Important information regarding the recent AMS power outage.

The transformer that provides electricity to the AMS building in Providence went down on Sunday, April 22. The restoration of our email, website, AMS Bookstore and other systems is almost complete. We are currently running on a generator but overnight a new transformer should be hooked up and (fingers crossed) we should be fine by 8:00 (EDT) Wednesday morning. This issue has affected selected phones, which should be repaired by the end of today. No email was lost, although the accumulated messages are only just now being delivered so you should expect some delay.

Thanks for your patience.

AMS Epsilon Awards for Young Scholars Programs

Summer math students at work

Math students at work at PROTaSM program

The Epsilon Awards for Young Scholars Programs support existing summer programs for mathematically talented high school students. The awards get their name from the word the renowned mathematician Paul Erdős (pictured below in his youth) used to describe a child: epsilon – a word used in math to denote a small quantity.

Prize Details
Awards of $2,500-$15,000 are made annually to support existing summer programs that touch hundreds of talented and highly-motivated mathematics students.

The number of programs supported each year varies.

Next Prize: For summer 2019

Nomination Period: March 2019

Nomination Procedure:

Apply for an Epsilon grant

Most recent awards 2018

See previous prizes

About the Awards

Paul ErdosIn 1999 the American Mathematical Society established the Epsilon Fund endowment to help support summer mathematics programs for mathematically talented high school students. The name for the fund was chosen in remembrance of the late Paul Erdös, who was fond of calling children "epsilons." The goal of the program is to aid and promote programs that support and nurture mathematically talented youth in the United States, and to make these opportunities available to the broad pool of all mathematically talented high school students living in the United States. Paul Erdős as a child. Photo from the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive.

Contribute to the Epsilon Fund endowment


American Mathematical Society