Posted by: Administrator | 17/10/2009

Alexandre Borovik: Bread-and-butter issues

I am a member of Council and have one more year to serve. I am also a member of the Programme Committee and have a chance to see the remarkable effectiveness of our small grants scheme — a view shared by many candidates standing for elections who placed their statements on this blog. Only one candidate who writes in the blog is  prepared to cut the small grants budget. I cannot speak for the whole Programme Committee, but I feel that many of my colleagues there would rather see the scheme expanded. Our grants help to sustain links in the mathematical community; for many researchers, especially at the beginning of their careers, they provide a lifeline.

This is a practical bread-and-butter issue, and we have to talk money here.

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