Detailed procedures for proposing a scientific event at the CRM

The CRM issues a call for proposals for high-level scientific and outreach activities in mathematical sciences and statistics

Thematic Program

We are currently soliciting letters of intent for thematic programs to be held in 2026 or later years. Letters of intent should be submitted by October 15 to proposals@crm.umontreal.ca.

General Program

This framework concerns scientific activities such as workshops, conferences, schools, etc., as well as outreach activities, independent of a thematic program. The deadlines for submission of proposals in this setting are February 1, June 1 and October 1 of each year.

Requirements

All activities must be of clear scientific interest and relevant to the state of the art in the respective topics, with particular attention to the research areas of the CRM members. This aspect must be detailed in the proposal.

EDI Principles

The CRM is proud to subscribe to the Université de Montréal’s vision of equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to taking into account diversity and systemic and individual barriers to access (e.g., related to ethnicity, gender, disability) when developing its programming.

In support of the principles of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the CRM has set a general target of 40% of key speakers (organizers, speakers, guests – depending on context) from historically underrepresented minorities in the mathematical sciences and young researchers. We encourage organizing teams to make efforts in this direction and to explain their approach in their event proposals. Any funded activity is eligible for additional financial support of about 10% of the normally allocated budget to support efforts in this direction.

Submission Guidelines

Thematic Programs

Letters of intent for the thematic program must include the following information:

  • the title of the program;
  • the C.V. of each member of the organizing committee;
  • a scientific description of the event, including major research, training and outreach activities;
  • a tentative list of key invited participants and their potential role in the program;
  • a schedule of activities. 

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