2022 Project NExT is Accepting Applications

Launch the NExT stage of your career


The first round of applications for the 2022 cohort of MAA Project NExT has a deadline of October 15, 2021. Applications can be found at projectnext.maa.org. New(ish) faculty who are already in full-time teaching positions are strongly encouraged to use this deadline. Decisions will be made by December 1, 2021. Those accepting positions during this academic year (to start Fall 2022) may use the second application deadline of April 15, 2022.


MAA Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a year-long professional development program for new or recent PhDs in the mathematical sciences. The program is designed to connect new faculty with expert teachers and leaders in the mathematics community and address the three main aspects of an academic career: teaching, research, and service. Sessions will be held virtually if necessary.

Recent program sessions have included:

  • getting your research and grant-writing off to a good start,
  • innovative teaching and assessment methods and why they work,
  • finding your niche in the profession,
  • attracting and retaining underrepresented students,
  • balancing teaching, research, and service demands,
  • starting an undergraduate research program, and
  • preparing for tenure.


MAA Project NExT Fellows join an active community of faculty who have become award-winning teachers, innovators on their campuses, active members of the MAA, and leaders in the profession.


MAA Project NExT welcomes applications from new and recent PhDs in postdoctoral, tenure-track, and visiting positions. We particularly encourage applicants from underrepresented groups, including women and minorities. Applications can be found at projectnext.maa.org.