INFORMS Open Forum

TSL Cross-Regional Grants: Call for Applications

  • 1.  TSL Cross-Regional Grants: Call for Applications

    Posted 14 days ago

    Dear colleagues,

    We are now accepting applications for TSL Cross Regional Grants, created to generate collaboration across the TSL regions:

    -          North America

    -          Central and South America

    -          Europe, Middle East and Africa

    -          Asia, Australia and New Zealand

    The deadline for submission is August 16, 2024.  The awards will be announced at the TSL Business Meeting during the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Seattle. The selection committee is composed of the three International Liaisons and is chaired by me as TSL Past President.  All applicants must be registered TSL members; preference will be given to applicants who have not won cross-regional grants in the past. Applications may be submitted via email to me: atoriello@isye.gatech.edu. Please include "TSL Cross-Regional Grant Application" in the subject line.   

    Cross-Regional Collaborative Grant ($3,000): This grant is open to any two or more TSL members, located in at least two of the four TSL regions, who intend to collaborate on a research project.  Proposals from junior faculty and those who have not already conducted this type of collaborative research are most strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to TSL. This grant may be used to fund travel, lodging or other expenses incurred in bringing the collaborators together. Prior awardees who have received TSL Cross-regional Grants in the past three years, except for doctoral grants, are not eligible.  It is expected that recipients will present the results of their collaborative research at the earliest possible INFORMS or TSL Society conference.  The application should include the following (submitted as a single PDF file): 

    Description of the Project: Describe in appropriate detail the proposed activity, including: A brief description of the project, including its relevance and contribution to the TSL community as well as its broader impacts on society. 1. Describe how this project relates to the research programs of the applicants, including their qualifications and future projects/proposals. 2. Describe (briefly) the discussions that the collaborators have already conducted.  Applicants should limit the description to no more than 750 words, in double-spaced format.

    Timeline and Proposed Budget: 1. Describe how and when you anticipate disseminating the results of this project. 2. Provide a brief budget for how the grant will be spent.  This could be as simple as indicating that the budget will be spent on travel expenses.

    Curriculum Vitae: Curriculum Vitae for each applicant, attached at the end of application.  

    Cross-Regional Doctoral Grant ($3,000): This grant is open to any TSL member currently working towards a PhD who would like to spend time studying at an institution located outside of his/her home region.  This grant may be used to fund travel, lodging or other expenses incurred during the grantee's visit.  It is expected that the grant recipient will present at the earliest possible INFORMS or TSL Society conference.  The application should consist of the following (submitted as a single PDF file): 

    Description of the Visit: Describe in appropriate detail the proposed activity, including: 1. The objectives of the doctoral candidate's visit. A brief description of the project, including its relevance and contribution to the TSL community as well as its broader impacts on society. 2. Describe how this project relates to the applicant's thesis. Applicants should limit the description to no more than 500 words, in double-spaced format.

    Timeline and Proposed Budget:  1. Provide a projected timeline for the proposed visit. 2. Provide a brief budget for how the grant will be spent.  This could be as simple as indicating that the budget will be spent on travel expenses.  

    Letter of Invitation from the host institution:  This should provide a brief outline of the expectations for the candidate's visit.  Limited to one page.

    Letter of Recommendation from the candidate's advisor: This should indicate how the visit will advance the completion of the candidate's thesis.  Limited to one page.

    Curriculum Vitae: Curriculum Vitae attached at end of application.



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    Alejandro Toriello
    Professor
    Georgia Tech ISyE
    Atlanta GA
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