African Diaspora Joint Mathematics
The African Diaspora Joint Mathematics Workshop (ADJOINT) is a yearlong program that provides opportunities for U.S. mathematicians – especially those from the African Diaspora – to form collaborations with distinguished African-American research leaders on topics at the forefront of mathematical and statistical research.
Beginning with an intensive two-week summer session at MSRI, participants work in small groups under the guidance of some of the nation’s foremost mathematicians and statisticians to expand their research portfolios into new areas. Throughout the following academic year, the program provides conference and travel support to increase opportunities for collaboration, maximize researcher visibility, and engender a sense of community among participants. The 2022 program takes place June 20 - July 1, 2022 in Berkeley, California.
ADJOINT enriches the mathematical and statistical sciences as a whole by providing a platform for African-American mathematicians to advance their research and careers and deepen their engagement with the broader research community.
Each summer, three to five research leaders will each propose a research topic to be studied during a two-week workshop.
During the workshop, each participant will:
- conduct research at MSRI within a group of four to five mathematicians under the direction of one of the research leaders
- participate in professional enhancement activities provided by the onsite ADJOINT Director
- receive funding for two weeks of lodging, meals and incidentals, and one round-trip travel to Berkeley, CA
After the two-week workshop, each participant will:
- have the opportunity to further their research project with the team members including the research leader
- have access to funding to attend conference(s) or to meet with other team members to pursue the research project, or to present results
- become part of a network of research and career mentors
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, possess a Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences, and be employed at a U.S. institution.
The guiding principle in selecting participants and establishing the groups is the creation of diverse teams whose members come from a variety of institutional types and career stages. The degree of potential positive impact on the careers of African-Americans in the mathematical sciences will be an important factor in the final decisions.