Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, MSRI

Program ID: MSRI-SRWM [#708]
Program Title: Summer Research for Women in Mathematics
Program Type: Other
Program Location: Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2018/12/01* finished (2018/09/10, finished 2019/06/02, listed until 2018/12/01)
Program Description:    

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


The purpose of the MSRI's program, Summer Research for Women in Mathematics, is to provide space and funds to groups of women mathematicians to work on a research project at MSRI. Research projects can arise from work initiated at a Women's Conference, or can be freestanding activities. 


  • Groups of two to six women with partial results on an established project may submit an application to the program 
  • Each member of the group must have a Ph.D. in mathematics or advanced graduate standing 
  • At least one team member must be US based 
  • Each group may apply to be in residence at MSRI for a minimum of two weeks, though longer visits are preferred 
  • All members of the group must be in residence for the duration of the visit 
  • Women may only apply as a member of one research group 
  • The visits must take place between June 10, 2019 and August 2, 2019
Application Requirements:

Project Description need not exceed five pages, but must contain the following:
  • A brief history of the collaboration
  • The context and description of the research problems to be addressed
  • The partial results already obtained
  • Realistic goals to be achieved during the residence at MSRI
  • Timeline for finishing the project
  • If you have previously benefited from this program, include a section on prior results. i.e. publications, additional speaking opportunities, career advancement
Additional required information:
  • List of all women on the research team, including home institution and citizenship
  • 2 page bio-sketch for each of the team members
  • Length of visit and preferred dates

Selection Process:

Factors in choosing the groups will include: 

  • Scientific merit of the project
  • The likelihood of finishing the project within the timeline specified in the application
  • The extent to which this opportunity will enhance the project, for example by bringing together researchers from different institutions
  • The length of the visit
  • Preference may be given to teams made up primarily of US citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Preference may be given to teams in which members come from a variety of institutions
  • Preference may be given to teams made up of members at various stages in their career
  • Preference will be given to proposals related to core mathematics

The following support is provided:
  • Lodging in spacious and comfortable dorm apartments on the campus of UC Berkeley
  • All meals
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses
  • For participants with children, MSRI will provides funding that makes it possible for the member to take part fully in the program.  This may be in the form of lodging and reimbursement of travel expenses for children who accompany the member to Berkeley, plus lodging and travel expenses for a caregiver.  It may also take the form of reimbursement of additional expenses incurred allowing the children to be taken care of at home.
  • Mathematicians who are spouses or partners of invited group members will be offered shared office space


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
17 Gauss Way
Berkeley CA 94720-5070

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