Mathematical Scientists & Educators

AWM Programs Membership

Programs for Recent PhDs

Scholarships, Grants, Fellowships

  • AWM Travel and Mentoring Grants
  • The Fields Institute’s Research Immersion Fellowship supports individuals with high potential to re-enter an active research career after a career interruption.
  • Resources for women in mathematics from the Canadian Mathematical Society include Canadian grants and fellowships.
  • The Naval Research Laboratory sponsors a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at a number of Naval R D centers and laboratories.
  • The National Research Council Research Associateship Programs offer postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.
  • L’Oréal’s For Women in Science Fellowships Program specifically recognizes women post-doctoral scientists for their contributions in STEM fields and for their commitment to serving as role models for younger generations.
  • The American Association of University Women has several types of fellowship and grants. American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce. Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low (including mathematics).

Courses, Workshops, Research Opportunities

  • The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, CA offers Connections for Women workshops. These two-day workshops provide an enhanced opportunity for female researchers to interact with other women with similar research interests.
  • Mathematics and statistics institutes around the United States and Canada run workshops and other events that focus on diversity.
  • Women in Number Theory runs periodic workshops for women in number theory.

Other Resources

      K–12 Education
      Undergraduate Education
      Courses on Women and Math, taught in mathematics departments

      ·      Jacqueline Dewar, Loyola Marymount University

      o   Women and Mathematics, fall 2004 

      o   See also for resources and materials for teaching an interdisciplinary course on women and mathematics developed with support from an MAA-Tensor Women and Mathematics grant to co-teach Women and Mathematics with Lily Khadjavi (spring 2008), Alissa Crans (fall 2010) and Anna Bargagliotti (fall 2012).

      ·      Sarah Greenwald, Appalachian State University

      o   Women and Minorities in Math, spring 2001 

      o   Women in Math, fall 1999 

      o   See also Incorporating the Mathematical Achievements of Women and MinorityMathematicians into Classrooms  in "From Calculus to Computers: Using the Last 200 Years of Mathematics History in the Classroom" (eds. Richard Jardine and Amy Shell-Gellasch), MAA Notes, Volume 68, 2005, pp. 183–200.

      ·      John Kellermeier, Tacoma Community College

      o   Mathematics, Gender, and Culture, taught at State University of New Yorkat Plattsburgh, spring 2002 

      ·      Emek Kose, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

      o   Women in Mathematics, spring 2013. For information about the course, see Kose, E.& Johnson, A. (2014, Jan/Feb). Linking “Women in Mathematics” and MiddleSchool Girls through Mentoring. AWM Newsletter, 44(1), 12–14.    

      Graduate Education


      Studies, Reports