Date: January 16 - 19, 2019
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Application deadline for graduate students:  August 15, 2018

The AWM Workshops serve as follow-up workshop 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.  Associated with the workshops are Poster Session for Graduate Student

When: The next AWM workshop to be held in conjunction with the annual Joint Mathematics Meetings will be in Baltimore, MD January 16 - 19,  2019.

The workshop will consist of a Special Session focused on Computational Topology organized by Yusu Wang and Radmila Sazdanovic, and a Poster Session for graduate students. Selected junior and senior women from the Research Collaboration Conferences for Women (RCCW) WinCompTop, which was held at IMA in August 2016, will be invited to give 20-minute talks in the Special Session on Computational Topology. 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 Computational Topology are especially encouraged to apply. The graduate students will be selected through an application process to present posters at the Workshop Reception and Poster Session. With funding from NSF, AWM will offer partial support for travel and hotel accommodations for the selected graduate students. The workshop will include a reception, luncheon and a 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 in Computational Topology will have the opportunity to connect with the Women in Computational Topology (WinCompTop) Research Network.

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.

All mathematicians (female and male) are invited to attend the talks and poster presentations. Departments are urged to help graduate students and junior faculty who are not selected for the workshop to obtain institutional support to attend the presentations.
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 by September 15, 2018.  
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 title of the proposed poster

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

• a curriculum vitae

• one letter of recommendation from her thesis advisor

The application system will open on beginning July 1, 2018.

Applications (including abstract submission via the Joint Mathematics Meetings website) must be completed electronically by  August 15, 2018.