Grant Program for the Virtual Mathematical Congress of the Americas (MCA 2021)

Traveling not required.

Applications were welcome from U.S. based mathematicians for support to attend the virtual Mathematical Congress of the Americas (MCA 2021), scheduled for July 19-23, 2021.

This grant program, along with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), will provide support for the following U.S. based mathematicians:

  • Full-time graduate students
  • Early-career mathematical scientists (who earned a doctorate no earlier than July, 2015)
  • Mid-career mathematical scientists (who earned a doctorate prior to July, 2015)
  • Special Session speakers at MCA 2021
  • Special Session organizers at MCA 2021

This funding is intended for those whose participation in MCA 2021 is not supported with other funding. Women and members of U.S. groups underrepresented in mathematics are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to early-career mathematicians. 

The AMS is administering the selection, award, and reimbursement process of this grant program.

Funding will cover the MCA registration fee plus a stipend of up to \$250. This stipend is intended to assist in offsetting conference-related expenses that will allow the awardee a more focused meeting participation, which otherwise would not be possible.



  • Applicants must have a full-time affiliation with an institution in the United States at the time of the Congress or be a US citizen working or studying abroad.
  • Applications from individuals in all mathematical areas are welcome.
  • Early-career mathematicians (who received a doctorate no earlier than July, 2015), women, and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
  • This program is not intended to be used by participants with any existing support. 
  • AMS Employees are not eligible.



Applications were accepted on No new applications are being accepted at this time.



For questions about this grant program, email the AMS Programs Department:  Send Email, or contact by phone at 800-321-4267, ext. 4189, or 401-455-4189.

All information currently available about the MCA 2021 program and organization is located on the MCA 2021 website.