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Summer Research for Women in Mathematics

Description:

The purpose of the MSRI's program, Summer Research for Women in Mathematics, is to provide space and funds to groups of women mathematicians to work on a research project at MSRI. Research projects can arise from work initiated at a Women's Conference, or can be freestanding activities. The ultimate goal of this program is to support mathematical research by assisting women's efforts to maintain involvement in a research community and to have a positive impact on these researcher's careers.

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Eligibility:

  • Groups of two to six women with partial results on an established project may submit an application to the program
  • Each member of the group must have a Ph.D. in mathematics or advanced graduate standing
  • At least one team member must be US based
  • Each group may apply to be in residence at MSRI for a minimum of two weeks, though longer visits are possible
  • All members of the group must be in residence for the duration of the visit
  • Women may only apply as a member of one research group
  • The visits must take place between June 15, 2020 and August 7, 2020

Application Process:

Applications will be made through Math Programs beginning August 1. 2019 and require a Project Description, as well as additional information.

The Project Description should not exceed five pages, but must contain the following:

  • A brief history of the collaboration
  • The context, description, and goals of the research problems to be addressed
  • The partial results already obtained
  • Timeline for the project: describe how you plan to pursue this project before, during and after the residence at MSRI
  • Anticipated impact on the careers of each participant
  • If you have previously benefited from this program, include a section on prior results. i.e. publications, additional speaking opportunities, career advancement

In additional to the Project Description, the following information is required:

  • List of all women on the research team, including home institution, citizenship, year of PhD, and current position
  • Two page bio-sketch for each of the team members
  • Length of visit and preferred dates
  • List of Mathematics Subject Classification Codes (primary and secondary)
  • List of key words

The deadline for application will be November 1, 2019. Decisions will be announced by December 15, 2019.

Selection Process:

In choosing the groups, preference may be given to teams made up primarily of US citizens and Permanent Residents, teams in which members come from a variety of institutions, teams made up of members at various stages of their careers, and proposals related to core mathematics.

Funding:

The following support is provided:

  • Lodging in spacious and comfortable dorm apartments on the campus of UC Berkeley
  • All meals
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses
  • For participants with children, MSRI will provide funding that makes it possible for the member to fully take part in the program.This may be in the form of lodging and reimbursement of travel expenses for children who accompany the member to Berkeley, plus lodging and travel expenses for a caregiver. It may also take the form of reimbursement of additional expenses incurred if the children stay home, thus allowing the member to attend the program
  • Mathematicians who are spouses or partners of invited group members will be offered shared office space

For more information, please contact Christine Marshall, MSRI's Program Manager at coord@msri.org.

Support for this program is provided by the National Security Agency, Microsoft Research, the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, and IF/THEN, an initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies. MSRI has been supported from its origins by the National Science Foundation, now joined by over 100 Academic Sponsor departments, by a range of private foundations, and by generous and farsighted individuals.




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  1. 2020 Summer Research for Women in Mathematics (SWiM)

    The purpose of the MSRI's program, Summer Research for Women in Mathematics, is to provide space and funds to groups of women mathematicians to work on a research project at MSRI. Research projects can arise from work initiated at a Women's Conference, or can be freestanding activities.

    Created on Jun 20, 2019 12:29 PM PDT

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  1. Summer Research for Women in Mathematics 2019 Summer Research for Women in Mathematics (SWiM)

    The purpose of the MSRI's program, Summer Research for Women in Mathematics, is to provide space and funds to groups of women mathematicians to work on a research project at MSRI. Research projects can arise from work initiated at a Women's Conference, or can be freestanding activities.

    Created on Jan 30, 2019 11:17 AM PST