and active involvement

  • Payment will be distributed through ROSI once all required documentation has been provided via email.

Deadline:

All applications must be submitted electronically by students by 4pm on September 30th 2011.

Supervisors/Advisors will have until October 7th, 2011 to complete their section of the SGS Conference Grant.

 

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

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

Fax: (416) 971-2864

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The deadline for registration at a reduced rate is March 31.

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) and the University of Alberta invite the mathematical community to the 2011 CMS Summer Meeting in Edmonton, from June 3 to 5). All scientific talks and social events will take place at the University of Alberta. Registration, exhibits and coffee breaks are located in the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS).

2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the first undergraduate degree awarded at the University of Alberta and the 50th anniversary of the first doctoral degree awarded in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences.

The program will include a wide variety of scientific sessions and the following prize, public and plenary speakers:

Excellence in Teaching Award Lecture – Yvan Saint-Aubin (Montréal)
Jeffery-Williams Prize  Lecture – Kai Behrend (UBC)
Krieger-Nelson Prize Lecture – Rachel Kuske (UBC)

Plenary Speakers
Leah Edelstein-Keshet (UBC)
Olga Holtz (UC Berkeley; TU Berlin)
François Lalonde (Montréal)
Bjorn Poonen (MIT)
Roman Vershynin (Michigan)

Public Lecture
Gerda de Vries (Alberta)

Related Activities
CMS Annual General Meeting – Friday, June 3
Women Mathematicians’ Lunch and Panel Discussion – Friday, June 3
NSERC Long Range Strategy Panel – Saturday, June 4
NSERC Funding Focus Panel – Saturday, June  4
AARMS-CMS Student Poster Session – Friday & Saturday, June 3 & 4

Early Bird Registration – Deadline: March 31
To qualify for the discounted Early Bird registration fee, the registration form and payment have to be received by the deadline.

Accommodation – Deadline: May 2
We have secured discounted rates at the Campus Tower Suites Hotel and the University Residences; the rates may no longer be available after the deadline.

Travel – Air Canada is offering special discounts to delegates attending the CMS Summer Meeting.

Student Travel Support – With the support of CRM, the Fields Institute, MITACS and PIMS, grants are available to partially fund the travel and accommodation costs for bona fide graduate students at a Canadian or other university.

Sponsors: University of Alberta, AARMS, CRM, Fields, MITACS and PIMS.

We look forward to welcoming you in Edmonton!

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Ottawa Mathematics Conference

For senior undergrads, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers

Call for Contributors:
It is my great pleasure to invite graduate students, postdoctoral
researchers, and undergraduates from your department to par-
ticipate in the fourth annual Ottawa Mathematics Conference
(OMC).

The OMC is a two-day, student-organized conference to be held
on May 13-14, 2011 at the University of Ottawa. The purpose of
the OMC is to provide a venue for participants to showcase their
original research in a 20 to 25-minute presentation. There will
also be two invited speakers from Ottawa universities.

Participants:
Graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and undergraduates
studying mathematics from universities across Ontario, Quebec,
and the Northeast United States.

Registration:
There is no registration fee. Interested participants should e-
mail Camelia Karimianpour at ckari099@uottawa.ca with the
following information by Friday, April 29:

Name
Institution
Contact information
Major area of research
Would you be interested in giving a talk?

If interested in giving a talk, please send a preliminary title and
abstract to ckari099@uOttawa.ca by April 29. The deadline for
final abstracts is Friday, May 6. Abstracts should be submitted
as plain text or TeX file in your e-mail.

Refreshments will be provided, and a complimentary lunch will
be served on May 13.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide financial support for travel 
and accommodation.  Nevertheless, participants from out of town are 
very welcome!

Keynote Speakers:
Yves Bourgault, University of Ottawa.
Paul Mezo, Carleton University.

Conference Organizers:
Jamal Al-Smail, Jan Cannizzo, Camelia Karimianpour, Joel Lemay, 
Jiang Mei and Fanny Santamaria Ramirez.

Conference Website:
Our website is http://www.mathstat.uottawa.ca/omc2011/

The organizers of the OMC gratefully acknowledge support from the 
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Faculty of Graduate and 
Postdoctoral Studies, and the Math Grad Students Association of 
the University of Ottawa.

Faculty members: 
Please encourage your graduate students, post-docs, and talented 
undergraduates to participate!
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The MGO cordially invites you to the 37th Annual New York Regional Graduate
Mathematics Conference, to be held at Syracuse University on April 15th and
16st, 2011. Talks at this conference will be aimed towards graduate students
in their first three years of studies and will be given by distinguished
faculty from across the country as well as area graduate students and
post-docs.

Our featured speakers this year are Sylvain Cappell, from the Courant
Institute at NYU, and Emil Straube, from Texas A&M University.

This conference is a wonderful opportunity for emerging scholars to present
their work or research interests, and for advanced undergraduates to get a
glimpse of the world of professional mathematics. We invite any interested
participants to give 20 or 50 minute talks. The deadline for submitting
abstracts is April 7. Please visit our website,
http://students.syr.edu/mgo/MGOConference.html, or contact Patrick Neary,
pjneary@syr.edu, for more details.

Best Regards,

Patrick Neary,
Syracuse University MGO
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Dear Colleagues,
 
We are writing to announce a program on quantization that will run at 
Notre Dame from May 23 to June 10 of 2011.
  
This program is the first year of a new mathematics center at 
Notre Dame.  We apologize if you have received several copies of 
this email.
   
The program website is at www.nd.edu/~cmnd/
    
The program consists of 3 parts:
     
(1) Summer School for undergraduates, May 23 to May 28.  Students will 
study the Hamiltonian formulation of mechanics and quantization, and 
will then be introduced to semiclassical analysis of quantum systems.  
A good background in calculus with proofs, ODE, and linear algebra 
is sufficient.  Please encourage undergraduates you know to apply.  
We will pay travel and local expenses for all admitted students.
      
(2) A summer school for graduate students and postdocs, from May 31 
to June 4, which will include lectures by 5 experts. Please encourage 
people you know to apply for support and/or register on the summer 
school website, especially grad students and postdocs.
       
(3) A conference from June 6 to June 10 on mathematical aspects of 
quantization, with approximately 20 one hour talks.  See the 
conference website for information on registering and applying for support.
        
Best regards,

Sam Evens
Michael Gekhtman
Brian Hall
Xiaobo Liu
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From: Graduate Awards
Sent: March 3, 2011 4:56 PM
To:grad...@utoronto.ca
Subject: SGS Conference and Travel Grants available

 

Presenting your research at a conference this year?

Need to travel to complete your PhD Research?

Need financial assistance to get you there?

The following SGS Award Opportunities are now available to assist you:

  • The SGS Conference Grant assists registered, full-time doctoral-stream (M.A, MA.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD (including flexible-time option PhD) students in good standing present  their research at a conference or academic meeting.
  • The SGS Research Travel Grant assists registered, full-time PhD students in the humanities or social sciences who must travel to complete their research.

For more info check out the SGS website

All SGS Award opportunities are now available on Ulife!

Visit the Ulife website for details

 

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Dear Students,

I have emailed you about this conference before (see announcement below).
We have just received news that the Fields Institute will provide extra
funding for Canadian students to attend the conference, so the deadline to
register and apply for funding has been extended until this Friday, Feb.
11 for Canada.
If you are planning to give a talk, please submit your registration and
abstract ASAP (as a courtesy to the organisers and to increase your
chances of being chosen).
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions (zsuzsi@math).
Best wishes,

Zsuzsi Dancso

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> Dear Students is Geometry, Topology, and Related,
>
> These is a nice conference, a good opportunity to give your first (or
> second, or 15th) talk, and the deadline to apply for funding is soon. I've
> been a few times before, if you have any questions, feel free to email or
> ask me (Zsuzsi Dancso, zsuzsi@math).
>
> Ninth Annual Graduate Student Topology and Geometry Conference
>    April 2-3, 2011
>    Michigan State University
>    East Lansing, MI
>
> Keynote Speakers:
>    Ralph Cohen (Stanford University)
>    John Etnyre (Georgia Institute of Technology)
>    Karsten Grove (University of Notre Dame)
>
> Young faculty talks focusing on open problems will be led by:
>    Dave Futer (Temple)
>    Teena Gerhardt (Michigan State)
>    Matt Hedden (Michigan State)
>    Jean-Francois LaFont (Ohio State)
>
> Much of the conference will be dedicated to 30-minute talks given by
> graduate students. Talks may be original or expository and can be given
> by graduate students of any level.
>
> Funding for travel and lodging is available for graduate student
> speakers and participants. To register and apply for funding, or to
> download a poster, please visit:
>
> http://www.math.msu.edu/Related/gstgc/
>
> Deadline to apply for funding is February 7, 2010.
>
> This conference is supported by the NSF.  We are also hoping for
> additional funding from the Fields Institute.
>
>


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Dear Students in Geometry, Topology, and Related,

These is a nice conference, a good opportunity to give your first (or
second, or 15th) talk, and the deadline to apply for funding is soon. I've
been a few times before, if you have any questions, feel free to email or
ask me (Zsuzsi Dancso, zsuzsi@math).

Ninth Annual Graduate Student Topology and Geometry Conference
April 2-3, 2011
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Keynote Speakers:
Ralph Cohen (Stanford University)
John Etnyre (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Karsten Grove (University of Notre Dame)

Young faculty talks focusing on open problems will be led by:
Dave Futer (Temple)
Teena Gerhardt (Michigan State)
Matt Hedden (Michigan State)
Jean-Francois LaFont (Ohio State)

Much of the conference will be dedicated to 30-minute talks given by
graduate students. Talks may be original or expository and can be given
by graduate students of any level.

Funding for travel and lodging is available for graduate student
speakers and participants. To register and apply for funding, or to
download a poster, please visit:

http://www.math.msu.edu/Related/gstgc/

Deadline to apply for funding is February 7, 2010.

This conference is supported by the NSF.  We are also hoping for
additional funding from the Fields Institute.

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This new Conference Grant is to assist registered, full-time doctoral-stream
students in 
good standing to present their research at a conference or other academic meeting.  
Preference will be given to students early in their career who are presenting their 
research for the first time. The grant will cover all or much of the student
registration 
fee and a fixed amount based on conference location. 

The SGS Conference Grant will run twice a year, in October and March. The first
competition will be in 
March 2011. Applicants will need to signify their intent to present at a conference
by submitting the application 
form and supporting documents. Successful applicants will be asked to provide proof
of registration 
at the conference in order to have the grant funds deposited to their account, and
confirmation of 
attendance and active involvement (e.g. hotel receipt and a conference programme
that lists their name) 
in order to retain the grant.

More details on the application process will be announced in the weeks ahead.

For more information:
http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/adminsupport/memos/2010-11_Decanal_Memos/007.htm
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