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.

Travel Grant Program for the Mathematical Congress of the Americas (MCA)

Applications were invited from U.S.-based mathematical scientists for partial travel support to attend the MCA 2017 (July 24-28, 2017) in Montreal, Canada. This program was contingent on receiving a grant from the National Science Foundation. This travel grant program provided travel support for both U.S.-based mathematical scientists and U.S.-based early career mathematicians, with priority given to the latter. Applications were evaluated by a panel of mathematical scientists under the terms of a proposal submitted to the National Science Foundation (NSF) by the Society.


Support was available for U.S. mathematicians who were in one of the following categories:

  • U.S. Early Career Mathematicians
  • U.S. Mathematical Scientists
  • In all cases, this funding was only open to those who held no external research support.  This program was open to U.S. mathematicians only (U.S. mathematicians are either U.S. Citizens or affiliated with a U.S. institution at the time of travel).

Application Information

  • Applications are no longer being accepted. Check back here in the future for information regarding MCA 2021.

Conditions on Funding

  • Mathematicians accepting grants for partial support of the travel to MCA 2017 could not supplement them with any other NSF funds.
  • An individual mathematician who did not accept a travel grant may use regular NSF grant funds, subject to the usual restrictions and prior approval requirements.


  • For questions about the travel grant program, contact Kim Kuda  by email, or by phone at 800-321-4267, ext. 4096, or 401-455-4096.
  • All information currently available about the MCA 2017 program and organization is located on the MCA 2017 website.


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