The Dolciani Visiting Mathematician Grant was established in 2012 to support a visiting mathematician at The Mathematical Association of America (MAA). The purpose of this grant is to provide mathematical science faculty an opportunity to serve at the offices of the MAA and to contribute to national initiatives that advance mathematics or mathematics education. It is awarded every other calendar year for one academic term in the amount of $25,000.
The first Dolciani Visiting Mathematician is James Tanton, who holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University and is the founding Director of St. Marks Institute of Mathematics. His plan is to implement initiatives that foster meaningful discussion and cross-pollination of ideas between the college and secondary mathematics teaching communities, and to promote rich mathematical experiences for students at both levels.