CRA and CCC announce Computing Innovation Fellows 2020

The Computing Research Association (CRA) and Computing Community Consortium (CCC) have announced a new CI Fellows program that will offer 2 year postdoctoral opportunities in computing starting Fall’20.

The deadline for application is yet to be announced but will be around mid-June 2020, with decisions being made around mid-July 2020 for positions beginning this fall or winter. We will update this post once a deadline is announced. In the meantime, further details can be found at https://cifellows2020.org/.

TCS job market profiles

Earlier this academic year, CATCS started a project to collect the profiles of TCS candidates on the job market this academic year. Those profiles can now be found at this webpage. The webpage offers a limited amount of search functionality, and we are continuing to improve the layout and add features.

If you are at an institution that is hiring in theory, please feel free to use this database and share it with your colleagues as appropriate.

If you are going on the job market and would like to fill out a profile, please use this form. We will periodically update the webpage adding newer profiles.

Many thanks to Nicole Immorlica, Jack Snoeyink, and Chris Umans for putting together the website, and to all those who contributed their profiles. Questions and comments may be emailed to Shuchi Chawla.

A solicitation for TCS job market profiles

CATCS is piloting an effort this year to collect and disseminate profiles of junior theory researchers who are going on the job market during the 2019-20 academic year, complementing the job postings collected under the Jobs tab. The SIGecom community has run a similar effort very successfully for a number of years and we are following their lead. The goals are two-fold:

  • Provide a platform to job-seekers to advertise their credentials.
  • Provide an interface for institutions/individuals with open positions to find prospective candidates.

Candidates looking for theory jobs can fill out this form. The form asks for basic personal information, thesis title, graduation date (past or future), research/teaching interests, bibliographic information for three publications, and allows you to add links to publications and a brief CV.

The responses will be reviewed and, if approved, edited and posted on Theory Matters starting in Nov’19. There is no deadline, but for responses received after Nov 1 please allow two weeks for review before your profile appears on the website. Responses received by Dec 15 will have summaries published in the following issue of SIGACT News.

Travel funding for FOCS 2019

FOCS 2019 will be held in Baltimore, MA from Nov 9-12, 2019. The early registration deadline is October 9th.

For students interested in attending, Shang-Hua Teng has asked me to relay the message that there is some travel funding available, courtesy of the NSF. For details, see this website. Ignore the deadline on that page, but apply ASAP for full consideration. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Having or presenting papers at FOCS’19 is *not* a prerequisite.

Highlights from STOC presentation

Since there wasn’t time to go through the full CATCS Report during the STOC business meeting last week, here are a few items of note.

And many upcoming deadlines:

US-Israel BSF Travel Grants for Young Scientists

A CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IN THE PROF. R. RAHAMIMOFF TRAVEL GRANTS PROGRAM FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS

BSF is announcing the availability of funds for short scientific trips by young American or Israeli scientists to the other country. In 2015 the program will have two calls and each will support 10 trips. Grants will be $4,000 each.  The program is open to PhD students doing research that requires facilities or expertise that are not available in their home countries.  The deadline for the 1st call for 2015 is May 14, 2015.

Simons Graduate Fellowships in Theoretical Computer Science

The Simons Foundation has put out a call for applications for the Simons Award for Graduate Students in Theoretical Computer Science program. From the solicitation: “These awards will be made to graduate students with an outstanding track record of research accomplishments.” “…the foundation seeks to identify and support these emerging stars by providing additional support to enable them to freely pursue their research interests.” “The award is not intended to replace the regular academic-year support of these outstanding students.”

The awards are for a period of two years (June 2015 to May 2017) for up to $24,000 per year.

Application deadline: February 12, 2015.

US-Israel BSF travel grants for PhD students

The US-Israel Binational Science Foundation Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grants Program for young Scientists is open for submissions. The current deadline is Dec. 3, 2014 and the next deadline will be in the spring of 2015. The program supports research-related travel of PhD students (only) between the U.S. and Israel.

The Call for Proposals and Instructions can be found in the following BSF website page:    http://www.bsf.org.il/ElectronicSubmission/GatewayFormsAndGuidelines.aspx?PageId=7&innerTextID=0

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships provide 3 years of funding for US citizens and permanent residents pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are at accredited US institutions.    Students can apply as late as the fall term of their second year of graduate school.    The deadline for applications in computer science is November 4; applications in mathematical sciences are due November 5.

Simons Awards for Graduate Students in TCS

The Simons Foundation Division for Mathematics and the Physical Sciences invites applications for the  Simons Award for Graduate Students in Theoretical Computer Science program. These awards will be made to graduate students with an outstanding track record of research accomplishments.  To be eligible the applicant must be a graduate student who has completed two, three or four years at a U.S. or Canadian institution of higher education. A track record of outstanding results in theoretical computer science is the key criterion.  Deadline: February 7, 2013.

Another upcoming Simons deadline (January 31, 2013) is for the Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians program, which will make a large number of grants to accomplished, active researchers who do not otherwise have access to substantial research funding that supports travel and visitors.