The Society offers two fellowships each year to mathematicians who need support when their mathematical career is interrupted by family responsibilities, relocation of partner, or other similar circumstance.
These fellowships, named after Grace Chisholm Young, aim to provide some support, making possible some continuous mathematical activity, so enabling the fellow to be in a position to apply for posts when circumstances allow. The Fellowship will give an endorsement of the holder's status as a mathematician, so that the break in formal employment should not prevent them from resuming a career as a mathematician at a later stage.
Full details about the fellowships, and an application form, are available below.
Applications should be returned to GCY Fellowships, London Mathematical Society, De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London WC1B 4HS. Queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are considered at meetings of the Women in Mathematics Committee in late February and in late September or early October. Deadlines for receipt of applications for these meetings are 31 December and 15 July. Decisions will be communicated shortly after these meetings.
Grace Chisholm Young Fellowships are administered by the Women in Mathematics Committee of the London Mathematical Society. However, the committee wishes to make clear that it welcomes applications from both men and women.
There are currently 3 Grace Chisholm Young Fellows:
Dr Shabnam Beheshti, Queen Mary, University of London
Dr Ye Sle Cha, University of Oxford
Dr Cristina Sargent, Imperial College London
A case study from a former Fellow, Ornella Cominetti Allende, can be read here.
Getting back into research after a career break
The Wellcome Trust has published a guide on 'Getting back into research after a career break', which may be of interest and help to mathematicians returning to work after a career break.
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