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Grants and Awards

AAUW Fellowships and Grants

The American Association of University Women offers a variety of grants ands fellowships including American Fellowships, Career Developments Grants, Community Action Grants, Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowships, International Fellowships, and Selected Professions Fellowships.


AMS Graduate Student Grants

The American Mathematical Society, with support from a private gift, accepts applications for partial support for two types of AMS meetings:

See the website for details.


AMS-Simons Travel Grants

Application Period: February 1 - March 31, 2014

The American Mathematical Society is pleased to announce a new program, the AMS-Simons Travel Grants, with support provided by the Simons Foundation. Each grant provides an early-career mathematician with $2,000 per year for two years to be used for research-related travel. Applicants must be located in the United States (or be U.S. citizens employed outside the U.S.) and must have completed the PhD within the last four years. The department of the awardee will also receive a small amount of funding to help enhance its research environment. Applications should be made on the application site


The American Educational Research Association Grants Program

The AERA Grants Program invites proposals for quantitative education policy and practice research using large-scale, nationally- representative data sets such as those sponsored by NCES and NSF. Minority researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.


AWM Mathematics Education Research Travel Grants

Annual Deadlines: February 1st, May 1st, October 1st

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Mathematics Education Research Travel Grants provide full or partial support for travel and subsistence for:

(Please note that mathematics education researchers attending mathematics education research conferences are not eligible for this grant.)


AWM Mathematics Education Mentoring Travel Grants

Annual Deadlines: February 1st

Women mathematicians who wish to collaborate with an educational researcher or to learn about educational research may use the mentoring grants to travel to collaborate with or be mentored by a mathematics education researcher. In order to be considered for one of the mentor travel grants, a mathematics applicant must hold a doctorate in mathematics. A mentor should hold a doctorate in mathematics education or in a related field such as psychology or curriculum and instruction. The applicant’s research must be in a field which is supported by the Division of Mathematical Sciences of the National Science Foundation.


MAA Grants for Tensor-Summa Program

Deadline is February 12th annually.

The Tensor Foundation has provided funding for the MAA to award grants for programs designed to encourage the pursuit and enjoyment of mathematics among middle school students, high school students, and/or beginning college students from groups traditionally under-represented in the field of mathematics. College and university mathematical sciences faculty and their departments and institutions may submit proposals. They should collaborate with secondary and middle school mathematics faculty as appropriate depending on the focus of the project. Proposed programs may replicate existing successful programs, adapt components of such programs, or be innovative.


NSF/AWM Travel Grants and Mentoring Travel Grants

The objective of the NSF-AWM Travel Grants Program is to enable women to attend research conferences in their fields, thereby providing a valuable opportunity to advance their research activities and their visibility in the research community. The objective of the NSF-AWM Mentoring Travel Grants is to help junior women to develop a long term working and mentoring relationship with a senior mathematician. This relationship should help the junior mathematician to establish her research program and eventually receive tenure.


NSF Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)

The PAESMEM Program seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts that enhance the participation of groups (i.e., women, minorities, and persons with disabilities) that are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The awardees serve as leaders in the national effort to develop fully the USA's human resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.


Pathways for Students & Recent Graduates to Federal Careers

This is a new website sponsored by the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to (try to) provide information on the Internship Program, the Recent Graduates Program and the Presidential Management Fellows Program.


Fellowships and Scholarships

AAUW Fellowships and Grants

Variable deadlines

The AAUW offers a variety of grants ands fellowships including American Fellowships, Career Developments Grants, Community Action Grants, Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowships, International Fellowships, and Selected Professions Fellowships.


Association for Women In Science Educational and Professional Development Awards

See AWIS website for deadlines

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) supports career development for women scientists through its Educational and Professional Development Awards Program (Awards Program). The Awards Program was substantially revised recently to focus on assisting early-career women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) with professional development.


The Association for Women in Mathematics Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize

Application deadline is November 1st annually

The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize of the AWM is awarded annually to a woman recently promoted to Associate Professor or an equivalent position in the mathematical sciences. The prize provides a fellowship for the awardee to spend a semester in the Mathematics Department of Cornell University without teaching obligations. Recently promoted associate professors face many challenges as they prepare to take on greater leadership in research and in the profession. The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize will honor outstanding women at this stage of their careers and enable them to focus on their research in the stimulating environment of the Cornell University Mathematics Department. The recipient may use the fellowship during a semester of her choosing during the current academic year. The award will be US $47,000, with an additional $3,000 housing/subsistence stipend. Acceptance and use of the fellowship cannot be deferred.


Fields Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships

See Fields Institute website for deadlines

Applications are invited for the Fields Postdoctoral Fellowships, Jerrold E. Marsden Postdoctoral Fellowship, Fields-Ontario Fellowships, and the Fields-Perimeter Africa Postdoctoral Fellowship for the current academic year. The Fields Institute is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from women, members of First Nations or visible minorities, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the diversity of ideas.


The Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Grants and Fellowships

See GWIS website for deadlines

Sigma Delta Epsilon/Graduate Women in Science National Fellowships Programs offers fellowships to help increase knowledge in the fundamental sciences and to encourage research careers in the sciences by women.


Horizons Scholarships

Deadline: July 15, 2014

Women In Defense, a National Security Organization, established the Horizons Foundation to encourage women to pursue careers related to the national security interests of the United States and to provide development opportunities to women who are already working in national security fields. HORIZONS scholarships are awarded to candidates demonstrating significant leadership potential that can lead to contributions in the science, engineering, and business disciplines.


L'Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship

See l'Oréal website for deadlines

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in the STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations. More than 2,000 women scientists in over 100 countries have been recognized since the program began in 1998. Five US-based women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations will receive a fellowship grant up to $60,000 each for their postdoctoral research through the For Women in Science program.


Postdoctoral Fellowships and Jobs List at is a comprehensive resource for PhD and Master’s degree recipients. This is a link to their section on postdoctoral fellowships and jobs.


Radcliffe Institute Fellowships

See Radcliffe-Harvard website for deadlines

The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts, including mathematics. Stipends are funded up to $70,000 for one year with additional funds for project expenses.


Scholarships, Grants and Financial Aid Resources for Women Web Site

This is a website created in 2011 that lists general and field-specific scholarships and fellowships for women.


U.S. Office of Personnel Management Pathways for Students & Recents Graduates to Federal Careers

This is a new website sponsored by the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to provide information on internships and job opportunities for students and recent graduates offered by the federal government.


Career and Job Information

AWM Pamphlet “Careers That Count: Opportunities in the Mathematical Sciences”

This pamphlet put out by the Association for Women in Mathematics features 14 mathematicians with varied careers that use mathematics.


AMS-MAA-SIAM Mathematical Sciences Career Information for NonAcademic Employment

This Web site is provided by AMS and SIAM that has career profiles of mathematicians, most with PhDs, who are working in non-academic positions. The profiles include information about their work environment, the projects they work on, their career path and their decision to work outside academia. In December and January, Duncan Buell, Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses, will be featured on the Careers Bulletin Board and will participate in an open question and answer forum. Currently in the archives are profiles of other mathematicians at government labs, including Fern Hunt, Paul Boggs and Isabel Beichl at NIST, Mary Brewster at Battelle Pacific Northwest National Lab, Douglas Cooper at the Naval Research Lab, Tim Trucano at Sandia National Labs, David Lieberman at IDA, and Mark Stamp at NSA.


Careers in Mathematics at

This website summarizes the types of jobs that mathematicians hold and provides additional resources.


Interactive Tool for Finding a Job

This interactive tool can be found at the website. It is designed to help Ph.D.s find jobs in various sectors of the economy.


Federal Jobs Network

This is a list of U.S. Government Internships, Fellows, and Summer Jobs for Students sponsored by the Brookhaven Press LLC.


Purdue’s Website on Finding a Job in Mathematics

Professor Richard Penney at Purdue University has provides a wealth of information on this page.


USA Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates to Federal Careers

The Pathways offers information on Federal internships and jobs for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service.