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SMS 2017 - Call for Applications

The SMS steering board composed of Hélène Barcelo (MSRI), Octav Cornea (CRM, SMS director), Matheus Grasselli (Fields), Andrew Granville (Montréal), Dima Jakobson (McGill), and Zinovy Reichstein (PIMS), invites applications from teams interested to organize the 2017 school.

A complete description of the structure of the school can be found here.

For past schools see this link.

We give here additional information that is of use to potential organizers:

Funding: Most if not all of the funding necessary to organize the school will be provided by the participating institutions. The organizers may seek additional support if needed.

Responsabilities of the organizers: The main duties of the organizing team, generally composed by two-three members, are to ensure the high scientific level of the school by inviting top level lecturers, by selecting high quality students and by coordinating the scientific program. They have full control (inside some fixed) parameters of their budget. Additionally, they are supposed to supervise the preparation of the proceedings of the lectures (to be published by the CRM) and to prepare appropriate advertising material before the school and a full report covering both scientific and budgetary matters at its end.

Local arrangements: Local arrangements - for both speakers and students - are taken care of by the CRM. However, it is preferable that one member of the organizing team be a member of the Montreal mathematical community who could serve as interface concerning local matters.

Application process: Applications are accepted till October 15, 2015. An application consists of a scientific description, a list of potential speakers (possibly with some indication of their interest in participating) and an explanation of the significance of the event. The whole project should not be longer than three pages of text. Please send applications as .pdf files, to the director of the SMS, Octav Cornea, by e-mail at

The steering board will operate a pre-selection and ask the potential organizers for a more complete description of the event that will also contain a proposed budget. It is expected that this process will lead to the selection the winning project at the middle of January 2016. Here is an example of a complete project.