Association for Women in Mathematics

Program ID: AWM-2017ATS [#466]
Program Location: Providence, Rhode Island 02940, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2016/10/01* finished (posted 2016/07/22, listed until 2017/09/01)
Program Description:    

*** this program has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***


The Executive Committee of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) calls for nominations for the Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize to be awarded to an undergraduate woman for excellence in mathematics. All members of the mathematical community are invited to submit nominations for the Prize. The nominee may be at any level in her undergraduate career but must be an undergraduate as of October 1, 2016. She must either be a U.S. citizen or have a school address in the United States. The Schafer Prize was established in 1990 by the Executive Committee of the AWM and is named for AWM former president and one of its founding members, Alice T. Schafer, who contributed a great deal to women in mathematics throughout her career.


The Schafer Prize will be awarded at the AWM Reception and Awards Presentation at the annual Joint Mathematics Meetings in January.

The letters of nomination should include, but is not limited to, an evaluation of the nominee on the following criteria:

quality of performance in advanced mathematics courses and special programs

demonstration of real interest in mathematics

ability for independent work in mathematics

performance in mathematical competitions at the local or national level, if any

With the letter of nomination, please include a copy of transcripts and indicate undergraduate level. Nominees must be an undergraduate as of October 1, 2016. Additional supporting materials (e.g., reports from summer work using math, copies of talks given, recommendation letters from professors, colleagues, etc.) should be included with the nomination, if applicable.

Nomination materials for this award are to be submitted as ONE PDF file with a copy of transcripts included at the end of the file.

Questions? Call 703-934-0163 x201 or email

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

Further Info:
Association for Women in Mathematics
P.O. Box 40876
Providence RI 02940

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