Summer Research and Graduate Funding



Hot Topics Workshop: Variable Precision in Mathematical and Scientific Computing

From its introduction in the 1980s, the IEEE-754 standard for floating-point arithmetic has ably served a wide range of scientists and engineers. However, recent developments have exhibited the need for a broader range of procession levels, and a varying level of precision within a single application.

We are now seeing a rapidly growing demand for reduced precision, a growing need fir nixed 32-64 bit precision.

This workshop will explore new mathematical and software frameworks to better understand and utilize such facilities.

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Program Dates: May 6-8, 2020

Topical Workshop: Competitive Equilibrium with Gross Substitutes, with Applications to Problems in Matching, Pricing, and Market Design.

It is the novel applications to online platforms and market design tools that led to the surge of interest in computation. While the problem of equilibrium computation is hard in general, a particular instance of the problem, namely the gross substitutes property, makes it analytically tractable and computable in practice.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on the frontier of the current knowledge I this topic, consolidate the theory, present state-of-the-art applications, and present the latest algorithms.

Program Dates: May 11-15, 2020

Topical Workshop: Lattice Point Distribution and Homogenous Dynamics

The aim of this workshop is to expose young researchers to these fields and provide them with the necessary background from dynamics, number theory, and geometry to allow them to appreciate some of the recent advancements, and prepare them to make new original contributions.

The workshop will include four mini-courses on the topics: 1) Dynamics and lattice point counting 2) Thermodynamic formalism 3) Diophantine approximation 4) Fine-scale statistics in number theory and dynamics.

The mini-courses will be aimed primarily at non-experts and will benefit graduate students and early career researchers in related areas, who are particularly encouraged to apply to participate in the workshop.

Program Dates: June 22-26, 2020

Topical Workshop: Circle Packings and Geometric Rigidity

 This workshop brings together two distinct streams of mathematics – on the one hand, the classical rigidity theory of bar-joint frameworks in combinatorics and discrete geometry, and on the other the theory of generalized circle packings that arose from the study of 3-manifolds in geometric topology. The main aim of the workshop is to develop a cross-fertilization of such ideas, with particular emphasis on cutting edge research, the workshop will be an opportunity for new collaborations to emerge.

Program Dates: July 6-10, 2020

Topical Workshop: MAA & TRIPODS Advanced Workshop in Data Science for Mathematical Sciences Faculty

The MAA & TRIPODS advanced workshop in Data Science for Mathematical Sciences Faculty is a 4-day hands-on workshop for mathematical sciences faculty who have had some exposure to and experience with data science but who are not themselves data science experts. The goal of the workshop is to bring together faculty from a range of institutions and expand the knowledge of the participants so that they are better armed to prepare students for the data science workforce.

Program Dates: July 20-24, 2020

Topical Workshop: Women in Algebraic Geometry

The Women in Algebraic Geometry Collaborative Research Workshop will bring together researchers in algebraic geometry to work in groups of 4-6, each led by one or two senior mathematicians. The goals of this program are: to advance the frontiers of modern algebraic geometry, including through explicit computations and experimentation, and to strengthen the community of women and non-binary mathematicians working in algebraic geometry. This workshop capitalizes on momentum from a series of recent events for women in algebraic geometry, starting in 015 with the IAS Program for Women in Mathematics on algebraic geometry.

Program Dates: July 27-31, 2020

Topical Workshop: Free Resolutions & Representation Theory

This workshop seeks to push such results to Cohen-Macaulay varieties of codimension 3 and Gorenstein varieties of codimension 4. These new methods allow one to create a ‘map’ of free resolution of a given format. The calculations that arise are very demanding and require new computational methods involving both commutative algebra and representation theory.

Program Dates: August 3-7, 2020

Topical Workshop: Symmetry, Randomness, and Computations in Real Algebraic Geometry

Real algebraic (and semi-algebraic) geometry studies subsets of R^n defined by a finite number of polynomial equalities and inequalities. Such sets occur ubiquitously in practice both inside and outside of mathematics. While being easy to define, semi-algebraic sets can be complicated topologically, which restricts the application of many algorithms. In recent years, there has been progress in proving much stronger results – both quantitative and algorithmic -- when the problem under consideration involves the invariance under some group action. In this workshop, we plan to focus on two situations where this phenomenon happens.

Program Dates: August 24-28, 2020

ICERM Workshop: Advances and Challenges in Computational Relativity

This kick-off workshop will seek to provide an overview of both the state-of-the-art and open challenges drawing from multiple themes (theory, analysis of the equations, computation, and data analysis) within the broad context of Einstein’s general relativity theory. The workshop will also feature a code bootcamp on the last day. The bootcamp participants will be given both an overview of the key pieces of software used in the field as well as practical instructions on installing and running example cases.

Program Dates: September 14-18, 2020

ICERM Workshop: Mathematical and Computational Approaches for Solving the Source-free Einstein Field Equations

This workshop will focus on theoretical and computational approaches to solving the vacuum Einstein field equations (the master equation of general relativity: a nonlinear, coupled, hyperbolic-elliptic PDE system) without matter field sources. A particular important special case is the simulation of two merging black holes, which will be emphasized throughout the workshop. Gravitational wave solutions will be another important aspect of this workshop, and special attention will be given to modeling techniques for the computation of these waves. The topics covered in this workshop will be relevant to both LIGO and LISA scientific efforts.

Program Dates: October 5-9, 2020

ICERM Workshop: Mathematical and Computational Approaches for the Einstein Field Equations with Matter Fields

This workshop will focus on theoretical and computational approaches to solving the Einstein field equations (the master equation of general relativity: a nonlinear, coupled, hyperbolic-elliptic PDE system) with (fluid) matter field sources, as typical of binary neutron stars and supernovae. Simulations of these systems are targets of interest to both LIGO and telescopes such as Hubble, Fermi, and CHANDRA. In this workshop, special attention will be given to the governing equations of relativistic (magneto- ) hydrodynamics and multi-scale, multi-physics modeling challenges.

Program Dates: October 26-30, 2020

ICERM Workshop: Statistical Methods for the Detection, Classification, and Inference of Relativistic Objects

This workshop will focus on data analysis strategies for comparing model predictions to data. Special attention will be placed on comparing solutions to the Einstein field equations (as in workshops 2 and 3) with data collected from gravitational-wave or telescopes. The workshop will include (but will not be limited to) coverage of topics involving reduced-order models, surrogate models, machine learning, UQ, and Bayesian techniques.

Program Dates: November 16-20, 2020


Elevating Mathematics Video Competition

The National Academies invites early career professionals and students who use mathematics in their work to submit short video “elevator speeches” describing how their work in mathematics is important and relevant to our everyday lives. This can be an unedited selfie video, an animation, or any other format. We just want to learn about why your work is important in 1-2 minutes.

The winning video will be announced and played during the Joint Mathematics Meetings 2020 in Denver, CO. The winning participant will receive the $1,000 Oden-Beder Prize and be featured on our website. You do not need to attend the conference to participate.

The deadline for video submissions is January 17, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. If you have any questions about the competition, please contact Michelle Schwalbe at The winner will be announced no later than January 20, 2020.

The Albert Leon Whiteman Memorial Mathematics Lectures 

Lecture #1: Sundials, old and contemporary

Since Antiquity, the shadow of a stick has been used to “tell the time”. There is an incredible number of different styles to sundials. In mathematics, the geometry of shadows is called “projective geometry”. The talk will feature some very old sundials as well as more modern ones that use fractal geometry. Lecture location: University of Southern California in the Gerontology Auditorium (GER 124) Lecture time: Monday, April 29, 2019, 4:00-5:00 pm.


Lecture #2: Singularities of planar analytic curves 

In the neighborhood of a singular point, a real analytic curve in the pane consists of a finite number of branches, each of these branches intersects a small circle around the singular point in two points. Therefore, the local topology is described by a chord diagram: an even number of points on a circle paired two by two, not all chord diagrams come from a singular point. The main purpose of this talk is to give a complete description of those < analytic > chord diagrams. On our way, we shall meet some interesting concepts from computer science, graph theory and operads. Lecture location: University of Southern California in Kaprielian Hall (KAP 414) Lecture time: Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 2:00-3:00 pm.

Director's Summer Program (DSP)

The DSP is the NSA’s premier outreach to the nation’s most outstanding undergraduate mathematics majors. Each summer we invite 25 students to collaborate with each other and with NSA Mathematicians on problems critical to the intelligence gathering and information assurance missions of the Agency. Applicants should have demonstrated a superior mathematical aptitude. A full year of abstract algebra and analysis is strongly recommended. Some computer experience, especially in C, C++, and mathematical software packages, is desirable. 

DSP participants work on a wide range of problems in mathematics, cryptology, and communications technology. These problems often involve applications of abstract algebra, geometry, number theory, probability, statistics, combinatorics, graph theory, algorithms, computer science, and analysis. At the beginning of the summer, students are presented with introductory lectures on modern cryptologic mathematics and with descriptions of the summer problem sets. Students choose one or two problems as the focus of their research and document their work in technical papers which are internally published at NSA. Applications must be received by October 15th each year. To initiate your application, visit

Cryptanalysis and Signals Analysis Summer Program (CASASP)

The CASASP gives undergraduate mathematicians and computer scientists a chance to contribute to mission-essential technical operations. CASASP’s mission is to transform collected data into a form analysts can readily consume for intelligence purposes by analyzing signals and protocols, and overcoming security measures. Each summer we invite 12 students to learn, use, and further our tradecraft while working on operational problems of national importance. 

The CASASP begins with introductory lectures on modern cryptography and briefings on current analysis requirements that form the basis for research throughout the summer. Problems involve applications of math, statistics, computer science, reverse engineering, and software development. CASASP participants work with data from many sources, analyze a wide range of technologies, and provide access to cutting- edge computing resources. Results are integrated into production systems to provide new capabilities. 

The CASASP is seeking students majoring in mathematics, computer science, or related engineering fields. Applicants should have a year of mathematics beyond calculus and some programming experience. Experience in C, C++, Java, Python, or some mathematical software package is desirable. Applications must be received by October 15th each year. To initiate your application, visit

Graduate Mathematics Program (GMP)

The GMP provides an opportunity for exceptional mathematics graduate students to work directly with NSA Mathematicians on mission-critical problems and experience the excitement of the NSA mathematics community. 

Applicants should have demonstrated superior mathematical aptitude and problem-solving skills. Evidence of successful work on an independent project in pure or applied mathematics or computer science is desirable. Applicants may be at any stage in their graduate careers and working, or intending to work, in any area of mathematics. Computer programming experience, especially C or C++, is desirable. 

GMP participants work together on problems involving mathematics, data analysis, cryptology, and communications technology. Students document their work in technical papers which are internally published at NSA. Applications must be received by October 15th each year. To initiate your application, visit

 NSA Summer Hiring Process

The Summer Internships are 12-week programs held at NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, MD from late May through mid-August. Students will receive annual, sick, and federal holiday leave and are paid a competitive salary based on education level. Subsidized housing is available. 

Due to the lengthy processing required, applications must be received by October 15th each year. To initiate your application, visit and click “Job Search/Apply”. Applicants must be enrolled as full time students when the application is submitted. 

In addition to applying online, the below items must be emailed to or sent via postal mail by October 15th to complete the application submittal process: 

  •   Resume or CV 

  •   Transcripts of college and university coursework, including community college (official or 
unofficial accepted) 

  •   Two letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with your technical work 

  •   List of courses which will be completed by the end of the academic year 

 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer.

The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the scholars with hands-on, practical experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation and the annual Science & Education Symposium, scientific conferences where students present their research, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

Hollings Alumni report that the experience influenced their academic and career paths, expanded their professional networks and improved their skills for working in NOAA mission fields. 100% of Hollings Scholars surveyed said that they would recommend this opportunity to other students.
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Topical Workshop: Arithmetic of Low-Dimensional Abelian Varieties 

In this workshop, we will explore a number of themes in the arithmetic of abelian varieties of low dimension, with a focus on computational aspects. Topics will include the study of torsion points, Galois representations, endomorphism rings, Sato-Tate distributions, Mumford-Tate groups, complex and p-adic analytic aspects, L-functions, rational points, and so on. We also seek to classify and tabulate these objects, in particular to understand explicitly the underlying moduli spaces (with specified polarization, endomorphism, and torsion structure), and to find examples of abelian varieties exhibiting special behaviors. Finally, we will pursue connections with related arenas, including the theory of modular forms, related algebraic varieties (eg. K3 surfaces) and special value of L-functions. Our goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers working in abelian varieties in a number of facets to establish collaborations, develop algorithms, and stimulate further research.

Program Dates: June 3-7, 2019

Topical Workshop: Mathematical Optimization of Systems Impacted by Rare, High-Impact Random Events

This workshop will explore optimization and stimulation approaches to designing, planning, and operating systems impacted by rare weather events such as severe storms or a polar vortex. Stochastic optimization is one approach for optimizing such systems, in which the uncertain incomes are modeled with random variables. Rare and high-impact events provide a challenge for stochastic optimization because (1) it is difficult to estimate the likelihood of rare events, (2) estimates of expected values with outcomes that have very low probability but high costs are inherently unstable, and (3) the actual distribution of random events is often unknown. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers with different perspectives on optimization under uncertainty to encourage the investigation of new models and solution approaches that address these and related challenges.

Program Dates: June 25-28, 2019

Topical Workshop: Perspectives on Dehn Srugery  

This workshop will function as a graduate summer school. At its core, the school will feature a sequence of mini-courses delivered by a cast of leading experts and distinguished expositors. The course will unveil Dehn surgery and this suite of techniques to the next generation of researchers in the area. The school will additionally feature guided problem sessions and special presentations on the role that computation plays in the field. While targeted at graduate students, the school welcomes applications from qualified future and former graduate students, as well. The main goal will be to enjoy a stimulating week of exploration around a fascinating and active area.

Program Dates: July 15-19, 2019

Topical Workshop: WiSDM: Women in Data Science and Mathematics 

WiSDM is a research collaboration workshop targeted towards women working in data science and mathematics. This program will bring together women at all stages of their careers, from graduate students to senior researchers, to collaborate on problems in data science. The specific focus will be on cutting-edge problems in network analysis for gene detection, group dynamics, graph clustering, novel statistic and topological learning algorithms, tensor product decompositions, reconciliation of assurance of anonymity and privacy with utility measures for data transfer and analytics, as well as efficient and accurate completion, inference and fusion methods for large data and correlations.  

Program Dates: July 29- August 2, 2019

Computing4Change, SC 19 

Computing4Change is a competition for students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds who want to work collaboratively to 1) learn to apply data analysis and computational thinking to a social challenge, 2) experience the latest tools and techniques for exploring data through visualization, 3) expand skills in team-based problem solving, 4) learn how to communicate ideas more effectively to the general public. The competition runs from November 16-20, 2019 in Denver, CO. Details and Application can be found at

Competition Dates: November 16-20, 2019




 Summer@ICERM: Undergraduate Research – Fast Learning Algorithms for Numerical Computation and Data Analysis

This is an 8-week program for a select group of 18-22 undergraduate students. The faculty advisers will present a variety of interdisciplinary research topics utilizing large-scale linear algebra, model reduction, randomized algorithms, and deep learning. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the theoretical underpinnings of these research topics in applied and computational mathematics and will help develop open-source software tools that accomplish data-driven scientific predictions. Throughout the eight-week program, students will work on assigned projects in groups of two to four, supervised by faculty advisors and aided by teaching assistants. Students will meet daily, give regular talks about their findings, attend mini-courses, guest talks, and professional development seminars, practice coding, version control, and Tex typesetting. Students will learn how to collaborate mathematically, and they will work closely in their teams to write up their research into a poster and/or paper by the end of the program.

Funding includes: $3,570 stipend, travel support within the U.S., Dormitory housing, meal plan, and fun events! Please note: Funding is limited for students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students must apply by February 14, 2020 via the link below. Students need a personal statement of interest pertaining to the program as well as two reference letters that will be submitted online via the references.


NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site: Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Research 4 Social Change

The CI Research for Social Change REU at TACC is actively engaging 10 undergraduate students each summer for nine-weeks in solving real-world problems of national relevance, teaching them to not only be critical thinkers, but to be creative and reflective as well. Students gain skills in advanced programming and problem solving and use the CI to conduct cutting-edge research in engineering, science, and computational medicine. Research projects emphasize advanced computing as a tool to power discoveries that will impact social change for future generations. The program runs from June 1 – August 2, 2019 at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center. (TACC). Details and Application:

Program DAtes: June 1- August 2, 2019

NCED REU on Sustainable Land and Water Resources 

The aim of the proposed REU on Sustainable Land and Water Resources is to introduce undergraduate students to the key elements of research on land and water resources that are essential to improving management practices, with a focus on Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and diverse interdisciplinary research teams. Students will work on one of three teams on projects that integrate Earth-surface dynamics, geology, hydrology and other disciplines.  Research teams are hosted on two Native American reservations and at the Univ. MN and projects are developed in collaboration with the tribes’ resource management divisions. The REU incorporates an interdisciplinary team-oriented approach that emphasizes quantitative and predictive methods, CBPR, indigenous research methods, and traditional ecological knowledge.

Projects take place on the main campus of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Northern Minnesota; and at Salish Kootenai College on the Flathead Reservation in Montana. Students in Civil Engineering, Earth Sciences, Hydrology, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, Sustainability, Mathematics, and related disciplines are invited to apply. 

The deadline to apply is March 8, 2019.  Visit for more information and application.

Program Dates: June 10- August 16, 2019

Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) 2019 Summer REU Program 

The CBBG 2019 Summer REU Programs immerses participants in technical research and exposes them to the graduate school experience, specifically within the scope of the CBBG: to develop sustainable biologically-controlled and biologically-inspired solutions in hazard mitigation, environmental protection and restoration, and subsurface exploration and excavation. The program runs for 10 weeks, from May 10 – July 30, 2019 in ASU/NMSU/Georgia Tech and from June 3 – August 9, 2019 in UC Davis. The program benefits include stipend, airfare, and on-campus housing. Send any questions to Dr. Jean Larson, the CBBG Education Director at

Program Dates: Georgia Tech (May 10 - July 30, 2019) | UC Davis (June 3 - August 9, 2019)

Research Experience for Undergraduates in Astronomy and Astrophysics 

This program allows students to work with researchers in the Astronomy Department and the Astrophysics group of the Physics Department. Research projects may include Neutrino astrophysics, observational stellar astronomy, observational Interstellar Medium, and extragalactic astronomy. The program runs for 40 hours per week for 10 weeks. Participants will receive $5000 plus food stipend, travel support to and from Madison, WI, apartment housing, and professional development workshops. For more information visit or contact

Program Dates: May 28- August 3, 2019 

Study Abroad 



Math 494 Cryptography & War – How Mathematicians Saved Democract 

This course, taught by Dr. Cameron Parker in London will cover the exciting field of creating and breaking ciphers, from its early wartime origins through its current everyday use in the internet age. Our focus will include number theory, group theory, probability, statistics, and information theory. We will take several excursions around the London area, focusing on World War II and the devastating effects it has on the city and its citizens. This will remind us that the problems we are working on are not just interesting abstract questions, but were solved by people under great stress at a time when their very way of life was being challenged. The course runs from July 17-August 17, 2019 and costs $5,070. Applications are due by February 20, 2019. Email the Study Abroad Coordinator, Brittany Williams at for more information.

Program Dates: July 17- August 17, 2019 

BSM – Budapest Semester in Mathematics 

Budapest Semester in Mathematics (BSM) is an academically rigorous program for motivated undergraduates who wish to study math in the beautiful city of Budapest. BSM classes are taught in English by eminent Hungarian professors. The program is devoted to problem-solving and student creativity. Courses such as “Combinatorics: and “Conjecture and Proof”, strongholds of Hungarian mathematics, are just two of the many classes offered each semester. Located on the river Duna (Danube), the city of Budapest offers opera, ballet, art museums, and much more. BSM students can travel and sightsee, enjoy a sporting event of simply get immersed in Hungarian culture. Apply online at

Program Specifics:

  • Qualified math students from colleges across the United States and Canada participate
  • Credits are transferable to North American colleges and universities
  • Classes are small, and students receive individualized instruction from the faculty
  • Special lectures by Hungarian mathematicians are offered throughout each semester
  • Students may choose to live in an apartment or a home close to campus
  • Tuition and other costs for the program are moderate

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester – April 1
  • Spring Semester – October 15
  • Summer Semester – March 1

Start Dates

  • Fall Semester – first week in September
  • Spring Semester – first week in February
  • Summer Semester – third week in June

Contact Information – Prof. Kristina Garrett, BSM North American Director; ; (507)-786-3114 

Career Development



Summer Internship Award 

The Summer Internship Award supports eligible undergraduate USD students participating in meaningful summer internships, undergraduate research, or career-related community service. This opportunity offers up to $3,000 to offset living, transportation, or other expenses associated with participating in a summer internship. Visit for more information. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2019.

Program Dates: May 2019- September 2019

San Diego Technology Torero Trek 

Torero Treks are opportunities for University of San Diego undergraduate students to engage in career exploration by visiting leading companies across the nation. The San Diego Technology Trek is on April 5th, 2019 from 8 am to 5:30 pm and the deadline to apply is March 10, 2019. We will be visiting Tandem Diabetes, which develops insulin pumps and other products; Intuit, a business and financial software company that develops financial, accounting, and tax preparation software; and Sony Electronics, a multinational corporation that produces gaming, entertainment, and financial services.

Program Dates: April 5, 2019

Pre-med summer Europe

This internship allows for pre-med and pre-health students to shadow physicians in Europe’s best hospitals. Visit for more information.

Program Dates: Summer 2019

SIAM: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics 

By becoming a member of SIAM, students and recent grads get travel award opportunities, free or discounted membership, career advancement, networking opportunities, research and information, and much more. This fellowship offers a variety of membership options with access to comprehensive resources and career-advancing opportunities. Membership is open to new fellows at any time.

Program Dates: N/A

Graduate Programs



The Jean D. Gibbons Graduate Program in Statistics – at Virginia Tech 

Program Information: Obtain your PhD or Master’s degree at Virginia Tech and obtain the skills necessary to turn Big Data into Knowledge!

Research Areas: Study advanced methods in: Predictive Analytics, Bayesian Modeling, Design, Spatio-Temporal Modeling, Network Modeling, Machine Learning, Nonlinear Modeling, Largescale Simulation, Interactive Visualization, High Performance Computing, and learn to analyze complex Big Data with applications in: Social Science, Political Science, Environmental Science, Cyber Security, Genomics, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Sports, Government, and Industry.

The Jean D. Gibbons Fellowship: A pioneer and trailblazer in statistics, Gibbons was the 2nd female awarded a PhD in statistics from Virginia Tech. Via her generous support, Gibbons fellows receive a Full Tuition Waiver and Generous Stipend to support their research while in the program. Outstanding applicants are provided with full consideration for this and other scholarship opportunities.

For more information and to apply online: Visit out website:

Or Contact Scotland Leman, Director of Graduate Program |  |  540-231-5630

Deadline for 2019-2020 Admissions: January 15, 2020

Math Ph.D. in Berlin 

The Berlin Mathematical School (BMS) is a joint graduate school of the mathematics departments of the three major Berlin universities: TU Berlin, FU Berlin, and HU Berlin. They offer a fast-track program that takes 4-5 years to move from Bachelor’s degree to PhD. This program consists of a wide range of courses, pure and applied mathematics, a course program in English, and mentoring programs. Additionally, there are available scholarships, funding for conferences and summer schools, and funding for students with children. Learn more at The deadline to apply is December 1.

Program Dates: April 2020 - July 2020 

 Medical College of Wisconsin Biostatistics Ph.D. Program  

The Biostatistics PhD program is designed for students with strong undergraduate preparation in mathematics and trains students in bio-statistical methodology theory and practice. Training is centered around the theoretical understanding of statistical principles, research in the development of applied methodology and collaborative research with biomedical scientists and clinicians. This program consists of 113 credits completed in 4-5 years. It also offers small class sizes, support from fellowships and research assistantships, which provide full tuition, health insurance, and stipends. Participants enjoy advantages of fifteen faculty with research specialties in diverse areas of statistics; research collaborations such as the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research, Marquette, Clinical Translational Science Institute, MCW-Cancer Center; and Career after Graduation in academic institutions, government and non-profit agencies, and pharmaceutical and consulting Companies. Apply online at  by January 15th. Learn more at

Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences                              

The Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences is an organized research unit based in the Department of Mathematics at USC. The purpose of CAMS is to foster research and graduate education in Mathematics in a broad sense and in an interdisciplinary mode. This academic conference features speakers from a diverse range of prestigious institutions from 3:30 - 4:30 pm on Mondays in KAP 414. Learn more at


M.S. in Applied Statistics and Analytics  

Azusa Pacific’s Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Analytics equips you for success in a rapidly-growing filed by providing a well-rounded education, preparing you for leadership in statistician or analyst roles. Designed to prepare you to be a competitive candidate for data analysis positions in a variety of fields and industries, this applied statistics master’s program provides a foundation in statistical methods and theory paired with abundant opportunities for applying those methods. Further, Azusa Pacific’s Christian perspective allows the unique opportunity to learn how faith and ethics inform data analysis and can impact decision-making for major corporations and agencies. The choice of two emphases – biostatistics or business analytics – allows you to customize your education experience with the advanced skills you need for your specific career goals. Students normally complete the program, which consists of 33 units, in 2 years. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2019. See for more information.

Program Dates: Please check the website

Ohio State University, Department of Mathematics – Doctoral Program                             

The Doctoral Program at the Department of Mathematics in Ohio State University features over eighty active graduate faculty to guide dissertation research in virtually every area of mathematics. Highlights of our program include an NSF Research Training Group grant in Pure and Applied Topology as well as the Mathematical Biosciences Institute. Further prominent areas include number theory, ergodic theory, algebraic and differential geometry, combinatorics, computational mathematics, math biology and a wide range of analysis-related subfields.

Prospective students can choose between the theoretical track and the applied track in their application to out PhD program. The tracks differ in their first- and second-year course requirements but later merge to provide the same research opportunities. Applicants for the theoretical track should have completed year-long sequences in real analysis and abstract algebra, and those for the applied track are expected to have had at least one-semester courses in real analysis, advanced linear algebra and computational science.

Our graduate program fosters and supports a highly active research environment in which students are introduced to cutting-edge research topics, routinely publish papers, forge collaborations, travel to conferences and organize their own research seminars. The majority of our recent PhD graduates are placed in competitive post-doctoral positions at strong research schools. Examples from past two years include Stanford, UCLA, ETH-Zurich, Brown, Michigan and Northwestern, as well as several other renowned state and international universities. Students interested in non-academic careers benefit from an industry-oriented lecture series and further professional training organized by our Erdos Institute as well as exposure to innovative teaching philosophies and technologies.

Our Math Grad Student Association, active student chapters of the AWM and SIAM, numerous working groups and a student colloquium support out collaborative student community through a wide range of academic and social activities. Beginning doctoral students may choose to have a faculty mentor assigned who will coach them through their transition into graduate school as needed following best practices of National Math Alliance.

All doctoral students in good standing are guaranteed support as Graduate Teaching Associates. Numerous funding opportunities without teaching duties include university fellowships awarded to incoming students, departmental semester-long fellowships for continuing students and research associateships from various external sources. In each semester, about 40% of PhD students are supported on Graduate Research Associateships or fellowships without teaching dues.

Contact Info:


            Phone: 619-292-6274

            Department of Mathematics

            Graduate Office

            102 Mathematics Building

            231 West 18th Avenue Columbus, OH 43210

Previous Math Research Opportunitues 


Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)

The Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program places students in any of the DOE national labs for either a 10-week summer or 16-week semester period. These are paid positions with travel and housing funded by the program. These are generally for STEM positions, though, as a SULI mentor, I encourage any field to apply. The student is able to choose up to three labs they would like to work at, so at this point I'm going to promote Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington state. We are the home of the DOE Office of Science Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory with research in all of the STEM fields with world-renowned scientists, engineers, and policy makers.


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University of Michigan: Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

SROP is a summer program designed to prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. The program was initiated to encourage talented undergraduate students to pursue graduate study at their member institutions.  For more information, visit Students may apply until February 10th

Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

The University of Michigan Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) offers outstanding undergraduates underrepresented in their field of study the opportunity to conduct intensive research across a variety of disciplines. The goal is to prepare students for advanced studies in a Ph.D. program atU-M. SROPallows undergraduates the opportunity to work on graduate level research projects with faculty. Students work with faculty mentors either on an individual basis or as part of a research team. Research teams may also include graduate students, research scientists, and otherSROPstudents.

Financial Support in Graduate School:

Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines. On this site you can search for Graduate programs, fellowships for Masters Students or Fellowships for Doctoral Candidates, and short term opportunities (travel funds, summer institutes, etc). -

NASA-Supported Internships, Fellowships and Scholarships:  

A large database of NASA related internships, fellowships, scholarships, NASA Pathways, and Recruitment Event information.

Tips on Applying and Associated Resources:

You can find helpful information regarding preparing applications, how to find programs and opportunities that are right for you, and the next steps toward graduate school.

Opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences:

The health of our oceans is key to the health and future habitability of our planet. Ocean scientists include physicists, chemists, geologists, biologists and mathematicians, who often work together in teams to solve the challenges posed by the complicated ocean environment. Here you can find helpful information regarding this field.      

Opportunities specifically in Engineering:

Helpful information regarding various programs from a wide spectrum of different institutions and fields of study.  This site makes it easy to sign up to try to receive funding and find a regional specialist near you.

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

A USD program that provides financial resources for students (and faculty) participating in summer research. For more information see the SURE website.

McNair Program

Research is at the heart of USD McNair Scholars. Participants are partnered with faculty mentors in their discipline and formulate a research plan. In summer, Scholars receive stipends to support their research projects. USD McNair further supports the publication and presentation of participants' results in journals and professional conferences. Please contact Ms. Diolinda Parsick at

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU Program)

A National Science Foundation (NSF) program that supports undergraduate research at one of several sites scattered throughout the country. Students travel to these NSF sponsored sites and participate in active research with a faculty mentor and a group of fellow students. This is a competitive program but the experience is invaluable. Please visit Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Programs, REU SITES: Mathematical Sciences and REU SITES: Computer and Information Science and Engineering for more information.



Provides opportunity for rising sophomore and junior students to engage in a first research experience in mathematics. Applications from rising seniors without prior research experience may also be considered. The VERUM program is looking for exceptional students who want a research experience that will help them to decide if graduate studies in the mathematical sciences should be part of their future plans. Being committed to graduate study is not a prerequisite for this program, but rather a desired outcome. First generation college students, minority students, and women are particularly encouraged to apply. The VERUM projects for this year will include the following:

  • Statistics​: Noise-Induced Stabilization of Hamiltonian Systems
  • Differential Equations:​ Mathematical Modeling in Ecology: White-nose Syndrome in North American Bats
  • Combinatorics/Discrete Mathematics:​ Set-Valued Young Tableaux and Lattice Paths
  • Graph Theory and Networks:​ Classification and Characterization of Networks

More details about the projects and the program, as well as application instructions and the 2017 VERUM poster/flyer, can be found at

Harvard: Summer Clinical and translational research program

PROGRAM: The summer clinical and translational research program (SCTRP) is a 10 week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich the pipeline of college students’ understanding of and interest in pursuing clinical and/or translational research, as well as to increase underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college student exposure to clinical/translational research: research that transforms scientific discoveries arising from laboratory, clinical, or population studies into clinical or population - based applications to improve health. In addition to a mentored clinical/translational research experience, SCTRP students participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty focusing on topics such as research methodology, health disparities, ethics, career paths, and the graduate school and medical school application process. Participants also have the opportunity to participate in offerings of other Harvard Medical school programs such as career development seminars and networking dinners.

APPLICATION AND MORE INFORMATION: Applicants must submit a completed application form, statement of purpose, short answer questions, resume/curriculum vitae, official transcript and two letters of recommendation. To receive an application, or for more information, please contact Danyelle Thorpe, Program Director, at 617.432.1892 or For more information visit:

Harvard: Visiting research internship program

PROGRAM: The visiting research internship program (VRIP) is an eight week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich medical students’ interest in research and health related careers in clinical/translational research: research that transforms scientific discoveries arising from laboratory, clinical, or populations studies into clinical or population-based applications to improve health. In addition to a mentored clinical/translational research experience, VRIP students participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty focusing on topics such as research methodology, health disparities, ethics, and career paths. VRIP students also have the opportunity to participate in offerings of other Harvard Medical school programs such as career development seminars and networking dinners.

APPLICATION AND MORE INFORMATION: Applicants must submit: a completed application form, statement of purpose, short answer questions, resume/curriculum vitae, official transcript, and two letters of recommendation. To receive an application, contact Danyelle Thorpe, Program Coordinator, at 617.432.1892 or email For more information visit