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New Competition for SAMSI Summer Programs and Workshops

By Richard Smith, Director of SAMSI

The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) announces a new call for proposals to organize a summer program or workshop focused on a topic within the broad spectrum of new or recent research themes covered by SAMSI, to take place during the summer of 2013. A summer program is a short research program, of 1-2 weeks duration, that is consistent with the SAMSI core theme of bringing together statisticians, applied mathematicians, other mathematical scientists, and researchers in other disciplines, though it is not necessary for every proposal to include all of these elements.  A workshop is typically shorter (2-3 days) and focused on a specific topic.
A summer program or workshop can form the seed from which a future year-long program develops.  Therefore a summer program or workshop offers an opportunity to develop a new SAMSI research theme without the workload required for a year-long program.

To apply, please prepare a document of roughly 3-5 pages in length that should include at least the following: (1) Title and nature of proposed activity (e.g. whether it is a 2-week summer program, a 1-week summer program, or a workshop of 2-3 days), (2) the names and affiliations of the organizing committee, (3) rationale and objectives of the program or workshop, (4) leading researchers whom the program is expected to involve (commitments from specific individuals are encouraged, but not required as part of the application process), (5) a brief outline of how the program or workshop will be structured. The program or workshop will take place at SAMSI and the final number of participants should be under 50. The proposal should be sent to [email protected] by July 27, 2012.

Proposals will be evaluated by the SAMSI Directorate who may contact the proposers for further information. Our objective is to make a decision by the end of September which proposal or proposals will be accepted for 2013. Once a proposal is accepted, the SAMSI Directorate will work closely with the organizing committee on the further development of the program or workshop including budgeting, local arrangements and the coordination of invitations. All the organizational arrangements will be made by SAMSI.

For further information about SAMSI, please see our website, Reports from past programs (including summer programs) can be downloaded from

-- Jamie Nunnelly Communications Director National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) and Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) PO Box 14006, 19 T.W. Alexander Drive, RTP, NC 27709 919-685-9319 (phone) 919-685-9310 (fax) [email protected] (email) and @NISSSAMSI

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