This new fellowship is designed to provide support for mid-career Black mathematicians engaged in the highest levels of research.
On June 10, 2020 AMS Governance established a new fellowship, the Task Force on Understanding and Documenting the Historical Role of the AMS in Racial Discrimination, and the 2020 Fund, as part of a multi-faceted effort to address issues of concern pertaining to equitable participation of mathematicians of color.
"The AMS is creating a fund to support and promote the work of Black mathematicians. One goal of the fund is the establishment of a fellowship to support the scholarship of Black mathematicians. This will be part of a broader effort to enact programs recommended by the task force." --AMS Council
The AMS regrets our missteps in initially announcing this new fellowship.
The AMS president and past-president have appointed the chairs of two AMS committees, the Committee on the Profession (CoProf) and the Committee on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (CoEDI), to lead a subcommittee to produce recommendations to name the new fellowship to support mid-career Black mathematicians:
The suggestion portal is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted names for this fellowship. The subcommittee is reviewing your suggestions.