Support Mathematics Research Communities
MRC participants at work. Photo by Robin Hagan Aguiar
Mathematical Research Communities (MRC), a program of the AMS, provides early career mathematicians with opportunities to develop and sustain long-lasting cohorts for collaborative research projects in many areas of mathematics. The program includes: a one-week summer conference for each topic, Special Sessions at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, discussion networks by research topic, and a longitudinal study of early career mathematicians. The AMS is grateful for the program support it receives from the National Science Foundation to partially fund the MRC.
Additional funding enables valuable program enhancements:
The study of mathematical sciences knows no geographic boundaries, and the MRC would benefit from the participation of mathematicians from other nations. The AMS is seeking support to enable international mathematicians to attend the summer conferences.
Valuable relationships are formed during the summer conferences of the MRC program and participants are eager to continue to work with their MRC colleagues. The demand for funding of ongoing collaborations is greater than what is covered by the NSF grant. The AMS is seeking funding to encourage and support an additional number of collaborations.
MRC programs develop and sustain long-lasting cohorts for shared research projects. Creating a welcoming environment is integral to the success of the program. While grants may cover the fundamentals, additional funding will help to create an atmosphere of comfort and innovation for all the participants.