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Fellows Program Selection Committee

General Description

Principal Activities

The Selection Committee names new Fellows each year after a nomination process, which is carried out under the direction of the Secretary with logistical support from the AMS staff. Each January the Council provides a guideline for the number of Fellows to be selected. The Selection Committee will consider both the quality of the nominees and diversity of every kind. It should comply to the extent possible with the guideline for the number of new members provided by the Council. It should complete its deliberations early enough in the Fall so that Fellows-elect can make arrangements to attend the induction ceremony at the Joint Mathematics Meetings held the following January. Current members of the Selection Committee may not participate in a Fellows nomination either as a principal nominator or as a supporting member.

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.

Miscellaneous Information

It is expected that work can be accomplished by email and videoconference.

Note to the Chair

Committee chairs should be informed, at the beginning of each fiscal period, of the budget of their committees and cautioned to remain within the budget. Such items as travel reimbursement, accommodations, and meals for guests of any kind fall within these budgets.

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

A list of current and past members of this committee is available at