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Program ID: AMS-CENT [#226]
Program Title: Centennial Fellowships
Program Location: various locations
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2013/12/01* finished (posted 2013/10/01, finished 2014/04/11, listed until 2014/02/14)
Program Description:    

*** this program has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The AMS Centennial Research Fellowship Program makes awards annually to outstanding mathematicians to help further their careers in research. The number of fellowships to be awarded is small and depends on the amount of money contributed to the program. The Society supplements contributions as needed. One Fellowship will be awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year. A list of previous fellowship winners can be found at:

Eligibility: The eligibility rules are as follows.

The primary selection criterion for the Centennial Fellowship is the excellence of the candidate's research. Preference will be given to candidates who have not had extensive fellowship support in the past. Recipients may not hold the Centennial Fellowship concurrently with another research fellowship such as a Sloan or NSF Post-doctoral fellowship. Under normal circumstances, the fellowship cannot be deferred. A recipient of the fellowship shall have held his or her doctoral degree for at least three years and not more than twelve years at the inception of the award (that is, received between September 1, 2002 and September 1, 2011).

Applications will be accepted from those currently holding a tenured, tenure-track, postdoctoral, or comparable (at the discretion of the selection committee) position at an institution in North America. Applications should include a cogent plan indicating how the fellowship will be used. The plan should include travel to at least one other institution and should demonstrate that the fellowship will be used for more than reductions of teaching at the candidate's home institution. The selection committee will consider the plan in addition to the quality of the candidate's research and will try to award the fellowship to those for whom the award would make a real difference in the development of their research careers. Work in all areas of mathematics, including interdisciplinary work is eligible.

Grant amount: The stipend for fellowships awarded for 2014-2015 will be US$85,000, with an additional expense allowance of about US$8500. Acceptance of the fellowship cannot be postponed.

Please list three reference writers for this application and use the email links on the coversheet to send passwords directly to the writers. Also upload the following:

... A list of all positions and fellowships since PhD: (DO NOT ATTACH A VITA). The applicants should list all fellowships and comparable research appointments, such as a term at one of the mathematical institutes.

... Research description (Research Statement): please describe the research in your thesis and other work you have done (one to three pages; no more than three pages, including bibliographical references, will be accepted)

... Provide a cogent plan (approximately one paragraph) indicating how the fellowship will be used including travel to at least one other institution.

... Publications - attach a list. (DO NOT ATTACH A VITA).


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the program description.

Further Info:
Membership and Programs Department
American Mathematical Society
201 Charles Street
Providence, RI 02904-2294

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