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.
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.
Along with our Diversity Initiative, the Mathematical Sciences Institutes Diversity Committee is proud to work with three organizations at the forefront of addressing underrepresentation in the mathematical sciences— the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), the National Association of Mathematicians (NAM) and the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Science.
The Committee awards prizes to winners of the AWM poster sessions and NAM new PhDs sessions. Each year the Field of Dreams Conference, a program of the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, includes research presentations from member institutes.
Member Institutes
Diversity Committee Members  

Leslie Hogben  hogben@aimath.org  AIM 
Deirdre Haskell

dhaskell@fields.utoronto.ca  Fields 
Rafe Mazzeo  rmazzeo@stanford.edu  IAS/PCMI 
Ulrica Wilson  ulrica_wilson@icerm.brown.edu  ICERM 
Daniel Spirn  spirn@umn.edu  IMA 
Christian Ratsch  cratsch@math.ucla.edu  IPAM 
Tony Nance  tony@mbi.osu.edu  MBI 
Hélène Barcelo  deputy.director@msri.org  MSRI 
Sudipta Dasmohapatra  sudipta@samsi.info  SAMSI 