The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics (SCGP) at Stony Brook University is seeking proposals for scientific programs to be held in the 2014-15 academic year. The Simons Center is a research center devoted to furthering fundamental knowledge in geometry and theoretical physics, especially knowledge at the interface of these two disciplines.
Each year the Simons Center funds 4-5 collaborative research programs; these programs normally last from 3 months to a semester and have organizing committees from outside the Center. These committees are responsible for setting the intellectual scope of the program and also suggest those who will be invited to the Center to participate in the program. Most invitees come for a month though a few, including hopefully at least some of the organizing committee, can be in residence for the entire program. The Center can support roughly 10 visiting members at any one time in a program.
The proposals will be reviewed and selected by the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Center at its next meeting to be held in October this year. Therefore, the proposals for programs in 2014-15 academic year should be submitted before October 1st, 2013.
The proposals should not be too elaborate but should make a strong scientific case for the program and include title, description, organizers and key participants of the future program. The detailed guidelines for submission of program proposals may be found through: