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Grants, Awards and Prizes


This section contains a list of grants, awards, and prizes. Click on the title to visit the home page of the event. Click on “More Info” to see a brief description below.

AAUW Fellowships and Grants

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Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize for Excellence in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Woman

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AMS Graduate Student Grants

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AMS-Simons Travel Grants

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The American Educational Research Association Grants Program

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AWM Mathematics Education Research Travel Grants

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AWM Mathematics Education Mentoring Travel Grants

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AWM Mathematics Mentoring Travel Grants

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AWM Mathematics Travel Grants

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MAA Grants for Tensor-Summa Program

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NSF Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)

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Pathways for Students & Recent Graduates to Federal Careers

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The Spirit of Ramanujan Award

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Women Achieving Through Community Hubs in the US: Request for Proposals for Prototype Projects

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Fellowships and Scholarships


This section contains a list of fellowships, scholarships and prizes. Click on the title to visit the home page of the fellowship, scholarship, or prize. Click on “More Info” to see a brief description below.

AAUW Fellowships and Grants

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American Mathematical Society Math in Moscow Scholarship

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Association for Women in Mathematics Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize

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Association for Women In Science Educational and
    Professional Development Awards

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Association for Women in Science Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award in Physics

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The BHW Academic Scholarship for Women in STEM

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Blindsgalore National Scholarship

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Clare Boothe Luce Program Undergraduate Scholarships & Research Awards

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Clare Boothe Luce Program Graduate Fellowships

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Entertainment Software Association Foundation Scholarship Program

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Fields Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships

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Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship for Women Pursuing Graduate Study in Statistics

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The Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Grants and Fellowships

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Horizons Scholarships

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Intel Corporation Scholarships

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L'Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship

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Postdoctoral Fellowships and Jobs List at www.phds.org

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Radcliffe Institute Fellowships

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Scholarships, Grants and Financial Aid Resources for Women Web Site

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SMART Scholarship for Service Program at the Department of Defense

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Society for Women Engineers Scholarships

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U.S. Office of Personnel Management Pathways for Students & Recent Graduates to Federal Careers

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Career and Job Information


This section contains a list of sources on career and job information. Click on the title to visit the home page of the information source. Click on “More Info” to see a brief description below.

AWM Pamphlet “Careers That Count: Opportunities in the Mathematical Sciences”

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AMS-MAA-SIAM Mathematical Sciences Career Information for Non-Academic Employment

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Careers in Mathematics at engineeringdegree.net

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Interactive Tool for Finding a Job at phds.org

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Federal Jobs Network

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Purdue’s Website on Finding a Job in Mathematics

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USA Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates to Federal Careers

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AAUW Fellowships and Grants

The American Association of University Women offers a variety of grants ands fellowships including American Fellowships, Career Developments Grants, Community Action Grants, Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowships, International Fellowships, and Selected Professions Fellowships.

Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize for Excellence in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Woman

Annual deadline: October 1st
The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) calls for nominations for the Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize to be awarded to an undergraduate woman for excellence in mathematics. All members of the mathematical community are invited to submit nominations for the Prize. The nominee may be at any level in her undergraduate career but must be an undergraduate when nominated. She must either be a U.S. citizen or have a school address in the United States. The Schafer Prize was established in 1990 by the Executive Committee of the AWM and is named for AWM former president and one of its founding members, Alice T. Schafer, who contributed a great deal to women in mathematics throughout her career.

The American Educational Research Association Grants Program

The AERA Grants Program invites proposals for quantitative education policy and practice research using large-scale, nationally- representative data sets such as those sponsored by NCES and NSF. Minority researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.

AMS Graduate Student Grants

The American Mathematical Society, with support from a private gift, accepts applications for partial support for two types of AMS meetings:
  • The Joint Mathematics Meetings
  • AMS Sectional Meetings
  • American Mathematical Society Math in Moscow Scholarship

    Annual deadlines: April 15 and September 15
    Undergraduate or graduate mathematics or computer science majors are eligible each semester for a $10,200 scholarship to cover some of the costs associated with attendance for one semester of study in the Math in Moscow program conducted jointly by the Independent University of Moscow (IUM), the Higher School of Economics (HSE) Faculty of Mathematics and the Moscow Center for Continuous Mathematical Education (MCCME). Funding for these scholarships is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and they are administered by the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Students must be either U.S. citizens or enrolled at a U.S. institution at the time they attend the Math in Moscow program in order to apply for the scholarship, due to NSF restrictions. Students must apply to both the Math in Moscow program and to the AMS Math in Moscow Scholarship program in order to be eligible for the scholarship. Deadlines for the Scholarship program are April 15 for the following fall semester and September 15 for the following spring semester.

    AMS-Simon Travel Grants

    Application period: February 1st - March 31st annually
    The American Mathematical Society is pleased to announce a new program, the AMS-Simons Travel Grants, with support provided by the Simons Foundation. Each grant provides an early-career mathematician with $2,000 per year for two years to be used for research-related travel. Applicants must be located in the United States (or be U.S. citizens employed outside the U.S.) and must have completed the PhD within the last four years. The department of the awardee will also receive a small amount of funding to help enhance its research environment. Applications should be made on the application site www.MathPrograms.org.

    AWM Mathematics Education Research Travel Grants

    Annual Deadlines: February 1st, May 1st, October 1st
    The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Mathematics Education Research Travel Grants provide full or partial support for travel and subsistence for:
  • mathematicians attending a research conference in mathematics education or related field;
  • researchers in mathematics education (or related field) attending a mathematics conference.
  • (Please note that mathematics education researchers attending mathematics education research conferences are not eligible for this grant.)

    AWM Mathematics Education Mentoring Travel Grants

    Annual Deadline: February 1st
    Women mathematicians who wish to collaborate with an educational researcher or to learn about educational research may use the mentoring grants to travel to collaborate with or be mentored by a mathematics education researcher. In order to be considered for one of the mentor travel grants, a mathematics applicant must hold a doctorate in mathematics. A mentor should hold a doctorate in mathematics education or in a related field such as psychology or curriculum and instruction. The applicant’s research must be in a field which is supported by the Division of Mathematical Sciences of the National Science Foundation.

    AWM Mathematics Mentoring Travel Grants

    Annual Deadline: February 1st
    The objective of the NSF-AWM Mathematics Mentoring Travel Grants is to help junior women to develop a long-term working and mentoring relationship with a senior mathematician. This relationship should help the junior mathematician to establish her research program and eventually receive tenure. Each grant funds travel, accommodations, and other required expenses for an untenured woman mathematician to travel to an institute or a department to do research with a specified individual for one month. The applicant’s and mentor’s research must be in a field which is supported by the Division of Mathematical Sciences of the National Science Foundation.

    AWM Mathematics Travel Grants

    Annual Deadlines: February 1st, May 1st, October 1st
    The objective of the NSF-AWM Mathematics Travel Grants Program is to enable women to attend research conferences in their fields, thereby providing a valuable opportunity to advance their research activities and their visibility in the research community.

    Association for Women in Mathematics Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize

    Application deadline: November 1st annually
    The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize of the AWM is awarded annually to a woman recently promoted to Associate Professor or an equivalent position in the mathematical sciences. The prize provides a fellowship for the awardee to spend a semester in the Mathematics Department of Cornell University without teaching obligations. Recently promoted associate professors face many challenges as they prepare to take on greater leadership in research and in the profession. The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize will honor outstanding women at this stage of their careers and enable them to focus on their research in the stimulating environment of the Cornell University Mathematics Department. The recipient may use the fellowship during a semester of her choosing during the current academic year. The award will be US $47,000, with an additional $3,000 housing/subsistence stipend. Acceptance and use of the fellowship cannot be deferred.

    Association for Women In Science Educational and Professional Development Awards

    The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) supports career development for women scientists through its Educational and Professional Development Awards Program (Awards Program). The Awards Program was substantially revised recently to focus on assisting early-career women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) with professional development.

    Association for Women In Science Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award in Physics

    Application deadline: February 15th (or the following Monday if the 15th falls on a weekend)
    The Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award is a new AWIS Educational Foundation program for college sophomores and juniors studying physics, including space physics and geophysics, or geoscience. The award in the amount of $1,000 will be given annually to an exceptionally well-rounded student who excels in her studies as well as outdoor activities, service, sports, music, or other non-academic pursuits or who has overcome significant obstacles.

    The BHW Academic Scholarship for Women in STEM

    Annual deadline: April 15th
    The BHW Academic Scholarship for Women in STEM is available to women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree and are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics during the 2017 school year. The amount of the scholarship is currently $3000. Applications are due each April 15th and the winner will be announced on May 1st.

    Blindsgalore National Scholarship

    Annual deadline: May 15th
    This scholarship through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund is available to female U.S. citizens who will be at least a freshman in college in August 2016. Other eligibility criteria include: attendance at an accrediting U.S. college or university that offers a baccalaureate degree in August 2016; maintenance of at least at 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale; completion of an essay though Blindsgalore; an invitation to apply for the scholarship.

    Clare Boothe Luce Program Undergraduate Scholarships & Research Awards

    The Clare Boothe Luce Program Undergraduate Scholarships cover educational expenses, enabling students to focus on their studies during the final two undergraduate years. The Undergraduate Research Awards support research projects with with faculty mentors,motivating and preparing recipients to apply for graduate study. Preference is given for support of women in the physical science and engineering fields in which women are the most underrepresented, e.g., physics, computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, etc. Institutions must receive and invitation and apply for the awards; they select recipients to receive the funds.

    Clare Boothe Luce Program Graduate Fellowships

    The Clare Boothe Luce Program Graduate Fellowships benefit recipients at the beginning of their graduate studies, when funds for independent research are rarely available. Institutions must apply for the awards and select recipients to receive the funds. Institutions must receive and invitation and apply for the awards; they select recipients to receive the funds.

    Entertainment Software Association Foundation Scholarship Program

    Applications due between February 1 and April 1 for the following academic year
    In 2007 the Entertainment Software Association Foundation established a scholarship program to assist women and minority students who are pursuing degrees leading to careers in Computer & Video Game Arts. In 2009 ESA extended this opportunity to graduating high school seniors and doubled the amount of awards granted from 15 to 30. The scholarships are offered for full-time undergraduate study at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the USA. Up to 30 scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded annually, 15 to graduating high school seniors and 15 to current college students.

    Fields Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships

    Applications are invited for the Fields Postdoctoral Fellowships, Jerrold E. Marsden Postdoctoral Fellowship, Fields-Ontario Fellowships, and the Fields-Perimeter Africa Postdoctoral Fellowship for the current academic year. The Fields Institute is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from women, members of First Nations or visible minorities, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the diversity of ideas.

    Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship for Women Pursuing Graduate Study in Statistics

    Annual deadline: February 23rd
    The Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship was established by The American Statistical Association in 1989 to encourage more women to enter statistically oriented professions. Application is limited to women who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada and who are admitted to full-time study in a graduate statistics program by July 1 of the award year. Women in or entering the early stages of graduate training (MS or PhD) are especially encouraged to apply. The award consists of a certificate and a $2,000 prize.

    The Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Grants and Fellowships

    Sigma Delta Epsilon/Graduate Women in Science National Fellowships Programs offers fellowships to help increase knowledge in the fundamental sciences and to encourage research careers in the sciences by women.

    Horizons Scholarships

    Annual Deadline: July 15th
    Women In Defense, a National Security Organization, established the Horizons Foundation to encourage women to pursue careers related to the national security interests of the United States and to provide development opportunities to women who are already working in national security fields. HORIZONS scholarships are awarded to candidates demonstrating significant leadership potential that can lead to contributions in the science, engineering, and business disciplines.

    Intel Corporation Scholarships

    Each year, the Intel Corporation hosts a talent search, which gives high school seniors the opportunity to compete for more than $1.25 million in scholarships. Only American high school seniors are eligible to apply for an Intel Talent Search Scholarship. Applicants must conduct an original research experiment in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and submit their work for the competition. Intel chooses 40 finalists out of the approximately 1,600 entries it receives each year. Each finalist is given an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. and the opportunity to meet with United States government officials and leading scientists. Prizes are awarded in three categories and range from $35,000 to $150,000.

    MAA Grants for Tensor-Summa Program

    Annual Deadline: February 12th
    The Tensor Foundation has provided funding for the MAA to award grants for programs designed to encourage the pursuit and enjoyment of mathematics among middle school students, high school students, and/or beginning college students from groups traditionally under-represented in the field of mathematics. College and university mathematical sciences faculty and their departments and institutions may submit proposals. They should collaborate with secondary and middle school mathematics faculty as appropriate depending on the focus of the project. Proposed programs may replicate existing successful programs, adapt components of such programs, or be innovative.

    NSF Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)

    Nomination deadline: June 17, 2016
    The NSF-PAESMEM Program seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts that enhance the participation of groups (i.e., women, minorities, and persons with disabilities) that are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The awardees serve as leaders in the national effort to develop fully the USA’s human resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

    L'Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship

    The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in the STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations. More than 2,000 women scientists in over 100 countries have been recognized since the program began in 1998. Five US-based women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations will receive a fellowship grant up to $60,000 each for their postdoctoral research through the For Women in Science program.

    Pathways for Students & Recent Graduates to Federal Careers

    This is a recently developed website sponsored by the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to (try to) provide information on the Internship Program, the Recent Graduates Program and the Presidential Management Fellows Program.

    Postdoctoral Fellowships and Jobs List at www.phds.org

    Phds.org is a comprehensive resource for PhD and Master’s degree recipients. This is a link to their section on postdoctoral fellowships and jobs.

    Radcliffe Institute Fellowships

    The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts, including mathematics. Stipends are funded up to $70,000 for one year with additional funds for project expenses.

    Scholarships, Grants and Financial Aid Resources for Women Web Site

    This is a website created in 2011 that lists general and field-specific scholarships and fellowships for women.

    SMART Scholarship for Service Program at the Department of Defense

    Annual deadline: December 1st
    The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. Scholarships range between $25,000 and $38,000.

    The Spirit of Ramanujan Award

    Application deadline: October 31st.
    The Spirit of Ramanujan Talent Initiative finds and fosters the mathematical talent of promising young students who lack traditional resources. The initiative is presented by Ken Ono, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics at Emory University; Expii, the open, personalized learning platform; and the Templeton World Charity Foundation, in conjunction with IFC Films and Pressman Film, producers of the motion picture The Man Who Knew Infinity. In the spirit of Ramanujan, up to 10 participants will be offered financial support to attend and participate in approved summer research in mathematics such as the REU in Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory at Emory University or programs suggested by successful applicants.

    Society for Women Engineers Scholarships

    SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States. In 2015, SWE disbursed approximately 220 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $660,000.

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management Pathways for Students & Recents Graduates to Federal Careers

    This is a new website sponsored by the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to provide information on internships and job opportunities for students and recent graduates offered by the federal government.

    Women Achieving Through Community Hubs in the US: Request for Proposals for Prototype Projects

    WATHC US is a nationwide design and development pilot focused on understanding programs that successfully broaden participation of women in the mathematical sciences. A research study was conducted during 2016-17 to better understand how enrichment programs work to recruit and retain women as they work toward obtaining advanced degrees in the mathematical sciences. We anticipate awarding 10-20 awards of size $2,000 - 5,000. At least 90% of the funding must be for participant support, with up to 10% of the total budget for materials. There are no indirect costs or support for the proposer. The awards will be made on a reimbursement basis and will run October 1, 2017—September 30, 2018.

    AWM Pamphlet “Careers That Count: Opportunities in the Mathematical Sciences”

    This pamphlet put out by the Association for Women in Mathematics features 14 mathematicians with varied careers that use mathematics.

    AMS-MAA-SIAM Mathematical Sciences Career Information for NonAcademic Employment

    This Web site is provided by AMS and SIAM that has career profiles of mathematicians, most with PhDs, who are working in non-academic positions. The profiles include information about their work environment, the projects they work on, their career path and their decision to work outside academia. In December and January, Duncan Buell, Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses, will be featured on the Careers Bulletin Board and will participate in an open question and answer forum. Currently in the archives are profiles of other mathematicians at government labs, including Fern Hunt, Paul Boggs and Isabel Beichl at NIST, Mary Brewster at Battelle Pacific Northwest National Lab, Douglas Cooper at the Naval Research Lab, Tim Trucano at Sandia National Labs, David Lieberman at IDA, and Mark Stamp at NSA.

    Careers in Mathematics at engineeringdegree.net

    This website summarizes the types of jobs that mathematicians hold and provides additional resources.

    Interactive Tool for Finding a Job at phds.org

    This interactive tool can be found at the phds.org website. It is designed to help Ph.D.s find jobs in various sectors of the economy.

    Federal Jobs Network

    This is a list of U.S. Government Internships, Fellows, and Summer Jobs for Students sponsored by the Brookhaven Press LLC.

    Purdue’s Website on Finding a Job in Mathematics

    Professor Richard Penney at Purdue University has provides a wealth of information on this page.

    USA Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates to Federal Careers

    The Pathways offers information on Federal internships and jobs for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service.

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    Quote for Today

    "Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about UNDERSTANDING."

    - William Paul Thurston

    About Our Project

    The Women in Math Project was created in 1997 by Marie A. Vitulli, a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oregon. She served on the Executive Committee of the AWM and was chosen as the 2014 Falconer Lecturer at MathFest. In 2017 she was awarded an AWM Service Award. She is the co-author (with Mary E. Flahive) of a pair of studies on first jobs for women PhDs in mathematics. This site provides comprehensive resources and information for and about women in math. The site was chosen as Site of the Day by New Scientist Planet Science and as one of the Digital Dozen sites by the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education. We hope you find these pages useful.

    In the News

    The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) was awarded a $750,000 NSF ADVANCE Grant entitled Career Advancement for Women through Research-Focused Networks to establish research networks for women by fostering research collaborations at conferences and AWM Workshops. The grant website is contains pages on the various Research Collaboration Networks that have been created or supported as well as information on past and upcoming conferences.