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1 1311Program ID: AMS-CENT23 [#1311]
Program Title: Centennial Research Fellowship
Program Type: Fellowship or grant
Program Location: various locations
Application Deadline: 2022/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup
Program Description:    

Today is the last day you can apply for this program; no new applications will be accepted after 2022/12/01 11:59PM US Eastern Time.

The AMS Centennial Research Fellowship Program

The AMS Centennial Research Fellowship Program makes an award annually to an outstanding mathematician to help further their career in research. Application information and a list of previous fellowship winners can be found here. 

Eligibility: The eligibility rules are as follows:

  • The primary selection criterion for the Centennial Fellowship is the excellence of the candidate's research.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have not had extensive fellowship support in the past.
  • Recipients may not hold the Centennial Fellowship concurrently with another research fellowship such as a Sloan, NSF Post-doctoral fellowship, or CAREER award.
  • Under normal circumstances, the fellowship cannot be deferred.
  • A recipient of the fellowship shall have held his or her doctoral degree for at least three years and not more than twelve years at the inception of the award (that is, received between September 1, 2011, and September 1, 2020).
  • A recipient of the fellowship must be a member of the AMS at the time of application.

Applications will be accepted from those currently holding a tenured, tenure-track, postdoctoral, or comparable (at the discretion of the selection committee) position at an institution in North America. Applications should include a cogent plan indicating how the fellowship will be used. The selection committee will consider the plan in addition to the quality of the candidate's research and will try to award the fellowship to those for whom the award would make a real difference in the development of their research careers. Work in all areas of mathematics, including interdisciplinary work is eligible.

Fellowship amount: One award will be made for the 2023-2024 academic year in the amount of US$50,000. Acceptance of the fellowship cannot be postponed.


  • Please list three reference writers for this application and use the email links on the coversheet to send passwords and instructions directly to the writers.
Required Materials:
  • A List of all positions and fellowships since PhD (Do not attach a vita). The applicant should list all fellowships and comparable research appointments, such as a term at one of the mathematical institutes.
  • Statement of Current and Pending Support list that should contain the following: 
    • support status (current or pending)
    • project/proposal title
    • source of support
    • total award amount
    • total award period (give start and end dates for the award)
    • location of project
    • person-months per year committed to the project (also indicate whether those months are for the Calendar year, Academic Year, or Summer)
  • Research Description (Research Statement): please describe the research in your thesis and other work you have done (one to three pages; no document more than three pages, including bibliographical references, will be accepted).
  • Cogent Plan indicating how the fellowship will be used (approximately one paragraph).
  • Publications List (Do not attach a vita).


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the program description.

Further Info:
Programs Department
American Mathematical Society
201 Charles Street
Providence, RI 02904-2294