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The Joan and Joseph Birman Fellowship for Women Scholars

Support top female scholars in mathematics with this mid-career fellowship. Make a gift

Margaret Beck, Lillian Pierce, Karin Melnick, Helen Wong Birman Fellowship Winners
L to R: Margaret Beck 2018-2019 | Lillian Pierce 2019-2020 | Karin Melnick 2020-2021 | Helen Wong 2021-2022 | Bianca Viray 2022-2023

Established in 2018, the Joan and Joseph Birman Fellowship for Women Scholars is a mid-career research fellowship specially designed to suit the career timelines of women and to address the paucity of female scholars at the highest levels of research mathematics. The fellowship can be used to provide additional time for research, opportunities to work with collaborators, and more. Your gift to this endowed fund will help increase the occurrence and/or size of this award.

The Fellowships awarded to date are:

Joan S. Birman
Joan S. Birman

Did You Know?

Joan S. Birman earned her Ph.D. in mathematics at 41 years of age and went on to become a leading scholar of braid theory and knot theory. Read about her career and her reasons for creating this fellowship .