The Joan and Joseph Birman Fellowship for Women Scholars is a mid-career research fellowship specially designed to fit the unique needs of women. This fellowship program is made possible by a generous gift from Joan and Joseph Birman.
The fellowship seeks to address the paucity of women at the highest levels of research in mathematics by giving exceptionally talented women extra research support during their mid-career years.
The most likely awardee will be a mid-career woman, based at a U.S. institution, whose achievements demonstrate significant potential for further contributions to mathematics. A requirement of this fellowship is that the awardee must be a member of the AMS at the time of application.
Candidates must have a carefully thought-through research plan for the fellowship period. Special circumstances (such as time taken off for care of children or other family members) may be taken into consideration in making the award. Awardees may use the fellowship in any way that most effectively enables their research - for instance, for release time, participation in special 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.
The award for the 2022-2023 academic year is expected to be in the amount of \$50,000.
The application form requires the following information: Apply now
Please list three reference writers for this application and use the email links on the MathPrograms cover sheet to send passwords directly to the writers.
Also upload the following:
Applications are now being accepted through December 1, 2021.
Email AMS Staff for questions pertaining to the Birman Fellowship.
AMS Programs Department
American Mathematical Society
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Providence, RI 02904-2213
Please use the above email for questions pertaining to the Birman Fellowship only.