GRWC 2015 Announcement

by Derrick Stolee

We take a small break from our usual discussions in order to announce that applications for GRWC 2015 are now online! See the announcement below.

Rocky Mountain-­Great Plains Graduate Research Workshop in Combinatorics 2015 (GRWC 2015)
June 1-­12, 2015 (Arrive May 31, depart June 13)
Iowa State University
Ames, IA, USA

GRWC is a 2-­week collaborative research workshop for experienced graduate students from all areas of combinatorics, broadly interpreted. Students will work in collaborative groups with faculty and postdocs on research problems from across the discipline. The workshop will also host a variety of professional development workshops to prepare students and postdocs for the job hunt and their transition to the careers in academia, government, or industry. All graduate students applying to participate in the GRWC will submit an open problem in combinatorics. Organizing faculty will engage in 1-­on-­1 mentoring with participants to help them refine their submissions. These problems will form the basis of the collaborative research undertaken at the workshop.

We anticipate funding (lodging, some meals, and in some cases travel) for 10-­20 graduate students from outside of the organizing institutions. Applications are encouraged from students at institutions both within and outside the United States. There is funding both for students from US institutions as well as funding for those from outside of the US. Applications can be submitted at The organizing committee will begin considering applications on February 16th and will respond to all applications by March 13. More information is available at the workshop website:

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The organizing institutions for GRWC are Iowa State University, University of Colorado Denver, University of Denver, University of Nebraska-­Lincoln, and University of Wyoming. The workshop is funded in part by these institutions, the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), Elsevier, the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS), and we have applied for US NSF funding.