Equal Opportunity

The following activities are supposed to enforce gender equality:
  • financial support for the participation on Women in Optimization (WiO) Workshop 2017,
  • annual workshop of women associated with the SPP 1962,
  • organization of a minisymposium on non-smooth optimization at the EWM General Meeting 2018,
  • assumption of costs for research stays upon application for female members of the SPP 1962.

Family-Friendly Policies

Support of additional child care that might be necessary when parents visit a conference (at home or at the conference venue) is possible upon request.

Statistics

PIs/Co-PIs

11 %
female 4
total 38

Research Assistants

21 %
female 4
total 19

Total

15 %
female 10
total 66

Young Researchers

Best Paper Award

Principal investigator of projects within this priority programme can suggest early carreer researchers for the Best Paper Award of the SPP 1962. The deadline for suggestions is June 30, 2019. Documents must include the items listed below, and must be submitted in a pdf-file via email to spp1962@wias-berlin.de.

Nomination letter

The nominator's letter of recommendation should summarize the contents of the paper, argument, why the paper is excellent, and address in particular contributions to the field of non-smooth optimization (1-2 pages).

Published version of the paper or final preprint

The paper must be related to a project within the SPP 1962; if the paper has several authors, the nominee must have contributed the predominating part.

Short version of the paper

Summary that explains the scientific innovation, written by the candidate (1 page).

Best Thesis Award

Phd students working on a project within this priority programme (financed through SPP 1962 at least 50% of the first funding period) can be nominated after their defense for the Best Thesis Award of the SPP 1962. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2019. Documents must include items listed below, and must be submitted in a pdf-file via email to spp1962@wias-berlin.de.

Nomination letter

The nominator's letter of recommendation for the candidate should summarize the reasons why the candidate deserves the prize and address the thesis's contributions to the field. It should also include remarks from the reviews and contact details of the reviewers of the thesis.

Academic CV

The candidate's CV should include, amongst others, relevant publications and conference talks.

Thesis

The thesis must be related to a project within the SPP 1962.

Short version of the thesis

Summary that explains the scientific innovation, written by the candidate (1 page).

StartUp Funds

Research assistants of projects within this priority programme can apply for a PostDoc position for 3-6 months directly following the completion of their doctorates. Candidates must be paied through a DFG SPP 1962 project at the time of application. The decision on applications will be made within 2 months following the application. Documents must include the items listed below, and must be submitted in a pdf-file via email to spp1962@wias-berlin.de.

Application letter

The covering letter must contain information on the requested funding period.

Academic CV

The candidate's CV should include, amongst others, relevant publications and conference talks. Please attach also copies of relevant certificates.

Research statement

Detailed information on the candidates research to date and future plans, 4 pages with the following sections,

  1. Research to date
  2. Future research plans
    1. Background
    2. Scientific concept and idea
    3. Work packages and time plan

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