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IUTAM Symposia & Summer Schools - Proposal call

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in 2012 or 2013


Proposals are to be submitted to:

     ·         USNC/TAM no later than February 15, 2010

     ·        IUTAM no later than April 1, 2010 

The United States National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM) seeks proposals from U. S. authors and institutions to host IUTAM (International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics) Symposia or Instructional Summer Schools at a U. S. location in 2012 or 2013.  Detailed instructions and submission forms can be found at the IUTAM web site IUTAM generally provides financial support ($6,000 maximum) for the symposia and summer schools approved by the IUTAM General Assembly.  Listings of past and future IUTAM symposia and summer schools can be found on the USNC/TAM web site A separate listing for events held in the United States is included under General Information: Symposia and Schools.  U. S. proposers are encouraged to submit their proposal to the USNC/TAM secretary ( for review and possible suggestions for improvement. Experience shows that review by the USNC/TAM can improve proposals and ensure that they address all the issues important to IUTAM. Successful U. S. proposals that have been reviewed by USNC/TAM and approved by the IUTAM General Assembly will receive additional financial support of $1,500 from USNC/TAM.  

IUTAM Symposia

The goal of an IUTAM Symposium is to assemble a group of active scientists, within a well-defined field, for the development of science in that field.  Participation is by invitation only.  In order to achieve effective communication within the group, the number of participants is usually limited to 60-80 scientists with expertise in the subject area of the symposium.  Symposia typically consist of a few invited lectures, and a larger number of contributed papers, all pre-screened by the Symposium Scientific Committee.  

IUTAM Instructional Summer Schools

The purpose of an IUTAM Instructional Summer School is to provide lectures by leading experts in a new or emerging field of science and engineering in order to foster developments in that field.  Schools are typically 3–5 days in length and intended primarily for younger scientists and those with only limited knowledge in the specific field of the school.  Participation is by invitation only. 

Final Approvals

Proposals submitted to the USNC/TAM will be assessed by a sub-committee and comments provided to the proposers for their consideration prior to final submission to IUTAM. Proposal are evaluated at IUTAM by panels and then voted on by the IUTAM General Assembly for final approval.  The process is competitive with only the best proposal receiving support

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