Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, MSRI

Program ID: MSRI-SWIM [#823]
Program Title: Summer Research for Women in Mathematics
Program Type: Other
Program Location: Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2019/11/01 (posted 2019/08/01, updated 2019/07/08, listed until 2019/11/01)
Program Description:    


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. The ultimate goal of this program is to support mathematical research by assisting women's efforts to maintain involvement in a research community and to have a positive impact on these researcher's careers.


  • 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 possible
  • 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 15, 2020 and August 7, 2020
Application Requirements:

Project Description should not exceed five pages, but must contain the following:
  • A brief history of the collaboration
  • The context, description, and goals of the research problems to be addressed
  • The partial results already obtained
  • Timeline for the project: describe how you plan to pursue this project before, during and after residence at MSRI
  • Anticipated impact on the careers of each participant
  • 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, citizenship, year of PhD, and current position
  • Two page bio-sketch for each of the team members
  • Length of visit and preferred dates
  • List of Mathematics Subject Classification Codes (primary and secondary)
  • List of key words

Selection Process:

In choosing the groups, preference may be given to teams made up primarily of US citizens and Permanent Residents, teams in which members come from a variety of institutions, teams made up of members at various stages of their careers, and 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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