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AMS Centennial Fellowships for 2015-2016
Invitation for Applications

 

NEXT DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2014
 

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. 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.

  • 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 his or her doctoral degree for at least three years and not more than twelve years at the inception of the award (that is, received between September 1, 2003 and September 1, 2012).

  • 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.

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 fellowships awarded for 2015-2016 is US$87,000, with an additional expense allowance of about US$8,700. Acceptance of the fellowship cannot be postponed.
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 2015-2016 academic year.  A 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.


Applications are accepted starting October 1, 2014.

The deadline for applications will be: December 1, 2014.

 

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