May 31, 2016


Thematic or Focus Program Proposals*

Application deadlines are March 15 and September 15 each year. Organizers are advised that a lead time of several years may be required. The Fields Institute solicits proposals for a variety of programs in areas of current research interest in the mathematical sciences: (1) Major thematic programs, six months in length. (2) Thematic or focus programs, from one to two months in length to run concurrently with our major thematic programs; we are interested, in particular, in two-month summer programs of an interdisciplinary nature. Please see the Thematic and Focus Program Proposals page.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions

Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Fellowship positions. The Fields Institute's Postdoctoral Fellowships provide for a period of research activity at the Institute and participation in our programs. They require no teaching, but Fellows may teach at most course per semester at a partner university for an additional stipend. We currently offer three kinds of Postdoctoral Fellowship. Please see our Postdoctoral Fellowship page for information on how to apply.

General Scientific Activity Proposals*

General scientific activities in the mathematical sciences supported by the Fields Institute include workshops, conferences, seminars, and summer schools. Proposals should be submitted by October 15, February 15 or June 15 of each year. Decisions are announced shortly afterwards, except in the case of proposals requesting support over $20,000. The latter are considered by the Scientific Advisory Panel and decisions are announced by early December or June for proposals submitted by the preceeding June or February deadlines (respectively). A lead time for proposals of at least one year is recommended. Proposals will be considered at other times as funds permit.

If you are considering a proposal either for a Thematic or Focus Program or for General Scientific Activity, we recommend that you contact the Director ( or Deputy Director (

*Note on diversity. In proposing any activity, applicants are requested to consider the mandate of the Institute to broaden and enlarge the community. Applicants should address the representation of women and members of visible minorities in the proposed activity, and should ensure that participants include scientists representing a range of career levels, types of institutions and geographical locations in Canada and abroad.More details.

Outreach Proposals

The Fields Institute occasionally provides support for projects whose goal is to promote mathematical culture at all levels and bring mathematics to a wider audience. Faculty at Fields sponsoring universities or affiliates considering organizing such an activity and seeking Fields Institute support are invited to submit a proposal to the Fields Outreach Competition. More details.

Visiting Members of the Fields Institute

Applications are invited to be a visiting member at the Fields Institute. While a member at the Institute, it is expected that you will carry out your own research, participate in the activities related to your interests and collaborate with other visiting members.More details.

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