DIMACS Visitor Programs:
1. Program Overview:
DIMACS invites applications for research visits. Visitors participate in the Center's programs in a variety of ways including participation in Special Focus programs, research collaboration visits with DIMACS permanent members, and participation in other programs such as education or outreach programs. Applicants with interests in all DIMACS areas.
2. Information for Applying:
2.1 Special Focus Visitors:
Applicants who are interested in visiting as part of a special focus program should:
See Special Foci
Projects for information about these initiatives.
- See the program descriptions for dates of workshops, lists of visitors,
- Contact one or more permanent members who might act as a host
for the visit.
(Contact organizers of the special focus for assistance in
arranging a host.) See
for a list of permanent members and their research interests.
- The host will submit an application to the Special Focus Organizers
2.2 General Research Visitors
Applicants with interests in all areas of discrete mathematics and theoretical
computer science are welcomed. These are typically collaborations on
research or longer term visits.
Applicants who are interested in visiting
special focus program should:
- See the program descriptions for
dates of workshops, lists of visitors, etc.
- Contact the permanent member who will be a host for the visit.
The endorsement of a host is usually essential for positive decisions
See the Members Listing
for a list of permanent members who might act as hosts,
their research interests, and contact information..
- The host will submit an application to the Center's
Visitor Committee by contacting Steve Fortune (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2.3 Sabbatical and Self-Supported Visitors
Applicants with their own support may apply directly to the
center with the application below. The Director will handle these
applications directly. Due to limited space, computing and other
resources, these applications do require approval.
2.4 Other Visitors:
Applicants interested in other center programs (education, outreach,
research projects, or other interests) are encouraged to contact the
Director to discuss their plans.
Some positions are set aside for faculty from
who wish to spend sabbatical time at DIMACS.
DIMACS is also interested in visitors under GOALI (Grant Opportunities
for Academic Liasion with Industry), and other programs
that further its mission.
3. Support for Visitors:
Visitor positions, for both academic and industrial researchers, may be
either long-term (several months to a year) or short-term (a few days or
The center has limited funds to support visitors with subsistence
and travel funds.
Visitor positions are intended for people with full or partial salary
support from outside sources, since DIMACS support for these positions
is usually limited.
The host and visitor should use the Visitor Applicant
Procedures in applying.
Visitor approvals are handled by the Special Focus committees
for those programs (2.1); by the visitors committee for those seeking
support (2.2), and by the Director with advice as needed for
others (2.3 and 2.4). Decisions usually take about 2 to 4 weeks,
5. Contacts at DIMACS:
You can use several methods to contact the DIMACS center.
6. Information for Visitors to DIMACS
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Document last modified on March 5, 2012.