ILAS Fund Information
Donations to any ILAS funds will be highly appreciated! ILAS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under US law. If you have questions about payment options, please contact the ILAS Secretary/Treasurer at ILASsecretarytreasurer@gmail.com.
Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra (ELA) Fund
The Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra (ELA), the research journal of ILAS, is a platinum open access journal, freely available to all readers: no subscription and no article processing fee or page charges. The ELA Fund is used to continue to make ELA freely available to the scientific community.
Hans Schneider Prize Fund
The Hans Schneider Prize is awarded every three years for research, contributions, and achievements at the highest level of linear algebra. The Hans Scheider Prize Fund is used to support the expenses of prize winners to attend an appropriate ILAS conference to receive the prize and deliver the Hans Schneider Prize Lecture.
Frank Uhlig Education Fund
This fund supports ILAS’s efforts to enhance linear algebra education. These initiatives are carried out primarily by the ILAS Education Committee.
Olga Taussky Todd & John Todd Fund
The ILAS Taussky-Todd Prize is awarded every three or four years at an ILAS conference recognizing a linear algebra researcher in their mid career who has made significant contributions to linear algebra and matrix theory. The Olga Taussky-Todd & John Todd Fund is used to support the expenses of prize winners to attend an appropriate ILAS conference to receive the prize and deliver the ILAS Taussky-Todd Prize lecture.
ILAS Richard A. Brualdi Early Career Prize Fund
The ILAS Richard A. Brualdi Early Career Prize is awarded every three years at an ILAS Conference to an outstanding early career researcher in linear algebra, for distinguished contributions to the field within seven years of receiving the PhD or equivalent degree. The ILAS Richard A. Brualdi Early Career Prize Fund is used to support the expenses of prize winners to attend an appropriate ILAS conference to receive the prize and deliver the ILAS Richard A. Brualdi Early Career Prize lecture.
Hans Schneider ILAS Lecture Fund
The Hans Schneider ILAS Lecture Fund supports one speaker per year to give a lecture on linear algebra (and possibly its applications to or connections with a related discipline) at a non-ILAS meeting. The Hans Schneider ILAS Lecture is one of ILAS’s signature programmes, and consequently, the Lecture will be given by a researcher with strong expository skills whose work represents linear algebra at its highest level. The Hans Schneider ILAS Lecture enhances ILAS’s existing programme of support for ILAS lectures at non-ILAS meetings. Each year, the ILAS Board of Directors will evaluate proposals for ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS meetings. The top ranked proposal will be identified as the Hans Schneider ILAS Lecture, and the lecturer so designated will be funded at an increased level.
Israel Gohberg ILAS-IWOTA Lecture Fund
The Israel Gohberg ILAS-IWOTA Lecture honors the legacy of Israel Gohberg, whose research crossed borders between operator theory, linear algebra, and related fields. This lecture is in collaboration with the International Workshop on Operator Theory and its Applications (IWOTA), an institution that was founded by Gohberg. This series of lectures will be delivered at IWOTA and ILAS Conferences, in different years, in the approximate ratio two-thirds at IWOTA and one-third at ILAS.
The Conference Fund serves as a safety net for ILAS conference organizers. In the event that there is a shortfall in the overall budget for an ILAS conference, ILAS can use money from the conference fund to help cover that shortfall. The Conference Fund can also be used to provide seed money for ILAS conference organizers, which they can then use to leverage support for the conference from other organizations.
The Funds described above are dedicated to support specific activities. All financial support for ILAS’s other programs and operations comes from the General Fund.