APPLYING FOR GRANTS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Many junior faculty and faculty at small, isolated institutions are unaware of or uncertain about methods of obtaining external funding. We intend to take advantage of the fact that many of our regular workshop participants are successful grant applicants or have experience with awarding grants. We will discuss opportunities and procedures for Fulbright fellowships, Focused Research Group grants supported by the NSF, and other research grants, including funding for travel to work with a collaborator.
ENCOURAGING AND RETAINING WOMEN AND OTHER UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS
Historically this workshop has involved women as full participants on a long term basis. We would like to identify specific elements that help maintain the activity of these women in the research community. We will hear from workshop participants who have been retained and encouraged in our community. We will discuss successful and unsuccessful approaches to encouraging traditionally underrepresented groups in mathematics. We will also discuss the impact of advisors, mentors and peers on these groups.
We will then discuss ways in which our research community and others can work to support and encourage more women and minorities to pursue mathematics. We hope the discussion will result in a list of specific actions that members of the mathematics community can undertake to increase the retention of members of underrepresented groups.