Kurt Gödel Research Prize Fellowship 2010
(Organized by the Kurt Gödel Society with support from the John Templeton
The Kurt Gödel Society is proud to announce the commencement of the
second round of the Kurt Gödel Research Prize Fellowships Program.
NEWS: The Fellowship finalists and winners have been determined, please
see the results page.
The Research Fellowship Prize Program is sponsored by the
John Templeton Foundation and will offer:
- two Ph.D. (pre-doctoral) fellowships of EUR 50,000 per annum for two years
- two post-doctoral fellowships of EUR 50,000 per annum for two years
- one unrestricted fellowship of EUR 50,000 per annum for two years.
One International Board of Jurors will be in charge of evaluating the
applications and determining up to
twenty finalists whose papers will be published in a special issue of
the Annals of Pure and Applied Logic (APAL),
and another international Board of Jurors will be in charge of determining
the winners. Both Boards will be chaired
by Prof. Harvey Friedman, Ohio State University (USA).
Goal and Criteria of Merit
The purpose of these fellowships is to support original research in, and
areas surrounding, the foundations of mathematics. (See Scope below for
more details.) These fellowships are intended to carry forward the legacy
of Kurt Gödel, whose works exemplify deep insights and breakthrough
discoveries in mathematical logic, with profound impact on the philosophy
and foundations of mathematics. In pursuit of similar insights and
discoveries, we adopt the following criteria of merit for evaluating
- Intellectual merit, scientific rigor and originality of the
submitted paper and work plan. The paper and research plans should combine
visionary thinking with academic and scientific excellence.
- Potential for significant contribution to basic fundamental issues
of wide interest, and the likelihood for opening new, seminal lines of
inquiry that bear on such issues.
- Impact of the Fellowship on the project and likelihood that the
Fellowship will make the proposed new lines of research possible.
- The expectation that the proposed research will be successful.
- Qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on the basis of
all available information including CV, research paper, research plans,
research accomplishments, and letters of recommendation (recommendation
letters are not required for senior applications).
Winners' Model Projects
These questions were prepared by
Matthias Baaz and Harvey Friedman in
accordance with Hyung Choi's questions' catalogue.
Original fellowship proposals in the areas of
- set theory
- recursion theory
- proof theory/intuitionism
- model theory
- computer assisted reasoning
- philosophy of mathematics
All fellowship proposals, regardless of subject area, will be judged
- the relevance and resemblance of the research (finished and
proposed) to the great insights and originality of Kurt Gödel
- its general interest and clarity of motivation
- its rigorous scientific quality and depth.
|November 15, 2010. || Submissions deadline
|November 22, 2010, 24:00 CET. || Extended submission deadline
|February 28, 2011. || Jury decision on the papers for
publication (at most 20)
|March 6, 2011. || Jury decision on winners due
|March 15, 2011. || Final versions due
|April 28-30, 2011*: || Conference and the Award Ceremony
|June-October, 2011. || Commencement of the Fellowships