The Joan and Joseph Birman Fellowship for Women Scholars is a mid-career research fellowship specially designed to fit the unique needs of women. The fellowships are open only to women. This fellowship program, established in 2017, is made possible by a generous gift from Joan and Joseph Birman.
The fellowship seeks to address the paucity of women at the highest levels of research in mathematics by giving exceptionally talented women extra research support during their mid-career years.
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 support, or support to attend special research programs. Note that no overhead costs will be covered by this grant.
The award for the 2021-2022 academic year will be in the amount of \$50,000.
The application form requires the following to be submitted through the online application system, MathPrograms.org:
Please list three reference writers for this application and use the email links on the MathPrograms cover sheet to send passwords directly to the writers.
Also upload the following:
Applications for the 2021-2022 year were accepted on MathPrograms from September 1, 2020 through December 1, 2020. Applications are no longer being accepted at this time. The next application period will open on September 1, 2021.
Email Kim Kuda for questions pertaining to the Birman Fellowship.
AMS Programs Department
American Mathematical Society
201 Charles Street
Providence, RI 02904-2213
Please use the above email for questions pertaining to the Birman Fellowship only.