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.

 

Simons Institute for ToC: Opportunities and Deadlines

The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing would like to announce the following opportunities and deadlines:

First annual round of Research Fellow positions (deadline Jan 15, 2013).
Biannual call for program proposals (deadline Dec 15, 2012).
New (temporary) website, which in addition to the above also gives details of upcoming programs and other activities in 2013-14.

The topics of the research programs for Fall 2013 are “Real Analysis in Computer Science” and “Theoretical Foundations of Big Data Analysis,” and the topics for Spring 2014 are “Algorithms and Models in Evolutionary Biology” and “Quantum Hamiltonian Complexity.”

Upcoming deadlines

Two upcoming deadlines:

  • NSF Expeditions.  For ambitious projects involving a large team, funded at a level up to $2m/year for up to 5 years. Princeton’s CCI is one such expedition.  Preliminary Proposal Deadline: March 10.
  • Women in Theory workshop being held at Princeton June 23-27, 2012. Intended for graduate and undergraduate students in the area of theory of computer science.   Application Deadline: February 29.