The WAVE Fellows program provides support for undergraduate students, who are underrepresented in STEM and intent on pursuing a PhD., to conduct a 10-week summer research project under the mentorship of Caltech faculty. Research opportunities in biology, neuroscience, chemistry, chemical engineering, engineering and applied science, geology, environmental science, sustainability, astronomy, physics, nanotechnology, quantum sciences, humanities, social science, and more!
Applicants must be current sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors; have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2; be a US citizen, permanent resident, or have DACA status. Strong applicants are encouraged to have prior research experience.
Graduate school prep workshops
There are some exciting opportunities upcoming at Clemson University provided by a Research Training Group in Coding Theory, Cryptography, and Number Theory grant from the National Science Foundation.
*Graduate fellowships*: The grant will provide funding for students to attend graduate school at Clemson University that are interested in Coding Theory, Cryptography, and Number Theory.
If you have any questions about these programs, please do not hesitate to contact Jim Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fields Institute is committed to provide a supportive and rich environment for mathematics innovation and education. We promote collaboration between mathematicians and those working in other disciplines such as engineering, the physical and biological sciences, medicine, economics, finance, telecommunications and information systems.
The Fields Institute is a centre for mathematical research activity - a place where mathematicians from Canada and abroad, from academia, business, industry and financial institutions, can come together to carry out research and formulate problems of mutual interest. Our mission is to provide a supportive and stimulating environment for mathematics innovation and education.
The objective is to encourage collaborative research by offsetting mobility expenses of research visits and to facilitate and promote international academic visits between the participating sites.
For more information and applications, go to their Research and Training Opportunities website.
Institute for Computational and Experimental Research (ICERM)
ICERM is a National Science Foundation Mathematics Institute at Brown University in Providence, RI. Its mission is to broaden the relationship between mathematics and computation: specifically, to expand the use of computational and experimental methods in mathematics, to support theoretical advances related to computation, and address problems posed by the existence and use of the computer through mathematical tools, research and innovation. For more information, go to their website at icerm.brown.edu.
Each year ICERM runs the Summer@ICERM program, an undergraduate research program that spans eight weeks. Their program involves approximately 14-16 undergraduate students who work in groups of two or three, supervised by faculty advisors and aided by teaching assistants. Travel within the U.S. and lodging expenses are paid for, and every participant receives a $3,000 stipend. Proposals for undergraduate research programs are chosen competitively, and undergraduates need to apply to participate. You can get more information about proposing a program or to see their list of programs on their website.
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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.
You can access the list of Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs) Summer Programs on the American Mathematics Society (AMS) website.
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.
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).
The National Science Foundation Mathematical Sciences Institutes have a few programs for undergraduates, though their main focus is at the graduate level and above.
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.)
Programs 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.
A Barnard student gives an enthusiastic endorsement of the Carleton College summer Math program.
Programs for Women
There are several well established and very worthwhile programs for women. Your expenses may be paid from grants from NSF, NSA, etc. Here are two of the best:
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln presents a weekend conference for female undergraduate Math majors. The Conference is open to outstanding undergraduate women mathematicians at all stages of their careers. Students will have the opportunity to meet other women who share their interest in the mathematical sciences, and those who already have done research will be given an opportunity to present their results. To request updated information, contact:
Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics
UNL Department of Mathematics
203 Avery Hall
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0130