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AMS Epsilon Fund Grants for Young Scholars Programs

About the Grants

  • The AMS Epsilon Fund awards grants of up to US$15,000 in support of summer mathematics programs for mathematically talented high school students.
  • Support will be offered to existing programs that are most successful in nourishing mathematically talented youth.
  • Programs should have been in existence for at least one year, and preferably more.
  • Successful programs tend to have the following characteristics: run over a period of multiple weeks in the summer, bring in at least 20 high school students with mathematical talent, and generally are directed by mathematicians.
  • Programs can focus on problem solving or mathematical research in any area of mathematics.
  • Funding is for one year and it is expected that half of the funds will be used for student scholarships and half for program expenses.  No indirect costs will be covered.
  • Award announcements are made in late February. Over a dozen awards are made per year.  See the list of current and previous years' Epsilon Fund grants.

Application Information

  • Applications are accepted from program directors only (not from students or parents).
  • The application will be available beginning September 15th here on
  • Deadline: December 8 for awards the following summer.
  • Questions?  Contact the AMS Programs Department with any questions or to have your program added to the mailing list, at 800-321-4267, ext. 4060, or submit an inquiry..

Support for the Epsilon Program

The Epsilon Fund was established in 1999 and the first grants were awarded in 2000. Your gift to this endowed fund enables mathematically talented young people to pursue new mathematical inquiries in an immersive summer experience. Click here to make a gift.