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AMS Fellowship for a Black Mathematician

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Application Deadline: March 15, 2021.

The new AMS Fellowship for a Black Mathematician is a mid-career research fellowship specially designed to benefit Black mathematicians. This fellowship program was established in 2021.

The fellowship seeks to address the paucity of Black mathematicians at the highest levels of research in mathematics by giving exceptionally talented Black mathematicians extra research support.

The most likely awardee is a mathematician who is based at a U.S. academic institution with a well-established research record in an area of mathematics. The fellowship will be directed toward those for whom the award will make a real difference in the development of their research career. Candidates are strongly encouraged to 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. The fellowship can be used to provide additional time for research of the awardee, or opportunities to work with collaborators. This may include, but is not limited to, course buy-outs, travel money, childcare support, or support to attend special research programs. Note that no overhead costs will be covered by this grant.

The award for the 2021-2022 academic year will be in the amount of $50,000.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following through the online application system, MathPrograms.org:


Please list three reference writers for this application and use the email links on the MathPrograms cover sheet to send passwords and instructions directly to the writers.

Required Materials:

Please upload the following:

  • Research Statement: Candidates must have a carefully thought-through research plan for the fellowship period (one to three pages; no more than three pages, including bibliographical references, will be accepted)
  • Publications List (DO NOT ATTACH A VITA).
  • Cogent plan: (no more than one page) indicating how the resources provided by the fellowship will be used.
  • Current and Pending Support List: A list containing the following: support status (that is, current or pending), project/proposal title, source of support, total award amount, total award period (give start and end dates for the award), location of project, person-months per year committed to the project (also indicate whether those months are for the Calendar year, Academic Year, or Summer)
  • A list of all positions and fellowships since PhD: (DO NOT ATTACH A VITA). The applicants should list all fellowships and comparable research appointments, such as a term at one of the mathematical institutes.

Applications for the 2021-2022 year will be accepted on MathPrograms from January 15, 2021, through March 15, 2021. Announcement of the award is expected to be made in early spring.

The next application cycle for the 2022-2023 academic year will open on September 1, 2021.  

Email Kim Kuda for questions pertaining to this Fellowship.

AMS Programs Department
American Mathematical Society
201 Charles Street
Providence, RI 02904-2213

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Telephone: 401-455-4096

Official Website: AMS Fellowship

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