by Kareem Carr

A comment by Ellen Maycock of the AMS has brought to light some really good opportunities:

I wanted to let everyone know about some great funding opportunities that are coming up this summer and fall.

** The Mathematics Research Communities program of the AMS will accept applications until the end of the day on Tuesday, March 8 (extended from March 1). Check out the program for 2011 here: http://www.ams.org/programs/research-communities/mrc-11. This program is designed to help early career mathematicians get started on their research careers. If you are an advanced graduate student working in one of the designated areas for 2011, I encourage you to apply right away.

** The deadline for the AMS-Simons Travel Grants is March 31, 2011. If you receive your PhD between the time period April 1, 2007 – July 1, 2011, you are eligible for this round of travel grants. Check out this program at: http://www.ams.org/programs/travel-grants/AMS-SimonsTG. The AMS has received funding from the Simons Foundation for three rounds of these grants–so if you won’t finish this year, keep this program in mind for the future.

** Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the AMS will be offering travel grants to graduate students for the fall 2011 AMS Sectional Meetings. This is in addition to the travel grants the AMS already offers for graduate students to attend the Joint Mathematics Meetings. Additional information is available at http://www.ams.org/programs/travel-grants/grad-students/emp-student-JMM. The deadline for applications for this program is April 15, 2011.

Best wishes,

Ellen Maycock

Associate Executive Director

American Mathematical Society