Rio de Janeiro, February 26, 1997
|TO:||National Committees for Mathematics |
Donations to the SDF can be sent at any time and any convertible currency to the following account:
IMU ACCOUNT NUMBER 0862-656208-21
STADTFILIALE ZURICH - RIGIPLATZ
CH-8033-ZURICH - SWITZERLAND
TRAVEL GRANTS FOR YOUNG MATHEMATICIANS TO ATTEND THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF MATHEMATICIANS
The International Mathematical Union will award travel grants to young mathematicians to help them to attend the ICM-98, Berlin, Germany, August 18-28, 1998. The grants are intended for young mathematicians from developing countries (not necessarily members of IMU). Please, notice that mathematicians from Eastern European countries, even those with strict monetary regulations, are not part of this program, but shall also be specially considered directly by the Local Organizing Committee.
The age-limit for the grantees is 35 years at the occasion of the Congress. The candidates should present evidence of research work on post-doctoral level, and they should be able to benefit from the interaction with mathematicians from other countries attending the Congress.
In addition to the name and address of the candidate, the applications should contain a brief curriculum vitae, including date of birth, plus a list of publications (papers published or accepted for publication).
The Local Organizing Committee of the International Congress of Mathematicians will provide a special allowance to the grantees to cover their registration, board and lodging.
Applications for the travel grant may be sent directly to the Secretary of the Union. Applications may also be submitted through the National Committees for Mathematics, which in such a case will send all the relevant information about the candidates to the Secretary.
All applications should reach the Secretary by January 1, 1998:
International Mathematical Union
Professor Jacob Palis, Secretary
Estrada Dona Castorina, 110, Jardim Botânico
22.460-320 - Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Fax No. (55) (21) 512 4112
Thank you very much for your attention and cooperation,
Secretary of IMU
fax: (55) 21 512-4112
Procedures for the Election of the Executive Committee of IMU 1998
Not less than a year before the meeting of the G.A., the E.C. shall request proposals for the membership of the E.C. from the National Committees for Mathematics, to be considered before the meeting of the E.C. in the spring before the Assembly. The E.C. shall then draw up its own list of nominations, making certain that each candidate is willing to serve if elected. The slate should be mailed to the National Committees at least three months before the G.A., together with background on the candidates, their fields and countries/geographic areas.
After the slate drawn by the EC is known, the National Committees can make further proposals of names specifically for the offices of President, Secretary, Vice-President, and Members at large. These proposals shall reach the Secretary not less than one month before the G.A. The same information as above concerning the nominees, including their willingness to serve if elected, should be provided. The Secretary will inform all National Committees of these last proposals before the G.A. The National Committees are asked to cooperate in having their delegates to the G.A. fully informed.
Further nominations may be made in writing before the last session on the first day of activities of the G.A. provided that they are drawn from names offered by the National Committees as in (1), signed by at least ten delegates and convey the same information as in items (1) and (2) above.
On the first day of the meeting, the General Assembly shall appoint a Nominating Committee consisting of:
a) the President (chairman),
b) all Past Presidents who are present (ex-officio),
c) eight further delegates.
Election to (c) shall be from names either proposed by the President or proposed and seconded from the floor; and shall be by show of hands unless the meeting decides otherwise.
The Nominating Committee shall propose a slate from the nominations made under (1), (2) and (3) above and shall make it known to the meeting.
No person shall be a candidate for more than one office.
The General Assembly shall then elect the new President, Vice-President, Secretay and members at large by written ballots.
The voting slips shall contain all the names nominated under (5) and (3) (unless a candidate withdraws), but no others.
A vote shall be invalid if more names are marked in any category than the number of places to be filled (i.e., one each for President and Secretary, two for Vice-Presidents and five for Members at large).
A candidate for President or Secretary may be elected only if unopposed or if he or she obtains a majority of the votes cast. If the first ballot is indecisive, there shall be a second ballot. In the ballots for the Vice-Presidents and Members at large, the two or five candidates respectively who obtain the largest numbers of votes shall be elected.
In the event of a tie, the President shall decide.
Note: Statute (9) provides (inter alia) that: ``each delegation shall be free to cast the votes to which it is entitled either as a unit or divided in such a manner as it may determine''.
Procedures for the Election of the Executive Committee of ICMI
The rules for the election of the Executive Committee of ICMI are similar to those for the election of the Executive Committee of IMU with the same Nominating Committee.
The E.C. of IMU shall request proposals for the membership of the E.C. of ICMI from the National Committees for Mathematics and will conduct extensive consultations with the existing Executive Committee of ICMI before proposing slates to the Nominating Committee.
No person can be a candidate for more than one office.
Procedures for the Election of CDE
The rules for the election of the Commission of Development and Exchange are similar to those for the election of the Executive Committees of IMU and ICMI with the same Nominating Committee.
The E.C. of IMU shall request proposals for the membership of CDE from the National Committees for Mathematics and will conduct extensive consultations with the existing CDE before proposing slates to the Nominating Committee.
No person can be a candidate for more than one office.