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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 24 Number 2

Editor: Christina Christara

  1. Information for NSERC Alliance ECR voucher, easy to apply, deadline 22 Feb 2024
  2. The International Science Council (ISC) calls for experts, deadline 29 Feb 2024

1. Information for NSERC Alliance ECR voucher, easy to apply, deadline 22 Feb 2024

This announcement comes to CAIMS*SCMAI from the NSERC Program Officer on Mathematical, Environmental and Physical Sciences, and we are asked to forward it to our members.

I’m reaching out to ensure that you are aware of a new initiative from NSERC Alliance that will support early career researchers (ECRs) in initiating and developing strong research partnerships with private, public and not-for-profit partner organizations.

As you are hopefully aware, NSERC recently launched a series of improvements to Alliance grants that respond to feedback we have received from the community.
Included in these improvements is a pilot initiative offering vouchers for ECRs that can be used on new Alliance Advantage grant applications.
The vouchers will replace $10,000 of the required cash contributions from partner organizations and will be matched with an additional $20,000 from NSERC, for a total of $30,000 towards the project.
Any cash contributions from eligible partner organizations will be matched by NSERC for additional funding.

It’s easy to apply! If a researcher is eligible to hold NSERC grant funds and was hired on or after July 1, 2018 (subject to adjustments for eligible delays in research), they can indicate their interest
by submitting a Letter of intent (LOI) via NSERC Online
by February 22, 2024, 8 pm ET.
The researcher does not need to identify a potential project or partner when they submit the LOI. The LOI only requires providing basic information about themselves and attaching a personal data form with CCV.
NSERC will award up to 200 vouchers in Spring 2024.
If more than 200 applications are received, the recipients will be decided by random selection.

One of our biggest challenges in launching this initiative is ensuring that ECRs across Canada are aware of this opportunity.
I am therefore asking you to distribute the attached information as appropriate within your organization.

Should you have any questions regarding this initiative, or other changes to the Alliance grants program, please contactalliance@nserc-crsng.gc.ca.

See also
https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Innovate-Innover/alliance-alliance/voucher-bon_eng.asp

and
https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Innovate-Innover/Alliance-Alliance_eng.asp


2. The International Science Council (ISC) calls for experts, deadline 29 Feb 2024

This announcement comes to CAIMS*SCMAI as a member of ICIAM (International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics), and we were asked to forward it to our members.

ICIAM is announcing that the International Science Council (ISC) secretariat has identified 20 priority topics on which the ISC will be called upon to provide authoritative inputs in 2024 (including foresight, science for action, science diplomacy, global digital cooperation, peace and security, sustainable development and finance for development, and more), which will be critical for the success of events, such as the Summit of the Future, the High-Level Political Forum, and the International Conference on Small Island Developing States.
Please see the full list of topics at:

Call for expressions of interest in ISC global science-policy work | deadline: 29 February

Some of the topics in the list fit well the possible expertise of mathematicians, particularly applied mathematicians.

Those who are able and willing to contribute their expertise
to science-policy activities on one or more of the 20 topics
are encouraged to add their names to the roster of experts by completing,
by 29 February 2024, the online form at

Call for expressions of interest in ISC global science-policy work | deadline: 29 February

The ISC secretariat will draw on the roster of experts throughout 2024 and beyond to provide ad-hoc science advice and prepare  high-level briefs for the UN secretariat and UN Member States, develop statements on behalf of the international scientific community, and provide recommendations of speakers for high-level debates as well as virtual and in-person panels for policy-making audiences.


CAIMS*SCMAI E–News Information

CAIMS*SCMAI E–News is distributed electronically several times a year by the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society * Société Canadienne de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (http://www.caims.ca).

Past issues are available on the web at http://www.caims.ca/e-news_archive

Submissions are welcome and should be sent in plain text format to:
Christina Christara, CAIMS*SCMAI Secretary Email: secretary@caims.ca
or
Morgan Craig, CAIMS*SCMAI Communications-Officer Email: communications-officer@caims.ca

The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Board or Membership of CAIMS*SCMAI. The editorial policy of this publication is to encourage the discussion of issues and facilitate the dissemination of information relevant to Canadian applied and industrial mathematics.

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