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
Modern Mathematics Workshop
October 25, 2023 - October 26, 2023
Infinite Possibilities Conference
2024 organized by IMSI
April 18, 2024 - April 20, 2024
Blackwell-Tapia Conference
2024 organized by ICERM
November 15, 2024 - November 16, 2024
Latinx in the Mathematical Sciences Conference
2025 organized by IPAM

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 AIM
Deirdre Haskell Fields
Rafe Mazzeo IAS/PCMI
Ulrica Wilson ICERM
Daniel Spirn IMA
Douglas Simpson IMSI
Christian Ratsch IPAM
Tony Nance MBI
Hélène Barcelo MSRI