Call for Proposals - Proposal Submission Form

Proposals for 2-day workshops, Research in Teams, Focused Research Groups must be submitted at least 4 months before their intended start date.

Please read the Guidelines for Proposals before submitting. The online form does not have a saving feature. Please save it offline, on your computer, as you work on it, and then submit it online when you are ready.

Enquiries regarding proposals should be addressed to the BIRS Programme Coordinator.

LaTeX math-mode and formulae are OK. Enclose LaTeX with these delimiters: \(...\) or $...$ for in-line math, and \[...\] or $$...$$ for displayed equations. Please do not use preambles or \document{} tags. Include any custom macros in the Overview field, and they will apply everywhere. All proposals will be compiled into a single book using LaTeX2e. Please do not use other mark-up languages such as HTML. The character encoding we use is UTF-8, so international characters like é, ö, á, etc., may be used.

There are three steps in this process. The first step is the form below. In the second step you will choose 3-5 preferred dates and up to 2 impossible dates, your preferred workshop location (Banff, Oaxaca, Hangzhou), and an optional comment field. The third step is a review of what will be submitted, with the final submission button.

We strongly recommend that you write your proposal offline, and then copy & paste your work into the web form. It is a very basic web form, with no auto-save. Only when the submit button on the last (3rd) step is pressed will your data be sent to BIRS and saved.

Your Proposal

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A list of potential participants and their affiliations is important to the review process, but you will not be bound by it. The Programme Committee looks favourably on participant lists where there is an indication that the participants have been contacted and have expressed interest in the proposal.

Enter the participants one per line using the following format:
Family name, Given name, affiliation - department

For example:
Smith, Sam, Institute of Generic Names - Generic Department