There are many research opportunities for undergraduates, most of them funded by the NSF (National Science Foundation). Many of these opportunities have deadlines that have already passed, but there are many that you can still apply for. Here are some links with lists of these opportunities:
https://mathalliance.org/math-alliance-partners/affiliates/ https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.jsp?unitid=5044 http://www.ams.org/programs/students/emp-reu
In addition, we have received some announcements for some opportunities at other places. I'm including them here, but these are by no means the only opportunities available.
The MSRI Undergraduate Program (MSRI-UP) is a comprehensive summer program designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of university-level mathematics courses and would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences. Due to funding restrictions, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students are also eligible thanks to generous funding by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The program cannot accept foreign students regardless of funding.
This summer, the electronic Computational Homotopy Theory (eCHT) research community is organizing a fully virtual REU. Research will focus on homotopical combinatorics (relations between homotopy theory and finite posets) and will be led by Kyle Ormsby (Reed College) and Christy Hazel (UCLA).
The program runs June 12 - July 21, 2023 with a weekday time commitment of 9am-2pm PT / 12pm-5pm ET. Participants will receive a $3,600 stipend, and additional need-based grants up to $1,000 are available to subsidize participation costs, such as access to required technology. We are especially interested in recruiting students who want to experience the benefits of an REU, but are unable (perhaps for personal reasons) to participate in an on-site program.
Apply by February 15, 2023 to receive full consideration. Inquiries can be directed to Kyle Ormsby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SMART program at University of Colorado at Boulder
The opportunity is a 10-week summer research internship for a rising junior or senior through the Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) program. For 2023, SMART begins Monday, June 5th and ends Friday, August 11th. You will be part of a community of students doing research in different departments at CU Boulder. The research project is in abstract algebra. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2023.
The SMART Program pays program costs. Interns receive:
- Tuition for upper-division undergraduate credit in independent study at the University of Colorado at Boulder
- Room and board for the 10-week program
- Transportation to and from Boulder, Colorado
- A stipend of $5,000 to be paid in 3 monthly increments of $1,666.67
- Living arrangements: Interns live together in University of Colorado housing arranged by program staff. Meals are provided each
Information on how to apply
The Summer Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Accelerator (SUMSA) is an eight week mathematics and statistics bootcamp for undergraduates which will take place June 12-August 4, 2023. The program’s aim is to help prepare students for the rigors of graduate school through lecture series and problem sessions taught by experienced postdocs and advanced graduate students from the University of Chicago. It will cover core material in linear algebra, advanced calculus, metric spaces, probability, statistical modeling, and data science. This program is open to students who will be rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors at U.S. colleges and universities and will be at least 18 years old at the time the program begins.
Further information and the application are available on the program’s web page. Applications are due by February 17, 2023.
The Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) is excited to share with you its upcoming 2023 Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) summer research opportunity for undergraduate students! In this program, students work in teams on projects that are sponsored by an industrial partner. The projects cover a wide range of real-world topics, including big data, optimization, transportation, quantum computing, and biotech. We offer two locations for the RIPS 2023 program: RIPS-LA (UCLA campus) and RIPS-Singapore.
We expect to hold both programs in person in 2023. However, the pandemic situation may change at short notice and we will need to adapt accordingly.
The application period for these programs will close on February 13, 2023. If any undergraduate students you know would be interested in a summer of solving real world problems in industry, please pass along this email about the RIPS program.
Please visit the respective webpages for more information and the link to the application: