Kurt Gödel Centenary Research Prize Fellowship
(Organized by the Kurt Gödel Society with support from the John Templeton
The Kurt Gdel Society is proud to announce the commencement of the
International Research Fellowship Prize Program in honor and celebration
of Kurt Gödel's 100th birthday.
The International Research Fellowship Prize Program is sponsored by the
John Templeton Foundation, and will offer:
- two Ph.D. (pre-doctoral) fellowships of $ 60,000 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.
The selection will be made based upon an open, international competition.
An International Board of 17 eminent Jurors chaired by Professor Harvey
Friedman will oversee the process.
Applicants are required to submit a CV, research paper, and plans for
further research (See below for further details).
Twenty finalists will be chosen among the applicants.
Applicants will be judged according to their submission, as well as their
research record, and letters of recommendation (except in the case of Senior
Fellowship applicants). The submitted papers of the finalists will be
published in a special issue of the Annals of Pure and Applied Logic*.
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
Gödel, 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Impact of the Fellowship on the project and likelihood that the Fellowship
will make the proposed new lines of research possible.
- The expectation that the the proposed research will be successful.
- 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
- the relevance and resemblance of the research (finished and proposed)
to the great insights and originality of Kurt Gödel
- its general interest and clarity of motivation
- its rigorous scientific quality and depth.
Please see the separate menu item at the bottom.
| 1 December 2006 ||Pre-announcement|
|15 February 2007 ||Submissions' instructions online|
|end of March 2007 ||Submissions' software online|
|30 June 2007 ||Submissions deadline|
|(For technical reasons the submission webpage will
continue for submissions and resubmissions till Wednesday 4 July 2007,
|31 December 2007 ||Jury decision due on papers to be published and notification|
|15 January 2007 ||Reports on their papers to be sent to the finalists|
|1 March 2008 ||Final versions and copyright transfers due|
|9 April 2008 ||Jury decision on winners due|
|27 April 2008 ||Kurt Gödel Colloquium and Award Ceremony |
|28 April 2008 || Gödel's birthday. Unveiling of memorial plaques.|
|May-October 2008 ||Commencement of the Fellowships for Pre-Doc and Post-Doc|
|May 2008-May 2009 ||Commencement of the Fellowships for Senior|
Board of Jurors
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)
*For the purpose of the Fellowships' Program, the APAL will publish all
articles chosen by the jury, which belong to any of the categories specified
in the Scopes of the Fellowships.