Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, act as incubators to tackle problems ranging from health care and economics to data science and artificial intelligence. By engaging multiple research communities, the institutes enable the field of mathematics to respond quickly to national needs.
NSF is investing more than $118 million over five years for six awards to Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes. In addition to five renewal awards for existing institutes, one is brand new: the Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation at the University of Chicago. The new institute, in collaboration with Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will convene both leaders in the field and junior trainees for long-term programming such as workshops and residencies that help to shape the direction and progress of mathematical research in the United States.