A limited amount of funding is anticipated from the U.S. National Science Foundation for a block travel grant to help in defraying the travel costs of junior researchers and members of underrepresented groups from the United States participating in the 27th Conference on Stochastic Processes and Their Applications to be held in Cambridge, England, July 9-13, 2001. (Support provided by International Group Travel Award, NSF Grant No. 0115816).
Junior researchers are researchers who received their Ph.D.s in 1996 or later, or who are advanced graduate students working on their Ph.D. dissertations. All applicants must be affiliated with U.S. institutions and be residing in the United States. Following standard NSF restrictions concerning travel, recipients of travel grant funds for airfare must travel on U.S. air carriers. All grant recipients must provide receipts for expenses to be reimbursed, whether for airfare or subsistence.
Applications received by April 30, 2001 will receive full consideration. Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of selected past and current U.S. based members of the Committee for Conferences on Stochastic Processes. It is anticipated that applicants will be notified of the results of their applications in mid to late May, 2001.
Each application must include the following:
(i) a two page vita including education (all applicants except for current Ph.D. students should include Ph.D. year, institution and dissertation title), current position, current research interests, complete list of publications (in addition, advanced Ph.D. student applicants should include a letter of support from their dissertation advisors);
(ii) expected level of participation in SPA27, e.g., have submitted a contributed talk (include title and abstract);
(iii) complete mailing address and email address;
(iv) amount of support requested (with justification, including any partial support available from other sources --- due to the limited amount of funds in the travel grant, applicants are strongly encouraged to seek at least partial funding from other sources);
(v) any sources of federal research support;
(vi) a statement indicating that the applicant meets the eligibility criteria.
Those who are eligible and who wish to be considered for travel support should send their applications, preferably by email, to:
Professor Ruth J. Williams
(SPA27 Travel Grant Applications)
Department of Mathematics
University of California at San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla CA 92093-0112
(If including email attachments, these should be plain text or .pdf files. Letters from dissertation advisors should be sent separately by the advisors to the same email address with the name of the applicant (in support of whom the letter is being written) clearly indicated in the message subject line.)
For information about the conference SPA27 itself, click here.