May 18, 2015

IMU Itô Travel Awards

Takashi Kumagai is Chair of the Selection Committee for the International Mathematical Union Itô Travel Awards. He writes:

The International Mathematical Union (IMU) is supporting via the IMU Itô fund, the IMU Itô Travel Awards to invite young mathematicians to attend the Symposium on Stochastic Analysis, which is taking place at RIMS, Kyoto University, from 7 to 11 September 2015, as part of a celebration of the centennial anniversary of the birth of Professor Kiyosi Itô. See

Those eligible to apply are PhD students and researchers who received their PhD within the past 8 years.

The support consists of travel grants of two types:

a) full support (up to 250,000 Japanese Yen to support travel and local expenses),

b) partial support (up to 150,000 Japanese Yen).

The selection of awardees is made by an international committee appointed by RIMS in consultation with the IMU. The payment will be given according to the regulations of Kyoto University.

How to apply

Individuals wishing to apply for the award should send their CV and a short summary of his/her research to and ask their supervisor (or another academic who knows his/her research well) to send a reference letter to the same email address. The deadline of the application (including the reference letter) is 5 June 2015.

Note that all talks at the Symposium are invited plenary talks, so there will be NO contributed talks.

We hope that many PhD students and young researchers come and participate!


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