IPAM seeks program proposals from the mathematical, statistical, and scientific communities for long programs, workshops, and summer schools. Most program proposals are reviewed at IPAM’s Science Advisory Board meeting, held in November each year. Programs are selected on the basis of their scientific impact and contribution to IPAM’s goals of improving equity, diversity and inclusion in mathematics and other sciences. If you would like to discuss your program ideas and prepare a proposal for IPAM's consideration, you are encouraged to contact the IPAM Director.
IPAM accepts proposals for winter workshops and exploratory workshops.
Winter workshops are typically five days in length, held in January or February, and usually involve 20-25 presentations. The Science Advisory Board typically considers proposals for winter workshops 14-15 months in advance at the November meeting. Proposals for workshops on multiscale physics will be considered for inclusion in an endowed series made possible by the Julian Schwinger Foundation for Physics Research (JSF).
Exploratory workshops are typically two or three days in length. These workshops focus on a hot topic of emerging interest. They are organized in just 6-12 months and may be considered by the Science Advisory Board at any time.
In evaluating workshop proposals, IPAM looks for programs that:
A successful workshop proposal should aim to discuss the following topics: