NSF Support for US based participants of ICMP 2009.

Deadline for applications: Thursday, April 30, 2009!

A block travel grant proposal has been submitted to the National Science Foundation for the XVIth International Congress on Mathematical Physics to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, August 3-8, 2009. This grant will provide support for US based researchers to travel to the Congress and associated satellite meetings. Priority will be given to conference speakers, recent PhDs and advanced graduate students who do not have travel support from other sources. Women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Application procedure


Applications must be received by Thursday, April 30, 2009. We hope to notify researchers who will receive funds as soon as possible thereafter. Late applications will receive a lower priority or will not be considered at all when funds are exhausted.

The Application must include

Submission of applications

The grant will be administered by Bruno Nachtergaele and the staff of the Mathematics Department of the University of California, Davis.

Applicants should submit their applications by email to Christopher King, Chair of the Selection Committee, c.king@neu.edu.

The preferred format for applications is a single PDF file, which should be sent as an attachment to an e-mail message to the address given above. Student and postdoctoral applicants should also request the senior scientist to submit the letter in support of their application by e-mail to the same address.

Selection criteria

Selection committee

Applications will be reviewed a Selection Committee consisting of the following members:

Amount of award

We anticipate being able to fund travel for approximately twenty researchers. Awards will specify a maximum support amount which should be sufficient to cover the cheapest airfare to Prague (with a US carrier), modest room and board in Prague, and the registration fee. Participants whose expenses for the main conference (including the Young Researchers Symposium) are less than the maximum amount will be allowed to submit expenses for travel to one or more satellite meetings up to the award amount. Applications for travel to one or more of the satellite meetings only will not be considered.


Questions about this travel support can be sent to Bruno Nachtergaele at bxn@math.ucdavis.edu .