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We are excited to be the home for The Next Generation Fund. The Fund is a new resource to help doctoral students and early career mathematicians as they establish their professional lives.

Early career mathematicians work intensely to establish their careers. Doctoral students strive to finish dissertations, and Ph.D. recipients compete for employment while working to deepen their research. Financial support can play a critical role in their success, yet traditional university and federal funding is increasingly difficult to obtain. To help early career mathematicians begin their professional lives, the AMS has created The Next Generation Fund (AMS NextGen).



Why give? Proven, successful programs will have security

Historically, the most successful AMS programs for early career scholars have existed on temporary funding. The goal of The Next Generation Fund is to support many individuals each year at modest but impactful levels. AMS NextGen will provide secure, dedicated support to these influential career-building programs:

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Why give? Emerging needs will have a ready source of support

What will the funding climate be twenty, fifty, or 100 years from now? What challenges will future mathematicians face as they establish their careers?

You can help prepare the way for emerging scholars by donating to The Next Generation Fund. As it always has, the mathematics community will create innovative programs to meet rising needs. AMS NextGen will grow over time and support those new programs as they develop.

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Recognizing others when you give

Mathematics expands with each new class of scholars. The Next Generation Fund celebrates the tradition of each generation helping those that follow, and commemorative gifts to the fund offer a special meaning.

Gifts of any amount in honor or memory of someone are a meaningful way to pay tribute to that person(s) and also to help rising mathematicians. Complete the "In Honor/Memory of" section when you make your gift online, or include a note if you give through the mail or by phone.

Named endowed funds can be created for gifts of $25,000 or more. Naming a fund allows you to commemorate someone significant to you, perhaps a family member, colleague, or mentor while supporting early career mathematicians through The Next Generation Fund. The Maryam Mirzakhani Fund for The Next Generation is an example of a named endowed fund. To create a named endowed fund or to plan an estate gift to benefit The Next Generation Fund, please contact the AMS Development office at 401.455.4111 or contact the Development Office via email about NextGen

 Maryam Mirzakhani Fund



Further information on Ways to Give



Yes, making a gift in honor or in memory of someone you care about is a meaningful way to pay tribute and help The Next Generation Fund.