Fellows of the American Mathematical Society

The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.

It is a great pleasure to offer my sincere congratulations to the new AMS Fellows, honored for their notable contributions to mathematics and to the profession. We are grateful to the nominators and the members of the selection committee for helping the AMS recognize the achievements of their esteemed colleagues through this fellowship.

— Professor Jill Pipher, President of the American Mathematical Society, on the 2020 Class of Fellows of the AMS

See the list of 2020 FELLOWS and previous classes HERE and the full list of Fellows HERE.

Nominate a Fellow using the form and directions on MathPrograms.org.  The nomination period for the 2021 class of Fellows of the AMS has closed.

The nomination cycle for the 2022 class of Fellows will open February 1, 2021.


  • February 1 - April 30, 2021  Nomination period for 2022 annual election process of new Fellows
  • October 1, 2020 or later  Invitations sent to the newly selected 2021 Class of Fellows
  • November 1, 2020  The list of the 2021 Class of Fellows to be made public on the AMS website

Important points about the Fellows of the AMS selection process:

  • The AMS Fellows Selection Committee accepts nominations for Fellows between February 1 and March 31 each year (in 2020, the deadline was extended to April 30, 2020).
  • New AMS Fellows are selected from among those nominated. The target number of new Fellows is determined by the AMS Council.
  • To be eligible for nomination to AMS Fellowship, an individual must be an AMS member for the year in which he or she is nominated as well as the prior year. The prior year's membership must be in place by July 31 of the prior year.

Details of the Fellows program, including a history of its enactment, can be found in the AMS Fellows Program Document .

Learn how to make or support a nomination in the Requirements and Nomination Guide.

The goals of the Fellows program are:

  • To create an enlarged class of mathematicians recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the profession.
  • To honor not only the extraordinary but also the excellent.
  • To lift the morale of the profession by providing an honor more accessible than those currently available.
  • To make mathematicians more competitive for awards, promotion, and honors when they are being compared with colleagues from other disciplines.
  • To support the advancement of more mathematicians in leadership positions in their own institutions and in the broader society.

The responsibilities of Fellows are:

  • To take part in the election of new Fellows,
  • To present a “public face” of excellence in mathematics, and
  • To advise the President and/or the Council on public matters when requested.

See details from the 2020 Fellows Reception .

Questions about the Fellows program should be directed to

AMS Programs Department
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