American Mathematical Society, Fellows of the AMS

33 858Program ID: Fellows-F2021 [#858]
Program Title: 2021 Fellows of AMS
Program Type: Other
Program Location: worldwide, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2020/04/30 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2020/02/01, finished 2021/02/09)
Program Description:    

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

The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. The 2021 class of Fellows will be chosen by the AMS' Selection Committee, comprised of 12 members of the AMS who are also Fellows. The Council will determine the number of new Fellows each year. Those members chosen by the Selection Committee are then invited to become Fellows of the AMS.

The nomination period for the next class of Fellows begins on February 1, 2020 and ends April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time).


The nomination process occurs online, at this website. Contact information will be requested for the following individuals:

  • the Nominator (the person completing the Nomination Form)
  • the Nominee
  • three (3) Supporting Members
The nominator must provide the following information on the nominee:

  • a citation of fifty words or less explaining the person's accomplishments (text only, no special characters)
  • a Curriculum Vitae of no more than five (5) pages (submitted as a document)
  • a statement of cause of 500 words or less explaining why the individual meets the criteria of Fellowship (submitted as a document) (Outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics)
Note that it is possible to begin an application and, when only partially completed, SUBMIT the screen and return to it later to continue the work. In this way, some supporters could be emailed right away for their support even if all the supporter names have not yet been entered.


Nominee: To be eligible for nomination as a Fellow, the individual being nominated must:

  • be an AMS member for the year in which he or she is nominated (2020) and
  • have been a member for the prior year (2019) as of July 31, 2019.

Nominator: To be eligible as a Nominator, a current year (2020) AMS membership is required. A member can serve in the role of Nominator for no more than two (2) nominees per year.

Supporting Member: Each nomination must additionally be supported by three current (2020) AMS members.

Please note that a minimum of two (2) of the four (4) individuals making this nomination (i.e. the Nominator and 3 Supporting Members) must be Fellows of the AMS. It is not possible to nominate oneself.

All 2020 membership qualifications must be met by close of business (4:15 p.m. Eastern Time) on Thursday, April 30, 2020.


Nominations for entry into the 2021 class of Fellows of the AMS will be accepted from February 1, 2020 through April 30, 2020.

Please establish a login at the nomination site [note: this is not your normal AMS login. It is a login]. You may need to return to the form at a later date, so save your login information. It is not necessary to complete all portions of the nomination at once; you may log in multiple times to continue the work or make changes. After April 30, the nomination period will be closed and no further changes can be made.

Members may want to fill out the top portion, wait for confirmation of the membership status, and then proceed with the complete application. Such confirmation will come via email to the Nominator within two to three business days. Please contact the AMS (see below) if you have not received confirmation within this time period. It is the Nominator's responsibility to make sure the application is completed by the deadline; no extensions may be granted. Please note that AMS member codes are not required but will expedite the process of checking memberships. Current (2020) memberships will be checked for the Nominator and each Supporting Member; Nominators will be notified about any qualification problems.


The selection committee has noted that the efforts of the three supporters of a nomination to write short effective statements can make a big difference in the chances of success for a nomination. The three Supporting Members named on the application will receive an email verification form (generated automatically when the Nominator submits the nomination form). Please mark the "email" box next to each Supporting Member name when you are ready to have that email sent, and SUBMIT the whole screen. Supporting Members will then click through that email and confirm their support and also explain in a sentence or two why they are supporting this nomination. After the Supporting Member completes that step, the Nominator will be able to log in to the nomination screen and see a purple date of submission below the name of that Supporting Member. If necessary, Supporting Members can be emailed again through a button that the Nominator can use on that screen.


By submitting the nomination, you are nominating the individual ("Nominee") to become a Fellow of the AMS in the current round. This is a competitive process which may or may not result in the Nominee becoming a Fellow.

The 2021 class of Fellows will be chosen by the AMS' Selection Committee, comprised of 12 members of the AMS who are also Fellows.

Invitations to become a Fellow of the AMS will be issued to those selected on September 1, 2020. Any person who is nominated and is not selected a Fellow will remain an active nominee to be considered by the Selection Committee for possible selection for a further two years. In either case, the nominator will be notified after November 1 when the new list is made public.

For further Information:
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Programs Department
American Mathematical Society
201 Charles Street
Providence, RI 02904 USA

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

Further Info:
American Mathematical Society
201 Charles Street
Providence RI 02904

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