Tensor Strengthening Underrepresented Minority Mathematics Achievement Grants – up to $6,000 – due Feb 12, annually

Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences – Awards vary – accepted on a rolling basis
January 3, 2022
Tensor Women and Mathematics Grants – up to $6,000 – due Feb 12, annually
January 3, 2022

Sponsored by Tensor Foundation, administered by the Mathematical Association of America

Eligibility:            Public, Private

Award(s):           Grants up to $6,000 are awarded.

Deadline(s):       Applications are due February 12, annually.

Focus:   Underserved Populations/At Risk

Grade Level(s):  9-12, Adult, Higher Ed, 6-8

Content Area(s):             Mathematics

Themes and Skills:          Critical Thinking, Information Literacy

State(s):              National

Description:       Tensor Strengthening Underrepresented Minority Mathematics Achievement (SUMMA) Grants support projects designed to encourage the pursuit and enjoyment of mathematics by students who are members of groups historically underrepresented in the field. Projects may be designed for middle school students, high school students, or college or university students.

Eligible projects must provide enrichment activities that involve students actively doing mathematics. Essential components of a project include activities that increase participants’ interest in and appreciation for mathematics, encourage students to continue mathematics studies in high school and college, better prepare them for those studies, and provide awareness of career opportunities in mathematics and mathematically intensive disciplines. Mentoring is encouraged, and undergraduate and graduate students may serve as role models and work directly with middle and high school students, under the tutelage of faculty from both the college or university and middle or high school.

Eligible applicants are college or university mathematics or science faculty integrally involved in a proposed project. If a project includes high school or middle school participants, there must be collaboration with high school or middle school mathematics faculty. Projects may replicate existing successful projects, adapt components of such projects, or be innovative. Funds may be used to supplement existing projects in order to increase the number of minority student participants. Project design should reflect effective strategies for increasing underrepresented minority achievement. A match is required. Complete applications must be submitted using the online system.

Contact:              Florence Fasanelli, Mathematical Association of America Tensor Program Outreach Director

Mathematical Association of America

1529 18th St. NW

Washington, DC 20036-1358

Phone: 800.331.1622

Email: ffasanelli@verizon.net (For questions)

Rosalie Dance, Mathematical Association of America Tensor-SUMMA Program Director

Email: radance@gmail.com

Website:             https://www.maa.org/programs-and-communities/outreach-initiatives/tensor-summa-grants