Date: January 6 - 9, 2016
Location: Seattle, WA 
Application deadline:  August 15, 2015

AWM Workshop and Poster Session

Topics: The Talks will focus on Algebraic Combinatorics and the Poster Session will be open to all fields

 The next AWM workshop to be held in conjunction with the annual 
Joint Mathematics Meetings will be in Seattle, WA January 6 - 9,  2016.

The AWM Workshop talks in Seattle in 2016 will focus on Algebraic Combinatorics.  Participants will be selected in advance of the workshop to present their work.  Recent PhDs will join senior women in a special session on Algebraic Combinatorics where they will give 20-minute talks. The graduate students will present posters.  Poster presenters will be chosen from all fields of mathematics.  Pending funding*, AWM will offer partial support for travel and hotel accommodations for the selected participants. The workshop will also include a reception 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.
Mentors: We also seek volunteers to act as mentors for workshop participants. 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 and a recent Ph.D. 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.

All applications should include:


• a title of the proposed poster or talk

• an abstract in the form required for AMS Special Session submissions for the Joint Mathematics Meetings

• a curriculum vitae

• one letter of recommendation from a faculty member or research mathematician who knows the

  applicant’s work - in particular, a graduate student should include a letter of recommendation from her

  thesis advisor.

Applications (including abstract submission via the Joint Mathematics Meetings website) must be completed electronically by  August 15, 2015.  

Graduate Student application link -

Recent PhD application link - 

Joint Mathematics Meetings Workshop Application Deadline:   August 15, 2015

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