Math Research

Women in Mathematics

Carleton College Summer Mathematics Program for Women

An NSF-funded program to encourage and support women in their study of mathematics.

Women and Mathematics, IAS School of Mathematics

Since 1994 with the support of the National Science Foundation, the Institute, together with Princeton University, has hosted an intensive 11-day mentoring program for undergraduate and graduate women in mathematics.

The program brings together research mathematicians with undergraduate and graduate students on the campus of the Institute for Advanced Study and is designed to address issues of gender imbalance in mathematics. Activities include lectures and seminars on a focused mathematical topic, mentoring, discussions on peer relations, an introduction to career opportunities and a women in sciences seminar.

Summer Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (SUMSRI)

A program hosted by the Department of Mathematics at Miami University. We seek talented undergraduate students in the mathematical sciences who are interested in pursuing advanced degrees. Because of the shortage of minorities and women mathematical scientists, we are especially interested in, but not limited to, African Americans and other underrepresented minorities and women.

George Washington University Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM)

A five-week intensive program for mathematically- talented undergraduate women who are completing their junior year and may be contemplating graduate study in the mathematical sciences. Goals of this program are to communicate an enthusiasm for mathematics, to develop research skills, to cultivate mathematical self-confidence and independence, and to promote success in graduate school.

Women in Shape (WiSh): Modeling Boundaries of Objects in 2- and 3-Dimensions (in cooperation with AWM)

This workshop is designed to strengthen the shape modeling community by bringing together women researchers at various stages in their careers (from graduate student to senior researcher) to foster research collaboration and mentorship. We welcome applications from women with active research programs from smaller teaching schools as well as from research-oriented institutions.

Pure Math Opportunities

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics (BSM)

An academic program held in Budapest, Hungary for American and Canadian undergraduates. All courses are taught in English.

Applied Math Opportunities

Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) 2013

The Research in Industrial Projects (RIPS) Program provides an opportunity for high-achieving undergraduate students to work in teams on a real-world research project proposed by a sponsor from industry or the public sector. Each RIPS team is comprised of four students, an academic mentor, and an industrial sponsor. The research problem is developed by the industrial sponsor in consultation with IPAM; it is always a real problem of serious interest to the sponsor and that offers a stimulating challenge to students. Most of these projects involve both analytic and computational work. The students, with direction from their academic mentor and industrial sponsor, will learn about the problem, master the latest analytical and computational approaches and techniques to solve it, and develop report-writing and public-speaking skills to be able to make professional presentations about the progress and results of their work to a scientific audience. Industry mentors provide regular contact between the team and the sponsor, monitoring and helping to guide student work. Ultimately, RIPS provides valuable real-world technical and managerial experience for students as well as valuable R&D for sponsors.

Mathematical Biology & Bioengineering

HST and i2b2 Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics (BIG)

Introduces participants to the intersection of quantitative and biomedical sciences, providing them with broad knowledge of clinical relevancy as well as specific skills in the information science of genomics. BIG brings together nationally recognized leaders from the basic biological sciences, computer science, genomics, bioinformatics and epidemiology. Undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in bioinformatics and genomics are eligible to apply to the nine week Summer Institute in Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics.

HST-Wellman Summer Institute for Biomedical Optics

Provides undergraduate student participants with research experience in the field of biomedical optics. The program objective is to inspire talented students to pursue advanced research, education, and careers in science and engineering. Faculty mentors offer interdisciplinary cutting-edge research projects in diverse, yet cohesive, themes in biomedical optics.

Arizona State University Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute Summer Program

This intensive eight-week summer research experience for undergraduates in Tempe, Arizona prepares promising young scientists interested in working at the interface of mathematics, statistics and the natural and social sciences for the rigors of graduate studies. MTBI is a research experience for undergraduates (REU); it is not an internship, nor will students earn college credit for participation.

Counselor Positions for High School Programs

Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)

We expect to hire a total of 18 counselors. Each counselor will grade the daily homework in Number Theory for three or four students. More importantly, counselors will be available to help students through informal discussions as questions arise. We rely on counselors to create an intense atmosphere of interaction crossing many levels of mathematical experience. Consistent with this goal, counselors and participants will be housed together on campus. Counselors receive room and board plus a six-week salary of $2,800.

General Science Research

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), National Science Foundation (NSF)

Supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects.
REU Sites: Mathematical Sciences
NSF Divison of Mathematical Sciences (DMS)

Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRA)

Support Brown students collaborating with Brown faculty on research and teaching projects during the summer or the academic year. Named for the dean who launched the program in the 1980s, UTRAs provide students with valuable academic experience that prepares them for graduate study and that contributes directly to course development at Brown.

Research at Brown (RAB) Grants

Grants support student-initiated research projects in the sciences, the humanities, and the fine arts. The Program supports student research and travel to present papers at conferences. Students may submit proposals for up to $500 of funding at any time. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) Summer Student Fellowship Program

Awarded to undergraduate students who will have completed their junior year at colleges or universities by the start of the fellowship period. Preference is given to students studying in any of the fields of science or engineering including but not limited to the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, oceanography, and marine policy. Students must have at least a tentative interest in the ocean sciences, oceanographic engineering, mathematics, or marine policy. Through the Summer Student Fellowship program, WHOI's aim is to provide promising students with a meaningful first-hand introduction to research in oceanography, oceanographic engineering, or marine policy. Persons from under represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Other Lists

Stanford University Mathematical Organization (SUMO) - Mathematical Opportunities