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1. About the University Founded in 1944 the MFO has developed into an international research centre hosting almost 3000 scientists from all over the world each year. See the MFOs history website for further information. The MFO is a member of the Leibniz Association, financed by the German federal government and the governments of all the local states of Germany. Moreover, the MFO is supported by the Friends of Oberwolfach (Förderverein), by the Oberwolfach Foundation and further organisations. The Director of the MFO togteher with the Vice-Director is legally responsible for the budget and administration of the Institute. He issues all invitations to the Institute and coordinates the scientific program with the Scientific Committee of the Institute. 2. About Academics/campus/affiliated colleges This is the traditional, well-established program of weekly Workshops with 45-48 participants. Participation is by personal invitation by the Director, upon the recommendation of the organizers. The Workshops are organized by leading international experts in the field, Since January 2014, there is a new program at Oberwolfach which is called Simons Visiting Professors. This program annually supports up to 40 distinguished scientists from outside Europe, who wish to combine an invitation to an Oberwolfach Workshop with a research visit to a European university of up to two weeks, It is possible to hold Mini-Workshops of 15-17 participants in certain fixed weeks. They are aimed especially at junior researchers and hot developments. The decision takes place half a year before the date. The Mini-Workshops are scheduled for one week. 3. University Statistics Mathematical research in Oberwolfach is organized in six central programs. Access to participation is regulated differently. The following section provides information on how to apply for the research programs and for special grants related to them. Once you have been invited to Oberwolfach this section provides information of interest for you: Registration, visa application, travel information, practical hints, special requirements, child support etc. The basis for the successful realisation of the research programs is an excellent infrastructure. This section provides information on the research facilities 4. Research from the University The focus of "Research in Pairs" (RiP) is to bring together small groups of researchers to carry out joint research in the stimulating atmosphere of the Oberwolfach Institute. Projects from all areas of mathematics can be supported by this program, in particular, interdisciplinary cooperation is encouraged. The stay of a research "pair", which means at least two and at most four people, can last between two weeks and one month (in exceptional cases up to three months). It is required that not all come from the same place. The Institute will provide office space, accommodation (full board and lodging), and an allowance for incidental expenses. Travel expenses can be reimbursed only in exceptional cases. The Institute wishes to increase the number of female participants. Female mathematicians are strongly encouraged to apply.It is also possible that 2-4 workshop participants (who are already invited and have accepted) apply for a 1-2 week prolongation of their stay after the workshop as a RiP group.