Industrial Proposals

The call for industrial Proposals is currently closed.

PIMS invites proposals to advance collaboration and the use of mathematics and statistics in industrial, government and other non-academy settings for innovation and technology development in Canada.

These include joint academic/industrial conferences and workshops, industrial short courses, industrial problem solving workshops, job fairs, networking events and related to HQP development and training.

Submission Procedure

All proposals should contain:

  • A title
  • A list of organizer(s) and their affiliations
  • Proposed location and dates
  • A high level summary of the anticipated (scientific) impact. The text should be written for a general scientific/ mathematical public, and be suitable for announcements
  • Tentative participants, especially invited/confirmed speakers/panellists
  • Budget information. It should be clear how PIMS funding would be used, and if there are other event sponsors. If applying for logistical support by PIMS Central, please supply details

Criteria used for evaluation

Proposals are evaluated on:

  • Scientific quality
  • Mathematical and statistical content
  • Feasibility and preparation
  • Strategic benefit to PIMS member universities
The call for industrial Proposals is currently closed.

Additional Information

Conferences, Workshops and Summer Schools

These activities are central to PIMS mandate. Organizers should work to ensure diversity among their speakers. If you would like to propose a large event hosted by PIMS, please do contact the PIMS Central Team for advice on how to do so.

Focus Periods

Focus Periods are special opportunity events centering on current mathematical trends and collaborative prospects. They usually take place in the summer and vary in length depending on the discipline. Coordination/collaboration with other institutes is encouraged.

Distinguished Visitors

PIMS considers invitations for distinguished scientists to visit its member institutions for periods ranging from one week to a few months.

In addition to the above proposal requirements, applications for this program should contain:

  • Proposed dates and locations
  • A 1-2 page abbreviated CV of the scientist
  • A 1 paragraph scientific rationale for the visit
  • A description for the activities planned, such as public lectures, seminars, and research group meetings.
  • Indications of how virtualization might be incorporated, including which lectures will be recorded or broadcast
  • A budget outlining the expenses, and other contributing funding, such as Discovery Grant and local support

PIMS Supported Seminars

There is a change in procedure for seminar funding in the 2021-2022 funding cycle. Applications for PIMS supported seminars for the 2021 - 2022 academic year should be submitted by October 15, 2021 via the discretionary funding form. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by late October. A second call with proposals will be due March 15th, 2022 for seminars starting after April 2022.

In addition to the above proposal requirements, please include the following information in the event description area of the form:

  • Proposed location
  • Approximate number of lectures per year
  • A 1 paragraph scientific description of the seminar topic
  • Indications of how virtualization might be incorporated, including recorded or broadcast details
  • A budget outlining the expenses, and additional funding, such as Discovery Grant and local support
  • A strategy to ensure that the speaker list is inclusive and diverse
  • As possibility of travel remains uncertain for the coming year, PIMS will prioritize funding seminars that have some virtualization capacity and means to support speakers at a distance.

Applications for Distinguished PIMS Seminar funding can be submitted through this process or through the SRP call.

Seminar organizers are responsible for reporting on their use of funds at the end of their award.