Busy Grad's Guide

Welcome to the American Mathematical Society

As a graduate student you're often juggling studies, research, teaching, laying the groundwork for your career, and seeking out community along the way. The AMS is here to help you with all of it.

Your school has sponsored your membership at no cost to you! Wherever you are geographically, whatever the stage of your graduate study, you're an important member of the mathematical community and we're thrilled to have you as an AMS member.

Memberships run January through December. We have activated your membership with contact information provided by your department. Be sure to update your member profile so your contact information and preferences are accurate.

YOUR MEMBER BENEFITS

OPPORTUNITIES AND JOBS

We provide a variety of career-development and job-search resources:

  • MathJobs.Org - search and apply for jobs online.
  • Employment Center - arrange for job interviews at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January.
  • BIG Career Initiative - for those interested in careers in business, industry, and government, the AMS provides workshops, webinars, and events at sectional and national meetings.

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Mathematics Opportunities - view mathematical opportunities regarding internships, fellowships and grants, nominations of colleagues for prizes and awards, math camps and math circles, and proposals for meetings and workshops.
  • Mathematics Calendar - view community announcements of meetings, conferences and symposia including ad hoc, or regional meetings, and regularly scheduled meetings of national or international mathematical organizations.
DATA ON ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS

The Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Annual Survey reports give insights into the professional environment for mathematicians in academic careers. Learn about:

  • Starting salaries of new PhDs
  • Employment of new doctorates
  • Academic recruitment and hiring
  • Faculty demographics
AMS FELLOWSHIPS

The AMS offers the following fellowship programs to students:

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

GRADUATE STUDENT CHAPTER PROGRAM

Graduate students in the mathematical sciences gain valuable professional development opportunities as a member of an AMS Graduate Student Chapter. Over 70 chapters deliver unique opportunities and experiences through this program.

THE AMS GRADUATE STUDENT BLOG

The AMS Graduate Student Blog is a blog by and for graduate students. Join the conversations with fellow graduate student members and learn about issues and questions specific to graduate study and the early career stage

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION

The AMS recognizes the breadth of people, thought, and experiences that contribute to mathematics research, education, and all related professions. The AMS welcomes everyone interested in mathematics into a community that is diverse, respectful, accessible, and inclusive. We are committed to ensuring equitable access to mathematics opportunities and resources for people regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities, veteran status, immigration status, or any other social or physical component of their identity. Find resources for leaders, teachers, mentors, bystanders, and all members of our community on our diversity pages.

TEACHING AND LEARNING MATHEMATICS

The AMS Education Department aims to ensure that all students have high-quality, equitable, and meaningful learning experiences in mathematics. We provide ongoing guidance and resources for students, faculty, and anyone else interested in teaching and learning mathematics.

  • View webinars on teaching online
  • Access resources about teaching, including creating Inclusive Classrooms and Assessing Student Learning
  • Explore Mathematical Imagery, Mathematical Moments, and order free posters
  • Find online talks from around the world
PRESENT YOUR RESEARCH AND GATHER WITH COLLEAGUES

The AMS encourages and supports graduate students and early career mathematicians with a variety of special services that foster research, promote networking, and build careers.

AMS MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES

Attend sectional, national, and international mathematical meetings sponsored by the AMS. Present your research, attend sessions, network with colleagues, and enjoy social gatherings. Competitive travel grant programs are available to graduate students well in advance of these meetings.

MATHEMATICS RESEARCH COMMUNITIES

The AMS's Mathematical Research Communities program is a professional development program offering early career mathematicians a rich array of opportunities to develop collaboration skills, build a network focused in an active research domain, and receive mentoring from leaders in that area.

THANKING DONORS

The AMS raises charitable donations for programs to benefit you as a graduate student, such as AMS Graduate Student Travel Grants, JMM Child Care Grants, and AMS Graduate Student Chapters.

If you benefit from these or other AMS programs, we encourage you to write our donors a note, thanking them for their generosity. Your notes show the impact the donors make and often inspires them to continue giving!

Send your note by email to development@ams.org or by postal mail to AMS Development, 201 Charles Street, Providence, RI 02904. We will be sure to share your message!

EXPLORE LEADING PUBLICATIONS IN MATHEMATICS

AMS publications will be indispensable throughout your mathematical career.

MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS / MATHSCINET®

Mathematical Reviews (MR) serves mathematical scientists by providing timely information on peer-reviewed articles and books. MathSciNet provides full search access to the MR database, with tools and features specifically designed to help you navigate the mathematical sciences literature.

AMS OPEN MATH NOTES

Open Math Notes is a repository of freely downloadable mathematical works hosted by the American Mathematical Society as a service to researchers, faculty and students. Open Math Notes includes:

  • Draft works including course notes, textbooks, and research expositions. These have not been published elsewhere and are subject to revision.
  • Items previously published in the Journal of Inquiry-Based Learning in Mathematics, a refereed journal.
ADVOCATING FOR MATHEMATICS

The Office of Government Relations represents the AMS in policy discussions relevant to the mathematical sciences at the federal level, congressional support of research funding, and other policies that affect our profession. We work with federal agencies, legislative staffs, professional societies, and Washington-centered policy groups to advance AMS policy priorities. We support and advise the AMS, its members, and the larger mathematics community about federal actions and opportunities. We sponsor four fellowships each year: a student Mass Media Fellow, two student CASE Fellows, and a PhD mathematician as a Congressional Fellow.

A BUSY GRADUATE STUDENT'S CHEAT SHEET TO AMS CONTACTS
  • American Mathematical Society
  • 201 Charles Street Providence, RI 02904-2213 USA
  • Phone: 401.455.4000 (Worldwide) 800.321.4267 (US & Canada)
  • Email: cust-serv@ams.org
  • Hours: 8:00 AM-4:15 PM Eastern time (Monday4Friday, except holidays)

OTHER IMPORTANT CONTACTS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS