DateJuly 9 - 13, 2018
Location: Portland, OR
Application deadline for graduate students: November 15, 2017

The AWM Workshops serve as follow-up workshops to Research Collaboration Conferences for Women (RCCW)s, featuring both junior and senior women speakers from one of the Research Networks supported by the AWM ADVANCE grant.  

When: The next AWM Workshop to be held in conjunction with the SIAM Annual Meeting will be in Portland, OR, 
July 9 - 13, 2018.

Format: The workshop will consist of two research minisymposia focused on Shape Analysis and Modeling organized by Cindy Grimm and Megan Owen, a Poster Session and an informational minisymposium directed at starting a career. Selected junior and senior women from the Research Collaboration Conference for Women (RCCW) WiSh 2 will be invited to give 20-minutes talks in the two research minisymposia. The speakers will be supported by the National Science Foundation AWM ADVANCE grant: Career Advancement for Women Through Research Focused Networks. The Poster Session will be open to all areas of research; graduate students working in areas related to shape analysis and modeling are especially encouraged to apply. The graduate students will be selected through an application process to present posters at the Workshop Poster Session run in conjunction with the SIAM Poster Session. Pending funding, AWM will offer partial support for travel and hotel accommodations for the selected graduate students. The workshop will include a luncheon and mentoring session where workshop participants will have the opportunity to meet with other women mathematicians at all stages of their careers. In particular graduate students working in areas related to shape analysis and modeling will have the opportunity to connect with the Women in Shape (WiSh) Research Network.

Poster Competition:  As part of the Workshop Poster Session there will be a 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.
Mentors: We also seek volunteers to act as mentors for workshop participants, in particular the graduate students. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the AWM office at 

Eligibility: To be eligible for selection and funding, a graduate student must have made substantial progress towards her thesis. Women with grants or other sources of support are welcome to apply. All non-US citizens must have a current US address.

All applications should include: a cover letter; a title and abstract of the proposed poster; research statement; curriculum vitae; one letter of recommendation from your thesis advisor. 

Application Materials Required:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement (maximum 2 pages)
  • Title and Abstract (abstract length is a maximum of 75 words)
  • Reference Letter (to be submitted by the reference writer via
Application Submission Link

Please submit all application materials electronically through  The submission link will be available 45 days prior to the deadline.

SIAM Workshop Application Deadline: 11:59 pm, Eastern time, November 15, 2017.