The Simons Foundation International, Ltd., (SFI) is funding a project of the International Center for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS-Sofia) at the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences for the period 2022 – 2025. The grant is aimed at supporting displaced scientists from Ukraine and other countries, organizing international scientific events with the participation of world-renowned and established mathematicians, and opening new research positions for young scientists.
The grant to ICMS-Sofia was announced personally by Prof. Yuri Tschinkel, Director of Simons Foundation, Mathematics and Physical Sciences division, during his visit to Sofia in June 2022. Professor Tschinkel was a special guest at the conference Second Annual Meeting of Young Bulgarian Mathematicians, which was hosted at IMI–BAS from 13 to 14 June 2022.
The Simons Foundation is a private foundation established in 1994 in New York City by Jim and Marilyn Simons. The Simons Foundation’s mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences. The foundation makes grants in four areas: Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, autism research (Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative) and Outreach, Education and Engagement.