PAESMEM (Application Deadline)
Jan 24 all-day

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) are excited to announce that nominations and applications for the 2020-2021 cycle are now being accepted!

PAESMEM, established by the White House in 1995, seeks to recognize individuals and organizations that have demonstrated excellence in mentoring those that are underrepresented in STEM education and the workforce. The PAESMEM program is administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

Each individual and organizational PAESMEM awardee receives a $10,000 award, a commemorative Presidential certificate, and joins a cadre of over 300 PAESMEM alumni. Awardees are also invited to an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., and to participate in meetings with STEM education, research, and policy leaders.

We’re reaching out to encourage you to nominate an exemplary mentor by completing the nomination form available on the PAESMEM website. All you will need is the mentor’s or organization’s name, email address, and contact information for their employer (if nominating an individual). If you’re a mentor yourself, we encourage you to begin an application online.

In addition, we hope that you will help us spread the word about PAESMEM by sharing information with your network. We have included sample social media posts below.

The nomination deadline is December 18, 2020, and the application deadline is January 24, 2021, so consider nominating a talented mentor or applying yourself on the PAESMEM website today!

Should you have any questions about the program or the nomination process, please contact or 855-723-6780.

The Karen EDGE Fellowship (Application Deadline)
Feb 1 all-day

The purpose of the Karen EDGE Fellowship Program is to support and enhance the research programs and collaborations of mid-career mathematicians who are underrepresented minorities.

Eligibility: Fellowships are available to mid-career mathematicians employed in full-time positions in the U.S. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a Ph.D. or equivalent who are underrepresented minorities. Mathematicians of any gender identity are eligible.

Funding: The award consists of $8,000 per year for three years including funds to support one trip per year to the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (travel only; the Institute will provide local expenses) to meet Karen and members of the community. Valid expenses include travel by the Fellow, the Fellow‘s graduate students, or the Fellow‘s collaborators for the purpose of advancing the proposed research project, scientific computing, supplies, books, and professional memberships. Teaching buyouts or salary supplements are not permitted.

The application is due  February 1, 2021, and  consists of the following:

  • Personal Statement (1 page)
  • Research Description (2 pages, not including references)
  • Curriculum vitae (2 pages)
  • Three-year plan for use of the Fellowship (1 page)
  • Budget Outline (1 page; include travel to Princeton, NJ)
  • Current and pending funding support
Mathematically Gifted & Black Honoree: Robert Berry
Feb 1 all-day
Mathematically Gifted & Black Honoree: Ashley Swain
Feb 2 all-day
Mathematically Gifted & Black Honoree: Dante Tawfeeq
Feb 3 all-day
Mathematically Gifted & Black Honoree: Annie Randall
Feb 4 all-day
MSRI-Application Deadline
Feb 15 all-day

The MSRI Undergraduate Program (MSRI-UP) is a comprehensive Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program aimed at identifying and supporting talented students from currently underrepresented backgrounds interested in careers in the mathematical sciences.

MSRI-UP seeks undergraduate students who are women or currently underrepresented minorities in the mathematical sciences, who have completed two years of university-level mathematics courses. and would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences.

This six-week summer program takes place at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, California. Eighteen student participants will learn about a modern mathematical topic and conduct collaborative research, working with a community of mentors and academic peers. Participants will leave with the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct and present collaborative research and apply for graduate studies and fellowships.

The 2021 research topic is Parking Functions: Choose Your Own Adventure. The Research Leader will be Dr. Pamela E. Harris (Williams College). The onsite Director will be Dr. Rebecca Garcia (Sam Houston State University).

Please help us to spread the word about this opportunity to your undergraduate contacts by sharing the following announcement (also available as a PDF).

BE@CSE21 Program
Mar 1 – Mar 5 all-day

BE@CSE21, held at the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 2021 Computational Science and Engineering (CSE21) conference and organized – for the fourth time – by SHI!   The Broader Engagement program seeks to catalyze a change in the CSE community and to create a more inclusive and diverse society through engagement with students from diverse backgrounds.

  • Where:            SIAM CSE21 Conference
    Fort Worth Convention Center (virtual options available)
  • When:              March 1-5 2021

We urge all undergraduate and graduate students at U.S. academic institutions with an interest in CSE to apply and experience this enriching scientific program that includes numerous interdisciplinary and  technical sessions, research presentations, discussions to Click the link below for an amazing teaser video and get excited about the upcoming conference!


EDGE Summer Session (Application deadline)
Mar 12 all-day

“The EDGE Summer Program is a four-week, residential session that takes place at a different university each year. Program participants attend daily lectures in subjects such as Algebra, Measure Theory, Numerical Linear Algebra, and Real Analysis. EDGE coursework is designed to prepare participants for graduate research and qualification exams, while also providing practical experience in a rigorous academic setting. Participants delve deeper into these subjects through collaborative daily problem sessions, with guidance from EDGE mentors, who are current graduate students and often EDGE alumnae.

Research presentations, colloquia, and community-building events fill out the program. Past EDGE participants attend the Annual Summer Symposium, a conference held during the Program, to present research and network with current participants, mentors, and facilitators. During the Difficult Dialogues sessions, participants examine equity and identity within the mathematics profession. The personal and professional network built during the Program serves as a support structure for the EDGE participant cohort throughout their graduate studies and beyond.”

Eligibility: Self-identified women who are applying to PhD programs in the mathematical sciences or just completed their first year in a PhD program in the mathematical sciences.

Application deadline: March 12, 2021

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Creating a Better Summer Experience: A DEI Workshop for REU Directors and Faculty Mentors
May 9 all-day

Research experiences for undergraduates have become ubiquitous in mathematics and participation in such programs is used as a tool to measure graduate school readiness by many graduate programs. Yet many programs have not addressed the needs of students who have been historically excluded from mathematics so that they may thrive in these summer programs. This workshop will provide the tools to assist with mentoring underrepresented and minoritized students in mathematics. We invite REU directors and faculty research mentors, preference will be given to faculty teams involved in summer 2021 summer research programs, to attend the sessions where we discuss building supportive communities of scholars, the science of mentoring, as well as a summary of lessons learned from NSF CORE grant on supporting students of color in the mathematical sciences.

Register by May 9th on