Research Opportunities


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 Mathematical Association of America (MAA) website.



To access the list, Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs) Summer Programs, on the American Mathematics Society (AMS) website, go to


Nebraska Summer Research Program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln
The program offers students an excellent opportunity to hone research skills and to experience life as a graduate student. Students will enhance their academic resume, work closely with faculty and peers, and have fun with social and professional development activities, all while receiving numerous benefits. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education are especially encouraged to apply. Due to funding restrictions, participation is limited to U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents (those holding a green card.)

Information about programs are listed at

and include projects in Biochemistry, Plant Science/Pathology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Microbiology, Mechanical Engineering, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Optics and Laser Physics, Psychology, Redox Biology, Sociology, and Virology.

Their online application makes it easy for students to apply for up to three different research groups. Priority review of applications usually begins February 1 and all applications are usually due by March 1.

Go to for more information.


Santa Fe Institute's Research Experiences for Undergraduates​

The Santa Fe Institute provides an opportunity to be immersed in interdisciplinary research, work independently on your own project, attend high-level lectures, and discuss new concepts. You can make life-long friends and important research contacts. The program is supported by the National Science Foundation and Arizona State University.

For more information, visit


The National Science Foundation supports several Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) 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 runs a 10-week summer research program aimed at rising junior and senior undergraduate math majors. Students participating in the program work closely with faculty members and graduate students in a small group setting. 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. For information, visit


The National Science Foundation Mathematical Sciences Institutes have a few programs for undergraduates, though their main focus is at the graduate level and above. You can find more information at


There is also a lot of interesting information about mathematics on the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute website:


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



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

The University of Nebraska in Lincoln has been running a weekend conference in late January for female undergraduate Math majors. There are about 150 participants from all over North America;  it is an enlightening and enjoyable experience. To check for updated information, go to


The Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University jointly run an 11-day program for undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs. For information, go to