Promoting Diversity

With funding from the National Science Foundation, the Mathematical Sciences Institutes Diversity Initiative (MSIDI) is a collaboration among the mathematical sciences institutes to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in the mathematical sciences, including women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

To that end, we are excited to announce PRIMES (Partnerships for Research Innovation in the Mathematical Sciences), a new NSF funding opportunity to build formal partnerships with minority-serving institutions to boost their participation in institute programming. See the full solicitation here. Faculty and administrators at MSIs are encouraged to contact institute directors to discuss ideas for responding to this call for proposals.

Math Institutes Diversity Workshops and Conferences

Cultivating diversity and broadening participation of historically underrepresented groups in the mathematical sciences are national goals that are identified by the National Science Foundation as essential components of the innovation engine that drives the Nation’s economy. There is no “one size fits all” to increasing participation from underrepresented groups so the NSF Mathematical Science Research Institutes have come together to raise funds and sponsor the following conferences and workshops that aim to address representation.

Next Conferences
Blackwell-Tapia Conference
2024 organized by ICERM
November 15, 2024 - November 16, 2024
Modern Mathematics Workshop
2024 organized by IPAM
October 30, 2024 - October 31, 2024
Roots of Unity
June 10, 2024 - June 14, 2024
Latinx in the Mathematical Sciences Conference
2025 organized by IPAM
March 6, 2025 - March 8, 2025
Infinite Possibilities Conference
2025 organized by IMSI
April 10, 2025 - April 12, 2025
2025 organized by AIM
June 23, 2025 - June 27, 2025
Workshop on Mathematics and Racial Justice
2025 organized by SLMath
May 5, 2025 - May 9, 2025

Along with our Diversity Initiative, the Mathematical Sciences Institutes Diversity Committee is proud to work with organizations at the forefront of addressing underrepresentation in the mathematical sciences, such as the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and the National Association of Mathematicians (NAM). Every year the Committee awards prizes to winners of the AWM poster sessions and NAM new PhDs sessions.

Member Institutes

Diversity Committee Members
Leslie Hogben [email protected] AIM
Deirdre Haskell [email protected] Fields
Rafe Mazzeo [email protected] IAS/PCMI
Ulrica Wilson [email protected] ICERM
Kevin Corlette [email protected] IMSI
Christian Ratsch [email protected] IPAM
Hélène Barcelo [email protected] SLMath