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AMS Centennial Fellowship for 2024-2025

The AMS Centennial Research Fellowship is awarded annually to an outstanding mathematician to help further their career in research. The primary selection criterion for the Centennial Fellowship is the excellence of the candidate's research.

The eligibility rules are as follows.

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have not had extensive fellowship support in the past.
  • Recipients may not hold the Centennial Fellowship concurrently with another major research award such as a Sloan fellowship, NSF Postdoctoral fellowship, or CAREER award.
  • Under normal circumstances, the fellowship cannot be deferred.
  • A recipient of the fellowship shall have held their doctoral degree for at least three years and not more than twelve years at the awarding of the Fellowship (that is, received between September 1, 2012 and September 1, 2021).
  • Applications will be accepted from those currently holding a tenured, tenure track, post-doctoral, or comparable (at the discretion of the selection committee) position at an institution in North America.
  • A recipient of the fellowship must be a member of the AMS at the time of application.
  • A recipient of the fellowship must be a citizen or permanent resident of a country in North America.

For any program, fellowship, prize or award that has a maximum period of eligibility after receipt of the doctoral degree, the selection committee may use discretion in making exceptions to the limit on eligibility for candidates whose careers have been interrupted for reasons such as family or health. The fellowship to be awarded for 2024-2025 is expected to be in the amount of \$50,000. Acceptance of the fellowship cannot be postponed. Note that no overhead costs will be covered by this grant.

AMS :: Centennial Fellowship
Most Recent Fellowship: 2023

Joel Nagloo, an associate professor at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) in the Department of Math, Stat, and Comp Sci, has been awarded the 2023-2024 AMS Centennial Research Fellowship for the 2023-2024 academic year. The primary selection criterion is the excellence of the candidate's research. During the fellowship year, Nagloo plans to visit his collaborators in France and the United Kingdom, to continue our work on the Ax-Schanuel conjectures for covering maps and to apply those results to problems of unlikely intersections.

Fellowship announcement as seen in the news release.

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Support is paid to the university/department to be used for course release, research-related travel, and research-related expenses. Work in all areas of mathematics, including interdisciplinary work, is eligible.  

How to apply

The application form requires the following information.  

  • Research Statement: a statement regarding the applicant's overall program of research, past and planned, that is meaningful to mathematicians who are not specialists. The statement should be no more than three pages, including bibliographical references.
  • Research Plan: a detailed research plan for the fellowship period that is contextualized by the research statement. The plan should include a description of how the fellowship will support the applicant's success. It should be no more than one page.
  • Key Professional Accomplishments: a list of up to ten publications or other professional activities that demonstrate the applicant's contributions to the mathematics profession. This list should be no more than one page.
  • Current and Pending Support: a list of current and pending research awards. For each, indicate the support status (current or pending), project/proposal title, source of support, total award amount, award period (start and end dates), location of project, and person-months per year committed to the project (calendar year, academic year, or summer)
  • Positions and Fellowships since PhD: a list of all fellowships and comparable research appointments, such as a term at one of the mathematical institutes. Do not attach a vita.
  • References: a list of three reference writers who can address the applicant’s accomplishments and research potential. Use the email links on the coversheet to send a password and instructions directly to the writers.
  • 2-3 page NSF-style Biographical Sketch


Applications will be accepted on from August 15 through November 8, 2023 (11:59 pm EDT).


For questions about the Centennial Fellowship, please contact the AMS Programs Staff. Please use this email form for questions pertaining to the Centennial Fellowship only.

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