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Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a professional development program for new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences. It addresses all aspects of an academic career: improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, engaging in research and scholarship, finding exciting and interesting service opportunities, and participating in professional activities. It also provides the participants with a network of peers and mentors as they assume these responsibilities. Since 1994 there have been over 1500 Fellows, who have appeared in all capacities in the academic mathematical profession.

The success of Project NExT on the national level has prompted a number of MAA sections to organize their own local versions of this program. Since 1999 the Illinois Section has been one of those sections. Our program is known as Section NExT.

Each year up to nine Section NExT Fellows will be selected. Anyone within their first four years of teaching mathematics (after finishing a master's or doctoral degree) at any two or four-year college or university in Illinois is eligible, as well as any graduate students at universities in Illinois who are completing their PhD and will have a position in Illinois for the coming academic year.

Section NExT Fellows will have their annual meeting registration, pre-conference workshop registration, banquet fee, and Friday and Saturday lunches at the annual meeting paid for by the Section NExT for the year in which they are selected and the following year.

Application materials for Section NExT Fellows can be accessed via the links below.

Section NExT Application (MS Word)
Section NExT Application (PDF)