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1 1045Program ID: AMS-CGF20 [#1045]
Program Title: AMS Claytor-Gilmer Fellowship
Program Type: Fellowship or grant
Program Location: various locations, United States
Application Deadline: 2021/07/25 11:59PMhelp popup*
Program Description:    

The AMS Claytor-Gilmer Fellowship

The AMS established the Claytor-Gilmer Fellowship to further excellence in mathematics research and to help generate wider and sustained participation by Black mathematicians. It carries an award of $50,000 and is typically conferred on one individual per year.

Awardees may use the fellowship in any way that most effectively enables their research — for instance, for release time, participation in special research programs, travel support, childcare, etc. The award is issued through the recipient’s institution, and no part of it may be utilized for indirect costs. Given the aims of the fellowship, the most likely awardee will be a mid-career Black mathematician based at a U.S. institution whose achievements demonstrate significant potential for further contributions to mathematics. This inaugural award may be used in the 2021-2022 academic year or deferred to 2022-2023.

William S. Claytor, PhD (1908-1967) was the first African American man to publish a research article in a peer-reviewed mathematics journal, with a paper on topology in the Annals of Mathematics. Gloria Ford Gilmer, PhD (1928 - ) is the first African American woman to have published mathematics research articles in peer-reviewed journals, with papers on differential equations in the Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society and the Pacific Journal of Mathematics. See Claytor-Gilmer Fellowship webpage for more information. 

Required Materials:

  • Research Statement: a statement regarding the applicant's overall program of research, past and planned, that is meaningful to mathematicians who are not specialists. The statement should be no more than three pages, including bibliographical references.
  • Research Plan: a detailed research plan for the fellowship period that is contextualized by the research statement. The plan should include a description of how the fellowship will support the applicant's success. The plan should be no more than one page.
  • Key Professional Accomplishments: a list of up ten publications or other professional activities that demonstrate the applicant's contributions to the mathematics profession. This list should be no more than one page. 
  • Current and Pending Support: a list of current and pending research awards. For each, indicate the support status (current or pending), project/proposal title, source of support, total award amount, award period (start and end dates), location of project, and person-months per year committed to the project (calendar year, academic year, or summer).
  • Positions and fellowships since PhD: a list of all fellowships and comparable research appointments, such as a term at one of the mathematical institutes. Do not attach a vita.
  • References: a list of three reference writers who can address the applicant’s accomplishments and research potential. Use the email links on the coversheet to send a password and instructions directly to the writers.

The deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. EDT, July 25, 2021.

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

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