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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Announcement: Kurt Goedel Centenary Research Prize Fellowships


The Kurt Gdel Society is proud to announce the commencement of the research fellowship prize program in honor of the celebration of Kurt Gdels 100th birthday.

The research fellowship prize program is sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and will offer:
?	two Ph.D. (pre-doctoral) fellowships of ,000 US per annum for two years
?	two post-doctoral fellowships of $ 80,000 US per annum for two years
?	one senior fellowship of $ 120,000 US per  annum for one year 
based on an international open competition, resulting in the publication of research papers in a special issue of a premier journal 
in mathematical logic.

The following International Board of Jurors will be in charge of evaluating the applications:

Peter ACZEL, University of Manchester (GB)
Lev BEKLEMISHEV, Russian Academy of Sciences (RUS)
John BURGESS, Princeton University (USA) 
Harvey FRIEDMAN, Ohio State University (USA) CHAIR
John HARRISON, Intel Corporation (USA) 
Wilfried HODGES, Queen Mary University of London (GB)
Simon KOCHEN, Princeton University (USA)
Jan KRAJICEK, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic(CZ)
Menachem MAGIDOR, Hebrew University (ISRAEL)
Dave MARKER, University of Illinois at Chicago (USA)
Michel PARIGOT, Universite Paris 7 (FRANCE) 
Pavel PUDLAK, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic(CZ) 
Hilary PUTNAM, Harvard University (USA)
Jeff REMMEL,University of California at San Diego (USA) 
John STEEL, University of California at Berkley (USA) 
Frank STEPHAN, National University of Singapore (SINGAPORE)
Albert VISSER, University of Utrecht (NL)

Goal and Criteria of Merit

The purpose of these fellowships is to support original research in, and areas surrounding, the foundations of mathematics. (See Scope below for more details.) These fellowships are intended to carry forward the legacy of Kurt Gdel, whose works exemplify deep insights and breakthrough discoveries in mathematical logic, with profound impact on the philosophy and foundations of mathematics. In pursuit of similar insights and discoveries, we adopt the following criteria of merit for evaluating Fellowship applications:

   1. Intellectual merit, scientific rigor and originality of the submitted paper and work plan. The paper and research plans should combine visionary thinking with academic and scientific excellence.
   2. Potential for significant contribution to basic fundamental issues of wide interest, and the likelihood for opening new, seminal lines of inquiry that bear on such issues.
   3. Impact of the Fellowship on the project and likelihood that the Fellowship will make the proposed new lines of research possible.
   4. The expectation that the proposed research will be successful.
   5. Qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on the basis of all available information including CV, research paper, research plans, research accomplishments, and letters of recommendation (recommendation letters are not required for senior applications). 


Original fellowship proposals in the areas of

    * model theory
    * proof theory
    * recursion theory
    * set theory
    * foundations of mathematics
    * philosophy of mathematics
    * foundations of computer science (related to logic)
    * automated reasoning (related to logic)
    * complexity (related to logic) 

All fellowship proposals, regardless of subject area, will be judged according to

    * the relevance and resemblance of the research (finished and proposed) to the great insights and originality of Kurt Gdel
    * its general interest and clarity of motivation
    * its rigorous scientific quality and depth. 

Submission Instructions

The three categories of fellowships are specified as follows:
*Ph.D.(pre-doctoral): being in the stage before finishing the thesis (or equivalent achievements)
*Post-doctoral: being in the stage within 10 years after finishing the thesis (or equivalent achievements)
*Senior: being in a later stage 

The submission must consist of:

- one document A in PDF format containing
  . the CV
  . the project description
  . the recommendation letters
- one document B in PDF format containing the article
- one text abstract relating to B
Maximum allowed length of the abstract is 500 words.

Document A containing the CV, the project description, and the recommendation letters must be prepared in the following way:
- minimum font size: 10pt
- paper size: A4
- maximum length of the CV: 3 pages 
The CV must contain the list of all/most important publications.
The CV must clearly state to which category the application belongs.
- maximum length of project description: 4 pages
Project description should clearly state where and at which institution the applicant intends to carry out the project.
- minimum 2(two)/maximum 3 (three) 1-page recommendation letters,in case of applications belonging to the categories Ph.D.(pre-doctoral) and post-doctoral fellowships.
  (The recommendation letters should be scanned and included into the PDF document)

Document B containing the article to be published in Annals of Pure and Applied Logic must be prepared according to the
guidelines of the Annals of Pure and Applied Logic. Please see
for details. In a nutshell: Use LaTeX and elsart.cls.
Maximum allowed length of the article is twenty-five (25) pages in the prescribed format.

The submission must be in English.

The Advisory Board and the Program Chair reserve the right
.to consider only submissions with reasonable format
.to reassign a submission to another category as applied for.
The applicant will be informed about the reasons for such a 
The submission software will be available online by the end of March.


December 1, 2006.*		    Pre-announcement
June 30, 2007.			    Submissions deadline
October 2007.			    Jury decision on the papers for publication (at most 20)
December 15, 2007.		    Final versions due
January 2008.			    Jury decision on winners due
February 2008.		            Award Ceremony
Mar.-Sept.2008.		            Commencement of the Fellowships


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* Date of the acceptance of Gdel's postdoctoral lecture qualification thesis in 1906.