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Dolciani Award

Award to a USA or Canada Mathematician for
Outstanding Contributions to K-16 Math Education

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Mathematical Association of America (MAA)

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Award of $5,000 to a USA or Canada pure or applied mathematician to recognize outstanding contributions to the quality of education for K-16 students. Nominees must have a Ph.D. and published research in pure or applied mathematics, as well as a record of outstanding contributions to mathematics education.

Nominations should cite the candidate’s past or current contributions to math education, which may include, but is not limited to: 

  • Developing or assessing the K-16 mathematics curriculum, including publication of educational texts, instructional materials, or software.
  • Developing successful programs for improving teaching, teacher preparation, gender equity and diversity of students or faculty, undergraduate research, or mentoring in K-16 mathematics
  • Developing or promoting technology for K-16 educational use.
  • Drafting or disseminating major publications related to K-16 mathematics education.
  • Influencing legislation or policy related to K-16 mathematics education.
  • Developing or contributing to mathematics enrichment programs for K-12 students and teachers.
  • Raising the profile of K-16 mathematics education concerns, including equity and diversity, in the larger mathematics community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160652

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The award is $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

A nominee must:
-Have received a Ph.D in pure or applied mathematics
-Have a record of published research in pure or applied mathematics
-Have a record of distinguished contributions to K-16 mathematics education in the United States or Canada
-Have not received the MAA’s Gung & Hu Award within the last five years (effective January 2016).

Pre-Application Information:

Mary P. Dolciani Award Nomination Form Nominations are due to the MAA Secretary by October 1.

Nominees will automatically be held in consideration for three years.

The nomination packet will consist of nomination form (including nominator's letter), and up to two additional letters of recommendation.  


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email nominations to:

Mathematical Association of America
1529 Eighteenth St., NW
Washington, DC 20036

P: 202-387-5200
F: 202-265-2384

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