The Joan and Joseph Birman Fellowship for Women Scholars

Support top female scholars in mathematics with this mid-career fellowship. Make a gift

2017 JMM attendees. Photo by Kate Awtrey, Atlanta Convention Photography
2017 JMM attendees. Photo by Kate Awtrey, Atlanta Convention Photography

 

The Joan and Joseph Birman Fellowship for Women Scholars is a mid-career research fellowship specially designed to suit the career timelines of women and to address the paucity of female scholars at the highest levels of research mathematics. The fellowship can be used to provide additional time for research, opportunities to work with collaborators, and more. Your gift to this endowed fund will help increase the occurrence and/or size of this award.

 

First Award in 2018-2019

Margaret Beck of Boston University received the inaugural award for the 2018-2019. She is using the fellowship, a stipend of US$50,000, toward a full-year sabbatical and to partially fund travel to visit the University of Sydney during 2019.

Visit the Birman Fellowship Prize main page for more information and to apply. Applications for the 2019-2020 fellowship were accepted through December 1, 2018.

 

Did You Know?

Joan S. Birman earned her Ph.D. in mathematics at 41 years of age and went on to become a leading scholar of braid theory and knot theory. Read about her career and her reasons for creating this fellowship .

American Mathematical Society