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Claytor-Gilmer Fellowship Selection Committee

General Description

Principal Activities

The principal activity of the committee is to review applications and rank the top applicants for the award of fellowships. The award amount and timing will be set by the Board of Trustees, given the current endowment. Committee members may not serve as reference writers for Claytor-Gilmer Fellowship applicants.

Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
(as adopted by the April 2019 Council)

The American Mathematical Society is committed to promoting and facilitating equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the mathematical sciences. For its own long-term prosperity as well as that of the public at large, our discipline must connect with and appropriately incorporate all sectors of society. We reaffirm the pledge in the AMS Mission Statement to "advance the status of the profession of mathematics, encouraging and facilitating full participation of all individuals," and urge all members to conduct their professional activities with this goal in mind.

Fellowship Description

The AMS established the Claytor-Gilmer Fellowship to further excellence in mathematics research and to help generate wider and sustained participation by Black mathematicians. Given the aims of the fellowship, the most likely awardee will be a mid-career Black mathematician based at a U.S. institution whose achievements demonstrate significant potential for further contributions to mathematics.

Fellowship Details

It carries an award of \$50,000 and is typically conferred on one individual per year. Awardees may use the fellowship in any way that most effectively enables their research — for instance, for release time, participation in research programs, travel support, childcare, etc. The award is issued through the recipient’s institution, and no part of it may be utilized for indirect costs.

Miscellaneous Information

The Committee conducts its business by email and teleconferencing and does not require any travel.

Note to the Chair

For the purpose of archiving the committee activities, the Secretary maintains a central file system for archiving committee records. Committee Chairs are asked to submit committee records on yearly basis. Chairs can submit material at their discretion, and some materials that they may wish to provide are meeting minutes, agenda, and emails. Confidential material should be noted, so that it can be handled in a confidential manner.


Past Members


Past Winners

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