Recognizing that professional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were felt most strongly by women, members of other marginalized genders, and members of minoritized racial and ethnic groups, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) has set aside a pool of funds to help revitalize professional activities of its membership. AWM will make awards in the amount of either $3000 or $7000 per person in support of individuals re-engaging in mathematical endeavors that were disrupted by the pandemic, including travel to visit collaborators, funding for childcare, cost of an off-site location to work free from distraction, fees for professional training, and more. The award will be in the form of a stipend to be paid directly to the awardee. The award period is from the date of initial award notification until September 15, 2024. Only one proposal per person will be considered.
Deadline: January 15, 2023
- AWM member on January 15, 2023 (https://awm-math.org/membership/)
- Active in a career in the mathematical sciences or related field (where a career is defined to begin in the first year of a PhD program) on March 1, 2020
Proposals will be accepted between December 1, 2022 and January 15, 2023 via mathprograms.org. You will be asked to provide:
- Personal details (Name, address, position, field, demographics, etc.)
- Budget level for project ($3000 or $7000)
- Explanation of how your mathematical career was disrupted by the pandemic
- Explanation of the proposed project
- Timeline for project and project activities, being as specific as possible
- Explanation for how this project will help address the pandemic disruption on your career
- Description of other funding available to you (e.g., external private or federal grants, departmental or institutional funding)
- CV (for AWM records only – will not be included in review material)
Proposals will be reviewed based on expressed need for financial support, degree of professional disruption from the pandemic, and potential for positive effect on career if funded. All reviews will be doubly anonymous both to increase fairness of the review and also to protect confidentiality of pandemic disruption. The reviewer assessment tool is available below. Note that your proposal will be compared with other proposals at the same budget level.
Successful proposals will require a letter of commitment at the start of the award period stating the agreed upon funded activities, the requirement for a final report, and committing to acknowledge AWM in any presentations, products, or other materials related to the project supported by this grant.
At the end of the funding period, all recipients will be required to submit a short report. The report will ask for a brief description of:
- Activities you completed as part of the grant
- Any presentations, products, or other materials supported by the grant
- Plans for future work
- Overall value of the grant to you and its impact on your professional life
Note that grant recipients who fail to submit a final report may not be eligible for future funding from AWM.
Fall 2022: Call for proposals
January 15, 2023: Deadline for proposal submission
April 15, 2023: Notification of awards
September 15, 2024: Project end date
March 15, 2025: Project report deadline