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1 974Program ID: AMS-CENT21 [#974]
Program Title: Centennial Research Fellowship
Program Location: various locations
Application Deadline: 2020/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2020/08/31, finished 2021/02/05)
Program Description:    

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

The AMS Centennial Research Fellowship Program

The AMS Centennial Research Fellowship Program makes an award annually to an outstanding mathematician to help further their career in research. The number of fellowships to be awarded is small and depends on the amount of money contributed to the program. In this round, one fellowship will be awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year. Application information and a list of previous fellowship winners can be found here. 

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, NSF Post-doctoral fellowship, or CAREER award.
  • 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, 2009, and September 1, 2018).

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 the fellowship to be awarded for 2021-2022 will be $50,000. 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 and instructions directly to the writers.
Required Materials:
  • A List of all positions and fellowships since PhD (DO NOT ATTACH A VITA). The applicant should list all fellowships and comparable research appointments, such as a term at one of the mathematical institutes.
  • Statement of Current and Pending Support list that should contain the following: 
    • support status (current or pending)
    • project/proposal title
    • source of support
    • total award amount
    • total award period (give start and end dates for the award)
    • location of project
    • person-months per year committed to the project (also indicate whether those months are for the Calendar year, Academic Year, or Summer)
  • Research Description (Research Statement): please describe the research in your thesis and other work you have done (one to three pages; no document more than three pages, including bibliographical references, will be accepted).
  • Cogent Plan indicating how the fellowship will be used, including travel to at least one other institution (approximately one paragraph).
  • Publications List (DO NOT ATTACH A VITA).


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:
Programs Department
American Mathematical Society
201 Charles Street
Providence, RI 02904-2294

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