This is a paid announcement that appeared in SIAM News.
The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute has issued a call for proposals for summer programs and workshops that are focused on topics within the broad spectrum of new or recent research themes covered by SAMSI, to take place in the summer of 2013. Summer programs are short (one to two weeks) research programs that are consistent with SAMSI’s core theme of bringing together statisticians, applied mathematicians, other mathematical scientists, and researchers in other disciplines; however, not every proposal needs to include all of these elements. Workshops are typically shorter (two to three days) and are focused on specific topics. Summer programs and workshops can act as seeds from which future year-long programs develop; such activities can help participants develop new SAMSI research themes without the workload required for year-long programs.
Proposals, which should be three to five pages in length and should include (1) a title and description of a proposed activity (e.g., whether it is a two-week summer program, a one-week summer program, or a two- to three-day workshop), (2) the names and affiliations of the organizing committee, (3) a rationale for and objectives of the program or workshop, (4) a list of leading researchers who are expected to be involved (commitments from specific individuals are encouraged but not required as part of the application process), and (5) a brief outline of how the program or workshop will be structured, should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission is July 27, 2012. All activities will take place at SAMSI, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; the final number of participants should be under 50.
Proposals will be evaluated by the SAMSI Directorate, members of which may contact prospective participants for further information. SAMSI plans to announce any accepted proposals for the summer of 2013 by the end of September 2012. Once a proposal is accepted, the SAMSI Directorate will work closely with the organizing committee on 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.
Further information about SAMSI can be found on the SAMSI website at http://www.samsi.info. Reports from past programs (including summer programs) can be downloaded from http://www.samsi.info/pgm-rpts.