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    *1. **Editorial: Funding opportunities for ICM participants*

    */Chebyshev and Kovalevskaya grants and satellites call/*

    The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of ICM 2022 is seeking
    collaboration from all adhering organizations of the IMU, as well as
    international and national math societies, academies, scientific
    funding agencies on the following funding initiatives. These
    initiatives follow up on the plans presented in the St Petersburg
    ICM bid and, along with the visa-waiver for all registered
    participants, should contribute significantly to the success of the
    Congress and its satellite events. The funds will go towards vastly
    increasing the diversity of participants ensuring representation of
    the mathematical communities from all over the world and towards
    supporting satellites, which greatly enhance the participants’
    experience at the ICM.

    The Russian mathematical community would like to welcome colleagues
    from every part of the globe. To help reach this goal, the Local
    Organizing Committee is announcing the *Chebyshev* grant, which will
    be available to mathematicians from developing countries to attend
    ICM. This grant will provide full support, that is, airfare and
    local expenses in St Petersburg, to 1000 participants from the
    developing countries. The application process and selection of
    candidates will be administered by the IMU Committee on Developing
    Countries (CDC). The mission and role of the CDC were the subject of
    the editorial in the previous issue of the IMU-net, see

    With a keen eye towards the future of mathematics, the
    *Kovalevskaya* grant will allow early career mathematicians to
    attend ICM, thereby increasing the ICM potential to encourage and
    inspire young researchers worldwide. This grant will provide local
    expenses in St Petersburg to 1300 early career mathematicians from
    Russia and the world. The LOC invites participation of the adhering
    organizations and funding agencies around the globe in the selection
    of the recipients of the Kovalevskaya grants. The home country
    organization will be expected to provide the nomination materials
    and adequate travel expenses from the home country to St Petersburg
    for each nominee, while the LOC and the Kovalevskaya grant will take
    care of the local logistics and expenses. Please contact the
    organizers at funding en icm2022.org <mailto:funding en icm2022.org> for
    further details.

    *Satellite events* complement the events of the ICM proper in many
    important ways, including developing and reinforcing the ties
    between foreign participants and mathematicians from the host
    country. To promote satellite events, the LOC is offering financial
    support to the satellites that take place in the Russian Federation
    in partnership with a local scientific or educational organization.
    The deadline for funding applications is *May 1, 2020* and the
    estimated support amount is up to 2,5 million rubles. The details of
    this funding opportunity may be found in the “Call for satellites”,
    published on the ICM 2022 website https://icm2022.org/.

    This and various other useful information alongside some beautiful
    pictures of Saint-Petersburg can be found on the ICM website which
    has been up and running, providing updates on the plans and
    preparations for ICM 2022. Check the news blog of ICM 2022
    https://icm2022.org/blog for updates on funding and other
    opportunities and subscribe to the ICM newsletter to receive
    information for all who are planning to take part in the activities
    of ICM 2022.

    We are looking forward to working together with our colleagues
    worldwide to make the best use of these funding opportunities!

    ICM 2022, Local Organizing Committee


    ***2. **CEIC: Notes and Comments**
    In a continuation of the “read and publish” trend discussed in the
    May CEIC Notes
    <https://www.mathunion.org/imu-net/archive/2019/imu-net-95>, Project
    DEAL announced a deal with the publisher Springer Nature on behalf
    of 700 German research institutions and libraries:

    Under this deal, papers published by authors at institutions in
    Project DEAL will be open access, while those institutions will also
    receive a subscription to papers in these journals that are not
    freely available. Meanwhile, Coalition S
    <https://www.coalition-s.org/> is growing. This is an initiative
    started by European funding agencies to push for a rapid change to
    immediate open access for funded research; it has caused some
    controversy, because it does little to accommodate society journals
    or hybrid open access publishing. In the most recent news, the World
    Health Organization has joined Coalition S:


    ***3. **News from the CWM**
    The Committee for Women in Mathematics CWM
    <https://www.mathunion.org/cwm> is happy to announce the forthcoming
    publication of the book:

    /World Women in Mathematics 2018 - Proceedings of the First World
    Meeting for Women in Mathematics (WM)²/

    The estimated publication date for the hardcover is December 21,
    2019, with the eBook to follow on January 18, 2020.

    The book was edited by CWM in coordination with the Association for
    Women in Mathematics (AWM), and has just been published by Springer,
    as part of their AWM Series.

    The first part of the volume starts with a short report with
    pictures on the activities of  the first World Meeting for Women in
    Mathematics - (WM)² - held in Rio de Janeiro on July 31, 2018, as a
    satellite event of ICM 2018. It includes a tribute to Maryam
    Mirzakhani.  The report is followed by survey research papers from
    invited lecturers of the (WM)²: Monique Laurent, Alicia Dickenstein,
    Maria Eulália Vares and Maria J. Esteban. These articles provide
    panoramic views of different fields in pure and applied mathematics.

    The second part of the volume documents the CWM panel discussion at
    ICM 2018, entitled "The gender gap in mathematical and natural
    sciences from a historical perspective'', with articles from the



    ***4. **IMU-CDC Graduate Scholarships awarded****

    The corresponding Selection Committees have completed during the
    month of September the evaluation of the applications to BGF
    (Breakout Graduate Fellowships) and GRAID
    (Graduate Research Assistantships in Developing Countries) programs
    received for the 2019 calls. Three students have been awarded a BGF
    grant to complete their PhD: two of them, from Ukraine and Vietnam
    to study at their home country and one student from Nigeria to study
    in South Africa. A research team of Pakistan has been awarded a
    GRAID grant to support one PhD student and two MS students, and a
    team of Burkina Faso has received a grant to support one PhD student.

    BGF grants are funded by the generous donations from all the
    Breakthrough Prize winners
    <https://breakthroughprize.org/Laureates/3> and GRAID program is
    funded thanks to kind donations from mathematicians or mathematical
    institutions worldwide. IMU-CDC very much appreciates all the
    donations that are welcome, via the Friends of IMU website
    http://friends-imu.org/donate/#graid .

    The 2020 calls of both programs will be announced in due time.

    More information in:

    See also the interesting article by Della Dumbaugh that appeared in
    the September Issue of the AMS Notices:


    ***5. **Inside the IMU
    *a. Report from the Structure Committee:*

    The 2018 General Assembly decided to create an ICM Structure
    Committee (SC) charged with the task to propose the structure for
    the ICMs. Decisions regarding the actual speakers is left with
    the Program Committee (PC).

    Terence Tao chaired the committee, whose membership is public. The
    SC has now finalized its report
      The IMU is very grateful to the members of the SC for their
    thorough job within the given tight timeframe.
    The IMU Executive Committee (EC) has discussed the report and made
    the following decisions:

    For the ICM 2022:
      1. The EC endorses the proposal of creating:
           (i) A new Section 17 (Statistics and Data Analysis) which
    replaces the old Section 17 (Mathematics in Science and Technology),
    and which incorporates the Statistics part of the old Section 12
    (Probability and Statistics), which now becomes Section 12
           (ii) A new Section 18 (Stochastic and Differential Modeling),
    which expands on aspects of the old Section 17 (Mathematics in
    Science and Technology).
           The rationale for these changes is to start the process of
    enhancing the representation of applied mathematics in the ICM, and
    to keep up with recent groundbreaking developments in applied
      2. The EC endorses the given Sections with its descriptors and
    with the given base lecture slots.
      3. The EC endorses the proposal to leave 20 sectional talks to the
    discretion of the PC, as described in the SC report.
      4. The EC endorses the proposal to leave 2–3 plenary for “special
    plenary lectures” as described in the SC report.
      5. The EC recommends that the opening ceremony is to be streamed,
    while the recording of other lectures should be made available later
    to the mathematical community by the organizers in a timely fashion.
    Videos are to be stored at the IMU Secretariat.
      6. The EC asks that local organizers conduct an exit survey for
    ICM participants in order to guide subsequent SCs in their work.

    For ICMs after 2022:
      7. The EC asks that the SC proposes a dynamic mechanism on how the
    size of each Section can reflect the activity in the various
    subfields of mathematics. This mechanism can be applied for the ICM

    *b. Call for bids for the  ICM 2026*
    The IMU Executive Committee (EC) cordially invites all Adhering
    Organizations and national mathematical societies in IMU members to
    submit bids for hosting the International Congress of
    Mathematicians in the year 2026 and the IMU General Assembly meeting
    prior to this Congress.
    Only electronic submissions are accepted. Submissions should be sent
    to secretary en mathunion.org <mailto:secretary en mathunion.org>. For a
    bid to be considered by the Site Selection Committee it must be
    received no later than *30 November 2021*.

    The Site Selection Committee will evaluate all bids received, taking
    into account, but not restricted to, the mathematical ambience, the
    infrastructure and the economic conditions offered by each bidder,
    as well as the accessibility of the proposed site, the involvement
    of the local mathematical community, and the geographical
    distribution of places where ICMs took place in the past.

    The IMU EC will prepare a recommendation based on the SSC's advice
    and refer this recommendation to the 19th IMU General Assembly (GA),
    which will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, on 3–4 July 2022
    prior to the ICM. The GA will make the final decision on the
    location of ICM 2026. Detailed information:

    *c. Cyprus new member of the IMU*
    After a ballot among the adhering organizations, Cyprus was admitted
    as full member of the IMU in group I as of October 1, 2020.


    **6. ****News from the International Day of Mathematics (IDM)****

    * *
    1. You are invited to visit the website www.idm314.org
    <http://www.idm314.org>. A media page will very soon be online with
    logos in different languages and material for announcing the IDM.
    This material can be used to spread the news in your community.

    2. We are preparing a world map that will appear on the website: the
    map will show dots where celebrations of IDM2020 are to take place.
    If you plan to organize an event we invite you to fill the following
    that we can insert a dot on the map as a pre-announcement of your
    event. You will be able to update the information later.

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