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The Karen EDGE Fellowship

The EDGE Foundation has received an extraordinary gift from Abel Prize winner, Karen Uhlenbeck. Her generous gift is being used to establish the Karen EDGE Fellowship Program to support and enhance the research programs and collaborations of mid-career mathematicians who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are members of a minority group that is underrepresented in the field of mathematics. Fellows will be chosen by a selection committee consisting of six mathematicians appointed by the EDGE Foundation Board.

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 members of a minority group that is underrepresented in the field of mathematics.

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. 

Reporting Requirements: An annual progress report and financial statement are expected annually within two months of the end of each academic year.

The application 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

Deadline: Applications should be submitted to and are due by February 1, 2020

Three awardees will be announced by May 1, 2020.

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