This fellowship was established in 2017 with a generous gift by Joan and Joseph Birman.
For the 2021/2022 academic year: $50,000
The most likely awardee is a mid-career woman, based at a U.S. academic institution, with a well-established research record in a core area of mathematics. The fellowship will be directed toward those for whom the award will make a real difference in the development of their research career. Candidates must have a carefully thought-through research plan for the fellowship period. Special circumstances (such as time taken off for care of children or other family members) may be taken into consideration in making the award. The fellowship can be used to provide additional time for research of the awardee, or opportunities to work with collaborators. This may include, but is not limited to, course buy-outs, travel money, childcare expenses, or support to attend special research programs.Most Recent Fellowship: 2021
Helen Wong, an associate professor of mathematics at Claremont McKenna College, has been awarded the AMS Joan and Joseph Birman Fellowship for Women Scholars for 2021-2022. Wong's research is in quantum topology and applications of topology.See previous winners
Application procedure: Learn about the application procedure.