Held annually at the SIAM Annual Meeting in July
Application deadline:  November 1 annually    Extended to November 15, 2015

AWM Workshop and Poster Session

SIAM 2016
Boston, MA,  July 11 - 15, 2016

Deadline for Applications is November 1, 2015

 Topic: The talks will focus on Dynamical Systems with Applications to Biology and Medicine and the Poster Session will be open to all fields


When: The next AWM Workshop to be held in conjunction with the SIAM Annual Meeting will be in Boston, MA, July 11 - 15, 2016.

Format: The AWM Workshop talks will focus on Dynamical Systems with Applications to Biology and MedicineParticipants will be selected in advance of the workshop to present their work.  Recent PhDs will join senior women in two minisymposia on Dynamical Systems with Applications to Biology and Medicine, where they will give 20-minute talks.  Graduate students will present posters.  Poster presenters will be chosen from all areas of research.  All mathematicians (female and male) are invited to attend the workshop program.  Pending funding*, AWM will offer partial support for travel and hotel accommodations for the selected participants.  The workshop will also include an informational minisymposium directed at starting a career and a luncheon.  Workshop participants will have the opportunity to meet with other women mathematicians at all stages of their careers.

Poster Competition:  As part of the Workshop Poster Session there will be Poster Competition. A team of judges will select the top poster. The winner will be offered a prize of a visit to a North American Mathematical Sciences Institute event with basic expenses paid. The prize visit will  normally occur within a year of the date of the poster competition unless there are unusual circumstances.  The Mathematical Sciences Institutes with the help of Dr. Leslie Hogben, AIM, and Dr. Ulrica Wilson, ICERM, Co-Chairs of the Mathematical Sciences Institute Diversity Committee will work with the recipient of the top poster award to find the best opportunity available for that poster presenter.


Eligibility: To be eligible for selection and funding, a graduate student must have made substantial progress towards her thesis and a recent PhD must have received her Ph.D. within approximately the last five years, whether or not she currently holds a postdoctoral or other academic position. Women with grants or other sources of support are welcome to apply.  All non-US citizens must have a current US address.


Mentors: We also seek volunteers to serve as mentors for workshop participants. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the AWM office at

All applications should include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement (maximum 2 pages)
  • Title and Abstract (abstract length is a maximum of 75 words)
  • Up to Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers via

Application Submission Links

Please submit all application materials electronically through at

SIAM Workshop Application Deadline: 11:59 pm, Eastern time, November 1, 2015  Extended to November 15, 2015

*The recent PhDs will be supported by a National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant: Career Advancement for Women Through Research Focused Networks