The Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI), another privately funded organization, aims to stimulate and disseminate mathematics research. CMI supports individual research mathematicians at various stages in their careers and organizes conferences, workshops, and an annual summer school.3

Finally, the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) is partially funded by private funds from the Fry Foundation, with additional funding from NSF. The goal of AIM is to expand the frontiers of mathematical knowledge through focused research projects, sponsored conferences, and the development of an online mathematics library.4


National Science Foundation

The NSF is the primary federal funder of mathematical sciences research and the only one that provides significant extramural support for core fields. The focal point in NSF for the mathematical sciences is the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS), which supports the following programs:

•   Algebra and Number Theory,

•   Analysis,

•   Applied Mathematics,

•   Combinatorials,

•   Computational Mathematics,

•   Foundations,

•   Geometric Analysis,

•   Mathematical Biology,

•   Probability and Statistics, and

•   Topology.


3 The Clay Mathematics Institute, “About the Clay Mathematics Institute.” Available at Accessed August 18, 2011.

4 American Institute of Mathematics, “About AIM.” Available at Accessed August 18, 2011.

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