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On behalf of nearly 30,000 members in over 40 countries, welcome to the AMS Community.

You will be able to do your best mathematics with the help of AMS member benefits. Use this guide to discover all the AMS offers and review benefits available exclusively to members.

By becoming an AMS member, you’re helping the whole math community thrive. You’re raising the visibility of mathematics to policymakers, academic administrators, and funders of mathematics research. Your membership also helps support AMS offerings that benefit the global mathematics community. Thank you.

Wherever you are geographically, whatever the stage of your mathematical life, you’re a vital participant in the mathematics community and we’re thrilled to have you as part of the AMS. Welcome.

Ruth Charney. PhD, President

"In these challenging times, the role of the AMS in supporting the mathematics community is more important than ever. Their advocacy for the profession is essential to continued government support for mathematics research."
Ruth Charney. PhD, President.

  • AMS publications meet the needs of members throughout their mathematical careers.
  • Our member journals, Notices and Bulletin, keep members up to date on the latest developments in the profession.
  • Our peer-reviewed research journals are among the most respected in the field.
  • The AMS book program spans the mathematical world, from cutting-edge research monographs, to college and graduate-level textbooks, to recreational mathematics titles and meetings.
  • Free math content is available for informal learning and enrichment: online essays, math news, podcasts, videos, blogs, and more.

Since 1940, Mathematical Reviews (MR) has served researchers and scholars in the mathematical sciences by providing timely information on peer-reviewed articles and books. MathSciNet the online version of MR, presents a fully searchable database with many tools designed to help navigate the mathematical sciences literature, including:

  • The most complete and reliable information on the mathematical literature, with information on over 3,900,000 items and over 1,000,000 authors;
  • Reviews written by experts;
  • Bibliographic listings dating back to the early 1800s;
  • Links to articles, journals, and publishers;
  • Linked reference lists;
  • Publication, subject, and citation information on articles, books, and journals.

PRESENT YOUR RESEARCH AND GATHER WITH COLLEAGUES

The AMS provides all mathematicians with opportunities to connect with colleagues and share information about advances in mathematics.

  • Mathematics Research Communities (MRC): 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.
  • Joint Mathematics Meetings: held annually for the purposes of advancing mathematical achievement, encouraging research, and providing the communication necessary to progress in the field. With multiple partner organizations planning paper sessions, panels, workshops, courses, student activities, and invited addresses, each day of JMM will provide an array of offerings?truly something for everyone. AMS members are eligible for a discounted registration rate.
  • AMS Sectional Meetings: an opportunity to share and learn mathematics in four sections of the US. The AMS holds eight sectional meetings annually. Generally, there is one meeting in the spring and one in the fall in each of the four sections of the US. AMS members are eligible for a discounted registration rate.
  • International Meetings: plenary talks of general interest, focused special sessions featuring current research in specific areas, and new opportunities for broadening research contacts.
  • AMS Short Course: provides professional and in-training mathematicians an introduction to various areas of applied mathematics. Consisting of lectures, discussions, tutorials, and other activities, each course is designed to provide an introduction to the topic, inspire new problem-solving methods, and support its participants’ professional development.
  • Workshop for Department Chairs and Leaders: an annual day-long workshop for chairs, leaders, and leaders-to-be designed to facilitate the sharing of ideas for addressing current departmental challenges and fostering future professional growth.
  • Education Mini-conference: provides an opportunity for members of the mathematics community to examine timely issues affecting post-secondary mathematics education. AMS members are eligible for a reduced registration fee.

Find more information at our Meetings site or email meet@ams.org.

The AMS administers several travel grant programs, some funded by donations to the AMS, others by outside funding from sources such as the National Science Foundation (NSF). Most of these programs provide partial travel support.

  • AMS China Exchange Program: Fan Fund Travel Grants
  • AMS Graduate Student Travel Grants (to the Joint Mathematics Meetings and AMS Sectional Meetings)
  • AMS Undergraduate Student Travel Grants (to the Joint Mathematics Meetings)
  • AMS-Simons Travel Grants Program
  • International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) Travel Grants Program

More information about travel grants can be found on the Travel Grants page

Child Care Grants are also available for AMS Meetings attendees.

Find more information at our Education site

ADVOCACY FOR MATHEMATICS

The Office of Government Relations represents the AMS in policy discussions relevant to the mathematical sciences at the federal level. Our central effort is in advocating for congressional support of research funding and around other policies that affect mathematics. We work with federal agencies, legislative staffs, professional societies, and Washington-centered policy action groups to advance AMS policy priorities. In our communications, we provide support and advice to the AMS, its members, and the larger mathematics community about federal government actions and opportunities. We sponsor four fellows each year that connect mathematicians with the work of our office: a student Mass Media Fellow, two student CASE Fellows, and a PhD mathematician as a Congressional Fellow. For more information about our work and how to participate, visit www.ams.org/government.

GIVING TO THE AMS

The AMS has a vibrant community of donors from around the world. Their charitable gifts help fulfill the AMS mission since membership dues and meeting fees cover only part of actual costs. Each year thousands of mathematicians benefit from donors’ generosity.
Donors help the AMS meet programmatic gaps that academic institutions often don’t cover:

  • Scholars in developing countries review scientific literature by way of donor support of MathSciNet® for Developing Countries.
  • JMM Child Care Grants help fund the care for young children so that members can attend scientific meetings.
  • Early career mathematicians work on open problems and build collaborative teams at the Mathematics Research Communities.
  • Graduate and undergraduate students may receive travel grants to attend scientific meetings.
  • High school and middle school students attend advanced summer mathematics programs supported by the AMS Epsilon Fund for Young Scholars Programs.

All gifts make an impact. You can help the mathematics community with a charitable donation of any size. Give with your membership renewal at year’s end or any time online.

Questions? Contact Development staff via 401.455.4111 or development@ams.org

YOUR VOICE MATTERS

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The American Mathematical Society is dedicated to advancing research and connecting the diverse global mathematical community through our publications, meetings and conferences, MathSciNet®, professional services, advocacy, and awareness programs.

OUR MISSION

The AMS, founded to further the interests of mathematical research and scholarship, serves the national and international community through its publications, meetings, advocacy, and other programs which:

  • Promote mathematical research and its communication and uses
  • Encourage and promote the transmission of mathematical understanding and skills
  • Support mathematics education at all levels and for all students
  • Advance the status of the profession of mathematics by welcoming all people to participate in our mathematical community
  • Foster an awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life

GET IN TOUCH

AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY HEADQUARTERS

Catherine Roberts, PhD, Executive Director
201 Charles Street
Providence, RI 02904-2213
Phone: 401.455.4000 worldwide; 800.321.4267 in the US and Canada
Hours: 8:00 AM?4:15 PM eastern time (Monday-Friday)
Email the Executive Director at exdir@ams.org
Email the Sales and Member Services Department for information about orders, fulfillment, membership, and product availability: cust-serv@ams.org

MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS/MATHSCINET®

416 Fourth Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-4816 Phone: 734.996.5250
Hours: 8:00 AM?5:00 PM eastern time (Monday-Friday)
Email Mathematical Reviews to contact the editors and send information on authors and citations in the database: mathrev@ams.org
Email MathSciNet® Support for technical support: msn-support@ams.org
Mailing Address:
Mathematical Reviews PO Box 8604
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8604

OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS (ADVOCACY, POLICY, EDUCATION)

700 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Suite 570
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 401.455.4119
Hours: 8:30 AM?4:30 PM eastern time (Monday-Friday)
Email the AMS Office of Government Relations about government relations, advocacy, science policy, and programs: amsdc@ams.org
Visit www.ams.org/government

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY (GOVERNANCE)

Boris Hasselblatt, PhD, Secretary
American Mathematical Society 201 Charles Street
Providence, RI 02904-2213
Phone: 401.455.4000 worldwide; 800.321.4267 in the US and Canada
Hours: 8:30 AM?4:30 PM eastern time (Monday-Friday)
secretary@ams.org
Contact the AMS Secretary regarding Society governance and prize and award nominations.
To volunteer for an AMS committee, visit www.ams.org/committee-nominate.