American Mathematical Society, Programs and Travel Grants

1 1495Program ID: AMS-BIRMAN24 [#1495]
Program Title: The Joan and Joseph Birman Fellowship for Women Scholars
Program Type: Fellowship or grant
Program Location: various locations, United States
Application Deadline: 2023/11/08 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2023/08/15, finished 2024/01/22, listed until 2023/11/08)
Program Description:    

*** this program has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Joan and Joseph Birman Fellowship for Women Scholars

The Joan and Joseph Birman Fellowship for Women Scholars is a mid-career research fellowship specially designed to fit the unique needs of women. This program is made possible by a generous gift from Joan and Joseph Birman. 

The fellowship seeks to address the paucity of women at the highest levels of research in mathematics by giving exceptionally talented women extra research support during their mid-career years.

The most likely awardee will be a mid-career woman, based at a U.S. institution, whose achievements demonstrate significant potential for further contributions to mathematics. A requirement of this fellowship is that the awardee must be a member of the AMS at the time of application.

The fellowship will be directed toward those for whom the award will make a real difference in the development of their research career. Candidates must have 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. Special circumstances (such as time taken off for care of children or other family members) may be taken into consideration in making the award. 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.

Fellowship Amount:

One award will be made for the 2024-2025 academic year in the amount of US$50,000.

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 and/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.
  • 2-3 page NSF-style biographical sketch

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 11:59 P.M. EASTERN TIME ON NOVEMBER 8, 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:
www.ams.org/programs/ams-fellowships/Birman-fellow
email address
401-455-4129
 
Programs Department
American Mathematical Society
201 Charles Street
Providence, RI 02904-2294