Funding call for 2017-IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics


The IMU's Committee for Women in Mathematics ( ) invites proposals for funding of up to €3000 for activities or initiatives taking place in 2017, aimed at either:

a) Establishing or supporting networks for women in mathematics, preferably at the continental or regional level, and with priority given to networks in developing or emerging countries. Help could include, for example, funding meetings, travel for individuals for consultation purposes, or advice and support in creating websites. Please note that CWM will not normally fund activities taking place in the same or nearby location as one it has already funded in 2015 or 2016.

b) Organizing a mathematical school open to all with all women speakers and mainly women organisers.This type of mathematical school, which should include a significant proportion of time devoted to background and introductory material, can be a very effective way of showcasing the contributions of women mathematicians and creating an opportunity for female students to be in touch with women leaders, without excluding male students. Expenses covered by CWM could include, for example, costs for speakers, women organisers, or for women participants.

c) Other ideas for researching and/or addressing issues encountered by women in mathematics may also be considered.

Proposers should write a short account (no more than two pages) explaining the nature of their activity and how it fulfills one of the above aims, as well as indications on how the CWM money would be spent and other funding which may be available. There will be only one call for applications regarding activities in 2017 with deadline 15 December, 2016.

Applications should be sent to info-for-cwmatmathunion [dot] org

Successful applications will be informed no later than 31January, 2017.
Depending on demand, successful applications may not be funded in full.

Successful applicants will be asked to send a short report of the activity with details of how the budget was spent before the end of 2017.