Research Opportunities

Aspects of Algebraic Geometry

May 11-22, 2015

A Program of the Institute For Advanced Study and Princeton University

This intensive mentoring program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral women in mathematics. It will take place on the campus of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., and will include lectures, seminars and panel discussions on a wide range of topics of interest to women mathematicians. Prerequisite for this year's program is undergraduate knowledge in abstract algebra and topology.

Application and information:

Application Deadline: February 20, 2015


The Barnard Math department can help with funding for students who would like to further their research and for students who would like to attend a conference or workshop. Interested students should contact Prof. Dave Bayer, <> (Chair, Barnard Math Dept.).

The American Mathematics Society (AMS) website lists many different opportunities for undergraduates interested in mathematics. This is a good place to begin finding out about career opportunities, study abroad possibilities, summer programs and internships, graduate study and so on.

See also the MAA website.


Santa Fe Institute's Research Experiences for Undergraduates.  Application period: December 2, 2014-February 7, 2015. For more information visit

There are many excellent summer research programs.  The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports several REUs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) with different emphases; some on math biology, some just for women, some for sophomores, some for more advanced students...  You are paid for participating (enough to cover expenses).
For information visit:

There are also summer research programs run under different auspices. For example the Columbia Mathematics department has one: for information visit

The Institute for Advanced Study and the Park City Mathematics Institute jointly sponsor a yearly summer meeting in Park City Utah with an undergraduate component.

The NSF sponsored institutes have a few programs for undergraduates, though their main focus is at the graduate level and above.
You can find them by searching their joint web site:

There is also a lot of interesting information about mathematics on the MSRI website:

A current Barnard student gives an enthusiastic endorsement of the Carleton College summer Math program.

Also, it is worth checking out the wide ranging Nebraska summer program in applied math and science.


There are several well established and very worthwhile programs for women. Again, your expenses are paid (from grants from NSF, NSA and so on).  Here are two of the best.

1.  The University of Nebraska in Lincoln has been running a weekend conference in lat January for female undergraduate Math majors. There are about 150 participants from all over North America;  it is an enlightening and enjoyable experience.

Visit: for information on the Jan 2013 meeting.

2.  The Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University jointly run a 10 day program (next in May 13-24, 2013) for undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs. Subject: combinatorics and graph theory. Visit: