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1 1378Program ID: AMS-PUIRES23 [#1378]
Program Title: AMS-Simons Research Enhancement Grants for Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI) Faculty
Program Type: Fellowship or grant
Program Location: various locations
Starting Date: 2023/01/31
Application Deadline: 2023/03/20 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2023/01/31, finished 2023/09/23)
Program Description:    

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AMS-Simons Research Enhancement Grants for Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI) Faculty

With generous funding from the Simons Foundation, the American Mathematical Society (AMS), and the Menger Women, the AMS is pleased to announce new research enhancement grants for mathematicians employed full-time at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs), i.e., institutions that do not confer doctoral degrees in mathematics. In support of AMS's continuing efforts to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in the mathematical research enterprise, we strongly encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Starting in 2023, the AMS is committed to selecting at least 40 researchers per year from PUIs that reflect the diversity of the mathematics community. 

Who is eligible?

Mathematicians with an active research program employed full-time in tenured or tenure-track positions at PUIs in the United States are eligible to apply. For the purpose of this program, PUI institutions are those that do not confer doctoral degrees in mathematics. Additionally, to be eligible, applicants must have earned a PhD degree at least five years before the start of the grant. For the 2023 application cycle, that is prior to August 1, 2018.

The applicant's research must be in a disciplinary research area supported by the Division of Mathematical Sciences of the National Science Foundation. Faculty with appointments solely in statistics departments are not eligible. The intended awardees will not concurrently hold external research funding exceeding $3,000 per year and will not be in residence at a National Science Foundation institute.

What will this grant provide?

Each year for three years, awardees will receive $3,000 to support research-related activities. Annual discretionary funds for an awardee’s department and administrative funds for an awardee's institution will be available to institutions that administer the grant on behalf of the AMS. No additional institutional overhead or indirect costs will be covered with these award funds.

What is the timeline for this grant?

Applications will be accepted through March 20, 2023. Funds will be disbursed in July 2023.

Required Materials:

1. Cover Letter. In this cover letter, up to one page, you will describe how you expect the award to have an impact on your research and on your development as a mathematician. The cover letter may include information on factors affecting research productivity, such as teaching loads, significant institutional or departmental duties, and features of the student population and type of institution. You may also wish to address any special circumstances not addressed elsewhere in the application, including but not limited to career interruptions.

2. NSF-style biographical sketch.
  1. This document should be at most 3 pages and include the following sections:  

  2. a. Professional preparation  

  3. b. Appointments 

  4. c. Products (at most five products most closely related to the proposed research) 

  5. d. Other significant products (at most five products, whether or not related to the proposed project) 

  6. e. Synergistic activities (at most five specific activities that demonstrate the broader impact of the individual’s professional and scholarly activities).  

3. Summary of previous research. This summary, up to one page, should describe the applicant’s past research results.

4. Research proposal. This proposal should be at most two pages describing the research goals and/or objectives and the potential for the proposed work to add new knowledge and impact the profession. You should include potential collaborators and geographic locations where the work will be conducted.

5. NSF-style summary of current and pending support. This list should describe current and pending support. If you do not have current support, please upload a document stating "No current or pending support." Note: the fillable NSF-style fillable PDF has many blank pages but you should only upload the number of pages you complete.

6. Budget statement. This one-page statement should detail the anticipated expenses and their connection to the outcomes described in the research proposal.

The deadline for submission of 2023 applications is 11:59 p.m., Eastern standard time, MARCH 20, 2023.

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:
email address
Programs Department
American Mathematical Society
201 Charles Street
Providence, RI 02904