Fellows of the American Mathematical Society

Requirements and Nomination Guide

The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.


Contact information will be requested for the following individuals:

  • the Nominator (the person completing the Nomination Form)
  • the Nominee (self nominations are not allowed)
  • three (3) Supporting Members

The nominator must provide the following information on the nominee:

  • a citation of fifty words or less explaining the nominee’s accomplishments (text only, no special characters)
  • the MR subject code (MSC) or the Expanded Classification System for JMM 2022 and Beyond code regarding the nominee's mathematical work
  • a Curriculum Vitae of no more than five (5) pages (submitted as a document)
  • a statement of cause of 500 words or less explaining why the nominee meets the criteria of Fellowship (submitted as a document) (Outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics)


Nominee: To be eligible for nomination as a Fellow, the individual being nominated must:

  • be an AMS member for the year during which he or she is nominated (2021) and
  • have been a member for the prior year (2020) as of July 31, 2020.

Nominator: To be eligible as a Nominator, a current year (2021) AMS membership is required. A member can serve in the role of Nominator for no more than two (2) active nominations, either new or carried-overduring any nomination cycle. Members of the Fellows Selection Committee may not participate in a nomination, either as Nominator or as Supporting Member.

Supporting Member: Each nomination must additionally be supported by three current (2021) AMS members. Current members of the Selection Committee may not participate in a Fellows nomination either as a principal nominator or as a supporting member.

Please note that a minimum of two (2) of the four (4) individuals making this nomination (i.e. the Nominator and 3 Supporting Members) must be Fellows of the AMS.

All 2021 membership qualifications must be met by March 31, 2021. Any membership payments must be made by close of business on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 (4:00 p.m. Eastern Time).


The nomination form with the information/documents requested above, plus the contact and AMS membership information of the nominator, the nominee, and the three supporting members.

Please establish a login at the nomination site. You may need to return to the form at a later date, so save your login information [note: this is not your normal AMS login. It is a MathPrograms.org login]. After March 31, the application period will be closed and no further changes can be made.

Members may want to fill out the top portion, wait for confirmation of the membership status, and then proceed with the complete application. Such confirmation will come via email to the Nominator within two to three business days. Please contact the AMS (see below) if you have not received confirmation within this time period. It is the Nominator’s responsibility to make sure the application is completed by the deadline; no extensions may be granted. Please note that AMS member codes are not required but will expedite the process of checking memberships. Current (2021) memberships will be checked for the Nominator and each Supporting Member; Nominators will be notified about any qualification problems.

Confirmation by Supporting Members

The three Supporting Members named on the application will receive an email verification form (generated automatically, if checked, when the Nominator submits the nomination form). Please mark the "email" box next to each Supporting Member name when you are ready to have that email sent, and SUBMIT the whole screen. Supporting Members will then click through that email and confirm their support by explaining in a sentence or two why they are supporting this nomination. After the Supporting Member completes that step, the Nominator will be able to log in to the nomination screen and see a purple date of submission below the name of that Supporting Member. If necessary, Supporting Members can be emailed again through a button that the Nominator can use on that screen.


By submitting the nomination, you are nominating the individual ("Nominee") to become a Fellow of the AMS in the current round. This is a competitive process which may or may not result in the Nominee becoming a Fellow.

The 2022 class of Fellows will be chosen by the AMS’ Selection Committee, comprised of 12 members of the AMS who are also Fellows.

Invitations to become a Fellow of the AMS will be issued to those selected on or after September 1, 2021. Any person who is nominated and is not selected a Fellow will remain an active nominee to be considered by the Selection Committee for possible selection for a further two years.

For further Information

Details of the Fellows program, including a history of its enactment, can be found in the AMS Fellows Program Document.

Main Fellows Page

Email the AMS Staff

Programs Department
American Mathematical Society
201 Charles Street
Providence, RI 02904 USA