Mathematical Association of America, MAA Project NExT

Program ID: 75-NEXT24 [#1613]
Program Title: MAA Project NExT - 2024
Program Type: Graduate or early career program
Program Location: Various locations, United States
Subject Area: Professional Development
Application Deadline: 2024/04/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/02/15, listed until 2024/08/15)
Program Description:    

Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a professional development program for new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences. It addresses all aspects of an academic career: improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, engaging in research and scholarship, finding exciting and interesting service opportunities, and participating in professional activities. It also provides the participants with a network of peers and mentors as they assume these responsibilities. Since 1994, over 2300 NExTers have appeared in all capacities in the academic mathematical profession, including many leadership positions at their home institutions and in the MAA. Applications are due April 15th for all applicants, whether already in a full-time teaching position or moving to a new one the following Fall. Decisions will be set out by June 1. If accepted into the program, you will be expected to attend three conferences, which will be held in person:
  • MAA MathFest 2024 in Indianapolis (August 5- Aug 10, 2024)
  • JMM 2025 in Seattle (Jan 7-11, 2025)
  • MAA MathFest 2025 in Sacramento (August 5-9, 2025)
We hope that most institutions will be able to support the travel cost for their fellows, but we know that travel budgets at many institutions are tight. Rather than asking institutions to commit to a particular dollar figure for travel support, we are asking deans and chairs to make a commitment to supporting applicants in non-financial ways, and are also asking how much travel support they could commit to. Pre-pandemic, institutions were asked to promise at least $4500 of support; we understand that many institutions are in difficult budget situations and that level of support might not be possible. A limited number of travel grants may be available to those from institutions who cannot afford to support their faculty.

For details on the application process, including descriptions of what we are looking for in the Personal Statement, Research Statement, and CV, see the Applicant FAQ. [Note that the mathjobs default language for "reference letters" doesn't exactly fit MAA Project NExT. Your reference letter (you only need one) should come from the chair or dean at the institution where you will be teaching in the Fall. It's really more of a Letter of Support than a Reference Letter - but we couldn't change the default language.]

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
Christine Kelley
Director, MAA Project NExT
Department of Mathematics, 203 Avery Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588