IMA Participating Institutions (PIs) pay an annual membership fee which brings several benefits, including the opportunity to obtain funds to support conferences held at the member institutions. Often these awards serve as effective seed money to generate further support from other funding sources. In addition, faculty, graduate students, and postdocs from PIs are eligible to use their PI funds for travel to the conferences. The IMA contributes $50,000 per year toward funding these conferences located at PIs. PIs are invited yearly to submit proposals for organizing such conferences. Once all of the proposals have been received, all PI faculty are invited to rate the proposals. Final selections for individual institution awards of up to $5,000 are made by a committee consisting of four PI chairs.
The award process is now complete for 2013-2014. A complete list of PI conferences are available here. Proposals for 2014-2015 will be accepted beginning in October 2013.
Please submit your proposal using your IMA PI login and follow the instructions on the page.
A note on acknowledgment: PIs are publicly acknowledged in numerous ways, including listing on web documents, posters, brochures, and more, generating good will in the mathematical sciences community. If you received financial support for your conference through the IMA, you must acknowledge use of such funds in your publicity/marketing materials. Please e-mail email@example.com if you would like to obtain our logo or if you have any questions.