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Centennial Fellowship

Centennial Fellowships provide one-year fellowships for research in mathematics.

About this Fellowship

A Research Fellowship Fund was established by the AMS in 1973. In 1988 the Fellowship was renamed to honor the AMS Centennial. The number of fellowships granted each year depends on the contributions received; the Society supplements contributions as needed to ensure that at least one fellowship is awarded each year.

The primary selection criterion for the Centennial Fellowship is the excellence of the candidate's research.  A recipient of the fellowship shall have held his or her doctoral degree for at least three years and not more than twelve years at the inception of the award. Applications will be accepted from those currently holding a tenured, tenure track, post-doctoral, or comparable (at the discretion of the selection committee) position at an institution in North America.  The amount of the fellowship varies each year.

Most Recent Fellowship: 2022

Mimi Dai, an associate professor at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), has been awarded the AMS Centennial Fellowship for the 2022-2023 academic year. The primary selection criterion is the excellence of the candidate's research. Dai researches nonlinear partial differential equations, fluid dynamics, harmonic analysis, and complex fluids. Recently she has focused on the appearance of singularities in turbulent flows. During her fellowship year, she will visit collaborators in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Switzerland to continue tackling challenging problems on the pathological behavior of solutions to certain fluid equations.

Fellowship announcement as seen in the news release.

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Next Fellowship:  June 2023

Application deadline:  December 1, 2021

Application procedure:  Review the details for applying for a Centennial Fellowship.

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