Mathematical Sciences Sponsorship Fund

The Elsevier Mathematical Sciences Sponsorship Fund has been started to support events and activities that benefit individuals and groups within the mathematical sciences.
Proposals are welcome for single-year grants in amounts between US$500 and US$5,000.

Winners

2017 winners

Daniele Bartoli

The study of connections between Coding Theory and non-linear geometric objects in Galois spaces

Daniele Bartoli applied for funding to study connections between Coding Theory and non-linear geometric objects in Galois spaces, by using both theoretical and computational instruments.

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Francky Fouedjio

Attending the Spatial Statistics 2017 Conference

Francky Fouedjio applied for funding to attend the Spatial Statistics 2017 conference, where he will have a great opportunity to present his paper on clustering of multivariate geostatistical data.

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Gehan Abouelseoud

Educational kits for mathematical courses in Alexandria University, Faculty of Engineering, Egypt.

Gehan Abouelseoud applied for funding to prepare a series of educational kits that will be used in mathematical courses in Alexandria University, Faculty of Engineering, Egypt.

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Graham Wheeler

Participation of the 2nd Symposium on Early Phase Trial Design Methodology

Graham Wheeler applied to fund participation of the 2nd Symposium on Early Phase Trial Design Methodology, where he will be presenting his research on Bayesian adaptive designs for phase I dose-escalation studies.

Lubna Amro

Funding the participation of the European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS) during 24-28 July 2017 in Helsinki, Finland

Lubna Amro applied for funding for the participation of the European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS) during 24-28 July 2017 in Helsinki, Finland.

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Luca Rizzi

Sub-Riemannian geometry seminars

Luca Rizzi applied for funding to travel to the sub­Riemannian geometry seminars in Paris, where he will collaborate with colleagues and discuss the latest results in the geometry and related fields.

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Nantel Bergeron

Combinatorics Summer school in Medellin, Colombia

Nantel Bergeron applied to fund two weeks summer school in Medellin, Colombia, consisting of four introductory mini-courses in combinatorics taught in Spanish.

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Prasanna Kumar

Teaching Strategies in Mathematics – Workshop for College Teachers during 28-29 April 2017 at Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani K K Birla India.

Prasanna Kumar applied to fund the workshop for college teachers during 28-29 April, 2017 at Birla, Institute of Technology and Science Pilani KK Birla, India.

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Víctor Rivero

Funding the participation of up to 6 young researchers in the various prestigious academic events to be held at CIMAT during the year 2017

Víctor Rivero applied to fund participation of up to 6 young researchers in the various prestigious academic events to be held at CIMAT during the year 2017.

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Application process

This is an annual sponsorship, whereby an application needs to fall into at least one of three categories:

  • Young researchers - travel grants for conferences or workshops
  • Educational - educational activity aimed at promoting the mathematical sciences to young researchers, or educating the general public
  • Philanthropy - support for activities to advance mathematical sciences in developing nations

Submissions should be focused and well-defined, and address the following elements:

  • Objectives: Provide a description of the objectives and key activities of the program.
  • Goals and plan: A clear description of the program goals and implementation plan, including timeframe.
  • Budget: The total amount of the grant requested and justification for the requested amount, including a clear budget overview spreadsheet that indicates in as much detail as possible intended expenditures and other sources of funding, if any.
  • Organization and partnership: A description of the organization requesting the grant, confirmation of its status as a non-profit entity, and a listing of key officers and staff who will direct the implementation of the program. Description of key program partners, if any.
  • Impact: The significance of the program’s intended impact on the mathematical sciences research community or general public science, in that country or globally.

The sponsorship fund will not provide support for:

  • Conferences (these will be dealt with separately and conference organizers should continue to talk to their Publishing contact about this)
  • Religious or political causes (including lobbying)
  • For-profit organizations

Incomplete proposals will not be reviewed and correspondence on decisions will not be entered into.

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