The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize of the AWM is awarded annually. A $47,000 prize will be awarded to a woman, recently promoted to associate professor or the equivalent, for a semester of mathematical research without teaching obligations in the Mathematics Department of Cornell University. A supplement housing/subsistence stipend award of $3,000 will be provided. Office space, library access, and computing facilities will be provided by Cornell. The award is to be used during the 2013-2014 academic year.
The eligibility rules are as follows:
Applicants must be women recently promoted to Associate Professor or the equivalent in the mathematical sciences at an institution of higher learning other than Cornell University. There is no restriction either on the nationality of the applicant or on the country in which she holds a position. The primary selection criteria for the Michler Prize are the excellence of the candidate's research and the potential benefit to the applicant of a semester in the Mathematics Department at Cornell. The applicant is expected to spend a full semester at Cornell.
Applications must include:
Curriculum Vitae including career history, list of publications and invited addresses, and other awards and support.
A proposal, approximately two to three pages in length, describing the research or book project to be undertaken during the fellowship period and explaining how the semester in the Mathematics Department of Cornell University will benefit the applicantâ€™s project or her research career. If the proposal includes plans for joint work with a specific member of the Cornell faculty, then that faculty member should write a brief note confirming the willingness and availability to participate in the proposed research.
Three letters of recommendation addressing the candidateâ€™s research strengths and accomplishments.