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Fan Fund Committee

General Description

Principal Activities

To monitor the distribution of funds from the Ky and Yu-fen Fan Endowment Fund for the support of Chinese mathematics and the promotion of cooperation between mathematicians in China and North America.

Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
(as adopted by the April 2019 Council)

The American Mathematical Society is committed to promoting and facilitating equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the mathematical sciences. For its own long-term prosperity as well as that of the public at large, our discipline must connect with and appropriately incorporate all sectors of society. We reaffirm the pledge in the AMS Mission Statement to "advance the status of the profession of mathematics, encouraging and facilitating full participation of all individuals," and urge all members to conduct their professional activities with this goal in mind.

Other Activities

The oversight committee may find it necessary to create review panels for evaluating proposals. The AMS committee will work directly with AMS staff to establish and to conduct such review panels.

Miscellaneous Information

The Committee has found it effective to conduct its business by email and videoconference. When a new chair is needed, the second-year member is usually appointed to allow for the possibility of serving in the subsequent year either as chair or as consultant to the new chair.

Note to the Chair

For the purpose of archiving the committee activities, the Secretary maintains a central file system for archiving committee records. Committee Chairs are asked to submit committee records on yearly basis. Chairs can submit material at their discretion, and some materials that they may wish to provide are meeting minutes, agenda, and emails. Confidential material should be noted, so that it can be handled in a confidential manner.


Past Members

Current and past members are available here: