MSRI: Apply for the Summer 2022 African Diaspora Joint Mathematics Workshop (ADJOINT) in Berkeley

The African Diaspora Joint Mathematics Workshop (ADJOINT) is a yearlong program that provides opportunities for U.S. mathematicians – especially those from the African Diaspora – to form collaborations with distinguished African-American research leaders on topics at the forefront of mathematical and statistical research.

Beginning with an intensive two-week summer session at MSRI, participants work in small groups under the guidance of some of the nation’s foremost mathematicians and statisticians to expand their research portfolios into new areas. Throughout the following academic year, the program provides conference and travel support to increase opportunities for collaboration, maximize researcher visibility, and engender a sense of community among participants.

ADJOINT enriches the mathematical and statistical sciences as a whole by providing a platform for African-American mathematicians to advance their research and careers and deepen their engagement with the broader research community.


  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, possess a Ph.D. in the mathematical or statistical sciences, and be employed at a U.S. institution.


During the workshop, each participant will:

  • Conduct research at MSRI within a group of four to five mathematical and statistical scientists under the direction of one of the research leaders (see research leaders and topics below);
  • Participate in professional enhancement activities provided by the onsite ADJOINT Director; and
  • Receive funding for two weeks of lodging, meals and incidentals, and one round-trip travel to Berkeley, CA.

After the two-week workshop, each participant will:

  • Have the opportunity to further their research project with the team members including the research leader;
  • Have access to funding to attend conference(s) or to meet with other team members to pursue the research project, or to present results; and
  • Become part of a network of research and career mentors.


  • Cover letter specifying which of the offered research projects you wish to be part of; if more than one please indicate your priorities (see website);
  • a CV;
  • a personal statement, no longer than one page, addressing how your participation will contribute to the goals of the program (e.g., why you are a good candidate for this workshop and what you hope to gain); and
  • a research statement, no longer than two pages, describing your current research interests, and relevant past research activities, and how they relate to the project(s) of greatest interest to you (e.g., what motivates your current interests and what is your relevant research background).


The guiding principle in selecting participants and establishing the groups is the creation of diverse teams whose members come from a variety of institutional types and career stages. The degree of potential positive impact on the careers of African-Americans in the mathematical and statistical sciences will be an important factor in the final decisions.


Dr. Rebecca Hubbard (Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania)
“Improving validity and fairness of EHR research for medically underserved populations” 
View project description

Dr. Trachette L. Jackson (University of Michigan)
“Mathematical Model of Targeted Cancer Therapeutics” 
View project description

Dr. Ronald E. Mickens (Clark Atlanta University)
“Introduction to and Application of Generalized Trigonometric Functions” 
View project description

Dr. Gaston M. N’Guerekata (Morgan State University)
“Fractional Calculus and Applications to Finance and Biology” 
View project description


  • Dr. Edray Goins (Lead), Pomona College
  • Dr. Caleb Ashley, Boston College (2022 Site Director)
  • Dr. Naiomi Cameron, Spelman College
  • Dr. Jacqueline Hughes-Oliver, North Carolina State University
  • Dr. Anisah Nu’Man, Spelman College


Applications are open now through MathPrograms.

Applications received by December 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. We expect to begin making offers for participation in mid-February 2022.

More information on how to apply →

For more information, please contact Christine Marshall, MSRI’s Program Manager at