The AMS Centennial Research Fellowship Program makes awards annually to outstanding mathematicians to help further their careers in research. From 1997-2001, the fellowship program was aimed at recent PhDs. More recently, the AMS Council approved changes in the rules for the fellowships. The eligibility rules are as follows. The primary selection criterion for the Centennial Fellowship is the excellence of the candidate's research.
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 stipend for the fellowship to be awarded for 2020-2021 will be \$93,000 with an additional expense allowance of \$9,300. Acceptance of the fellowship cannot be postponed. Note that no overhead costs will be covered by this grant.
The number of fellowships to be awarded is small and depends on the amount of money contributed to the program. The Society will supplement contributions as needed to ensure that at least one fellowship is awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. Information about the current fellowship winner can be found here and the list of previous fellowship winners can be found on the Prizes and Awards page.
Applications should include a cogent plan indicating how the fellowship will be used. The plan should include travel to at least one other institution and should demonstrate that the fellowship will be used for more than reduction of teaching at the candidate's home institution. The selection committee will consider the plan in addition to the quality of the candidate's research and will try to award the fellowship to those for whom the award would make a real difference in the development of their research careers. Work in all areas of mathematics, including interdisciplinary work, is eligible.
The application form requires the following to be submitted ONLY through the online application system on MathPrograms.org.
Please list three reference writers for this application and use the email links on the coversheet to send passwords directly to the writers.
Also upload the following:
Applications for the 2020-2021 year will be accepted starting September 1, 2019.
Professional Programs Department
American Mathematical Society
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Providence, RI 02904-2213
Please use the above e-mail for questions pertaining to the Centennial Fellowships only.