INDEPENDENT UNIVERSITY OF MOSCOW
PARTICIPANTS - 2014
The Dynasty Foundation contest is closed due to the liquidation of the Foundation.
The winners of the contests of 2013 and 2014 will receive their stipends for 2016 and 2017 in advance at the end of 2015.
Russian mathematicians are deeply grateful to Dmitry Borisovich Zimin for his generous support of mathematics.
contest is targeted to young Russian mathematicians.
of the contest is to support the mathematical sciences in the
supporting post graduate students, young researchers
without a degree, and young researchers with a candidate of science or doctor
of science degree specializing in various branches of mathematics;
contest is organized within the framework of the two following Programs:
in the contest can be:
in the framework of Program 1, graduate and
postgraduate students not older than 30 and researchers without a degree not
older than 35, citizens of the Russian Federation or of one of the countries of
the USS, carrying out their research activities in the territory of the Russian
Federation and specializing in various branches of mathematics;
The competitors provide a research
statement accompanied by other documents listed in the Application section below. The Jury sends the whole
package to appropriate reviewers.
The winners of the competition are chosen
by the Jury no later than December 31of the current year. The choice will be
based on a discussion of the proposal by the Jury, based in turn on the peer
reviews collected. The deadline to submit the application is the 15th of
October of the current year.
of the Contest are those participants whose projects obtain the most votes of
the Jury members.
number of winners of the contest must be
The number of winners in each of the
subprograms (candidates or doctors) are not fixed.
The winners are awarded diplomas of the "Dynasty"
winners are also awarded
payment of the stipends occurs once every three months according to the
stipend for January-March, no later than April 15;
stipend for April-June, no later than July 15;
stipend for July-September, no later than October 15;
stipend for October-December, no later than December
31 of the year during which the stipend is paid.
All the papers submitted by the grantee
during the grant period should have a reference that it was partly funded by "Dynasty"
The Jury for the "Dynasty"
ÜContest is chosen specially for this contest and is independent
from any university or other institution.
The Jury consists of two Co-Chairmen, two
Vice-Chairmen, two scientific secretaries and numerous experts. The Jury can be
enlarged via a unanimous decision of its members provided that at least a
quarter of the Jury is present. To deal with technical matters a secretary
should be hired to do this job for a salary.
Victor Vassiliev (Co-Chairman)
Yuliy Ilyashenko (Vice-Chairman)
Alexander Shen (scientific secretary)
Jury should receive all the necessary documents till the 15th of October. The
contest is normally held in December; the winners start receiving their
stipends in January of the next year.
1. Summary —
Research statement —
no more than 5 pages + bibliography (unlimited).
Short CV (no publications
included) — 1 page
4. List of
List of three potential
The recommenders should be
mathematicians familiar with the participant and/or with his work and willing
to write a recommendation.
Recommendation of the
scientific advisor (optional).
7. Reprints of
The list of publications
(item 4) may also contain other papers.
List of the other scientific
grants of the applicant.
whole package must be presented
The e-mail letter with the application
must be of the special form indicated at the Russian version of
These comments are not a part of the rules
of "Dynasty" Foundation
Contest. Their aim is to answer to the most frequent questions of the
participants, in order to facilitate the application process.
The Research Statement should consist of
2. Research project.
Teaching experience and plans
It should be addressed to a broad range of
experts in the field where the applicant works and in adjacent fields. The Previous
should contain rigorous formulations of the results already obtained; the Research
should also contain the most precise formulations available of some of the
expected results. In the intermediate cases (e.g. the result is obtained, and a
seminar talk has been made, but the result is not published, or published
without proof, or accepted for publication, etc.) the result can be inculded in
any section of the project, provided its status is made clear.
The Summary should contain a survey of the
same information but without any formulas. It should be addressed to a broad
Potential recommenders, as a rule, should
be mathematicians acquainted with the applicant personally or knowing his/her
work. It is assumed that the potential recommenders agreed to review the
project. If necessary, the jury may ask a person not in the list to be a
It is not assumed that the application
package includes reprints of all the published works by the participant. Only
papers thought to be important for project assessment must be supplied. (The
list of publications can include other papers, too.) If a reprint is not
available then a photocopy will suffice. By permission of the jury (ask at
pdc AT mccme.ru) some papers can be sent in electronic version only.
The jury expects to use Internet actively
to communicate with contest participants, recommenders, etc. So we ask to send
all the electronic versions of papers in case they exist or can be obtained by
the author. If an electronic version is not available please point this out
explicitly (in the list of publications or in a separate letter).Electronic addresses
of potential recommenders are vital.
The information about "Dynasty" foundation contest
will be distributed via Internet. The contest site will contain the texts of
all project summaries and lists of publications by the applicants. If you agree
to publish other information about your project (full text of the project, your
CV, texts of the papers, etc.) please let us know.
There is no clear boundary between
mathematics and its applications. Despite this the jury will primarily assess
the mathematical achievements of the project and not its practical applicability.