The IAS will host a week-long Emerging Topics Working Group each fall and spring term.
These are designed to bring a small number (about 10) of mathematicians together to work on a topic which seems ripe for significant progress, to help facilitate that progress. They are not supposed to look back at a great result, but to look forward at what might happen next. To accommodate the needs of different groups, the format of the meetings will be flexible with time set aside for informal talks and active collaborations. It may be that bringing together mathematicians with somewhat different expertise could help catalyze progress. Participation may be restricted to invitation only. Each working group should include two colloquium style lectures aimed at the whole IAS mathematics community. These lectures will be recorded and made available on the IAS website.
For successful proposals, the IAS will cover the cost of local accommodation for the organizers and core participants, as well as the travel expenses of those without access to other travel money.