Short thematic or focus programs provide a flexible and relatively rapid way to organize activities in areas of current research interest in the mathematical sciences. The Fields Institute particularly encourages two-month summer programs of an interdisciplinary nature. Organizers of short thematic and focus programs are advised that a lead time of at least 18 months is recommended. An LOI is not normally needed, but can be considered prior to submission of a complete proposal.


Click here for a list of guidelines for the preparation and submission of proposals for thematic and focus programs at the Fields Institute.

Funding Available

Grants are worth CAD 75,000 per month.

Internal Contacts

For proposal development/substantive review, please contact your Research Facilitator.


Faculty Deadline Consult your Faculty Research Facilitator.
OVPRI Deadline (Approval Form and Application) September 8, 2021
Submission to Sponsor September 15, 2021

Submitting Your Application

  • Step 1) Submit an internal Carleton Approval Form
    Submit an internal Approval Form through our central awards management database CUResearch:
    For a user’s guide on submitting an Approval Form, click here.
  • Step 2) Submit an external application to the granting agency
    Submit an external application to the corresponding grant or award agency. For further details about funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines for this opportunity, click here.