Call for Proposals

A proposal for a Hausdorff Trimester Program should be written in such a way that the members of the Scientific Advisory Board get a clear picture of the state of the art and the aims of the program. The Institute is open for all areas of mathematics and mathematical economy. Given the different cultures of these areas the Institute gives a lot of freedom how to compose a program. There will be three programs each year: the fall program from September to December, the winter program from January to April, the summer program from May to August.

The following scheme has turned out to be successful. We have office space for about 30 people. The idea is to fill these places with about 10 senior scientists, 10 postdocs, and 10 PhD students. It is very important for the success of a program to make sure that at any time there are enough senior scientists participating in the program. Thus an application should contain names of senior scientists who come for longer periods (at least one month). Applicants should contact such people and ask them whether they would come for a longer period if the program is approved. It would be good to attach mails from these colleagues where they give a positive answer. After the program is approved we ask the applicants to update the information about participating senior scientists. The institute will then send out invitations to them. We will write the names of these people on the poster announcing the program. On the same poster we ask postdocs and PhD students for applications.

The deadline for submitting an application is the end of September. The decision of the Scientific Advisory Board will be made at the end of the following January. The Scientific Advisory Board decides about three programs taking place in the period between September of the following year and August of the next year. One of these three programs will always be a Junior Trimester Program. For a Junior Trimester Program applications are not expected. The Scientific Advisory Board determines a theme for such a program. Positions are then announced on the poster.

Proposals can be sent in at any time until September. They should be sent (preferably by e-mail) to:
Professor Matthias Kreck
Director of HIM
Poppelsdorfer Allee 45
53115 Bonn, Germany
kreck@him.uni-bonn.de