Grants and Sponsored Program Opportunities: Mathematics

This resource guide provides an overview of grants and sponsored program opportunities for mathematics educators and researchers. It aims to support the advancement of mathematics teaching and research by highlighting funding sources from NSF, NCTM, Toshiba, AWM, and the U.S. Department of Education. Whether seeking travel grants, research funding, or educational resources, this page is a comprehensive starting point for those looking to further their impact in mathematics.
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In the dynamic field of mathematics, securing funding is pivotal for advancing research, fostering innovation, and supporting educational initiatives. This resource page connects mathematics teacher educators and researchers with a curated list of organizations and resources that offer grants and sponsored program opportunities in mathematics. Through these opportunities, professionals in the field can find the necessary financial support to drive progress in teaching, learning, and research.

List of resources

  • Association of Women in Mathematics Travel Grants
    These grants are designed to increase the participation of women in mathematical conferences, addressing the challenge of underrepresentation. They offer support for travel and subsistence, facilitating women mathematicians’ attendance at key conferences within their specialties.
    Details on AWM Travel Grants
  • Dolciani Award Guidelines
    The Mary P. Dolciani Award honors mathematicians contributing significantly to K-16 mathematics education in the U.S. or Canada. The award recognizes those actively enhancing math education and includes a $5,000 prize.
    Learn about the Dolciani Award
  • National Science Foundation Mathematical Sciences (DMS)
    The NSF DMS division is instrumental in supporting research across mathematics and statistics, emphasizing the training and development of the next generation of mathematical scientists. It offers funding for research projects, conferences, workshops, and national mathematical sciences research institutes.
    Learn more about NSF DMS
  • NCTM’s Mathematical Education Trust
    Offering grants, scholarships, and awards, NCTM’s Trust provides financial assistance ranging from $1,500 to $24,000. These funds are aimed at enhancing the teaching and learning of mathematics, supporting both current educators and those aspiring to enter the field.
    Explore NCTM grants and scholarships
  • Simons Foundation
    Our grantmaking efforts focus on mathematical and physical sciences, life sciences, neuroscience, and autism research.
    Find more about the Simons grants
  • Toshiba America Foundation
    Committed to improving math and science education, the Toshiba America Foundation awards grants for teacher-designed projects for students in grades 6-12, and offers grants up to $1,000 for K-5 teachers. The application deadline is October 1st annually.
    Find out more about Toshiba grants
  • U.S. Department of Education Grant Listings
    The ED provides various types of grants, including discretionary grants awarded through a competitive process, student loans or grants for college attendance, and formula grants with allocations decided by Congress.
    US DOE Grant Information