April 16, 2014

New 5-Year Funding Cycle for the Fields Institute

TORONTO, APRIL 15, 2008- The Fields Institute is pleased to begin a new five-year cycle with funding increases from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).
MTCU has recognized the importance to their training and higher education mission of having a mathematics research institute in Ontario. The Government of Ontario was among the founding agencies of Fields and has provided continuous funding since 1992. The current renewal, commencing August 1, 2008, will cover the next five years. It provides an increase in funding which complements the increased NSERC funding which began April 1, 2008. In part, the MTCU funding will be used to support an enhanced postdoctoral program, held both on-site and at the Principal Sponsoring Universities - Carleton University, McMaster University, the University of Ottawa, the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo, the University of Western Ontario, and York University.

In addition to the grants from MTCU and NSERC, Fields has received a generous donation from Professor George Elliott of the University of Toronto. These funds are being used to support the Operator Algebra thematic program and Distinguished Visitors at Fields.

Another new program at Fields, the University of Toronto Dean's Distinguished Visitor Program, will provide salary replacement funds to attract a prominent mathematics researcher to join a Fields Institute thematic program each year for three years.

The Fields Institute, located in Toronto, is recognized as one of the world's leading independent mathematical research institutions. With a wide array of pure, applied, industrial, financial and educational programs, the Fields Institute attracts over 1,000 visitors annually from every corner of the globe, to collaborate on leading-edge research programs in the mathematical sciences. See for further details.

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