A room of one's own
This is the application form for the 2020 events, if you DO NOT NEED FUNDING.
Please return to the homepage and use the other application form if you NEED FUNDING.

Note: we will prioritize funding mathematicians with intense daily human care responsibilities.
But we welcome all mathematicians, with or without human care responsibilities!

COMMUNICATIONS BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE EVENT: We believe in funding a room of one's own for mathematicians who will benefit from qualitatively different time to focus on finishing a paper. We are arranging for this to happen on a coordinated national scale both to capitalize on a feeling of solidarity, and to ensure that this is a community event, which can receive funding from our current limited sources. Leading up to each event (one in February and one in April), the organizing team will send a few emails to help participants get ready for optimal usage of the weekend. During the weekend, coaches will communicate with teams (organized by time zone). This communication will be very sparse, and will likely be via slack instead of email, so participants can ignore all emails during the weekend. After the weekend, the organizing team will send out a few more emails, and will request that all participants report back on the impact of the weekend.

WHY HAVE COACHES? We have some experience with writing referee reports at home while a co-carer takes the rest of the family on vacation, or working in a hotel while a co-carer deals with a sobbing baby, stomach flu, and who knows what else at home. Guilt can set in. Meals can fall by the wayside. By organizing participants loosely by time zone, and sending out a few sparse communications around meal times, dusk, etc., we aim to keep the mood up, the pace strong, and the ambitions high.

COACHES: if you want to volunteer to be a coach for your time zone, please indicate so below on the form. Being a coach should only take a few minutes of your time during the weekend, and should not interfere with your own participation. We aim to have a couple coaches per time zone. Before the event, the coaches for the time zone would figure out how to register the participants of that time zone into a group on slack. During the event, the coaches would communicate with the time zone team a few times a day, roughly around meal times or likely break times, to keep a sense of community and a positive mood.

Finally, rest assured that your application is being read and appreciated, even if we will only communicate further once the new year has started.
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Email *
Your name *
Your time zone (used to coordinate coaching) *
Which event would you like to participate in (you can select both) *
Let us know how you will participate: (note, if you need funding, you should use the other application form) *
Please describe how you think this event will impact your work. (Confidential, to be read only by the three organizers.) *
Do you know of funding sources that could help other participants (e.g. from your department, other departments or institutions?)
All accepted participants must agree to receive coaching emails before and after the event, and carefully moderated communications during the event. When people agree to participate, a common-sense code of conduct will be adopted, to ensure the ethos of the event is welcoming, encouraging and respectful, so we can all do our best work. *
Please list your current university *
Please list your current title/rank *
Please list your research area within math *
Do you volunteer to consider being a coach? If so, select your time zone. We'll be able to describe the role more and you can then decide if it is a good fit for you. Thank you!
If we list participants on a webpage, do you agree to have your name and institution listed? *
Anything else?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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