Resources for Students

Journals that specifically publish undergraduate research in mathematics

Involve “is a publication in between the extremes of purely undergraduate research journals, which in general are aimed at undergraduate audiences, and mainstream research journals.”
http://www.involvemath.org

Furman University Electronic Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics accepts papers of significant mathematical interest written by students containing work done prior to the students’ obtaining a Bachelor’s degree.”
http://math.furman.edu/%7Emwoodard/fuejum/content/submission2.html

The Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal “is devoted entirely to papers written by undergraduates on topics related to mathematics.”
http://www.rose-hulman.edu/mathjournal/index.php

Pi Mu Epsilon Journal. “The sole purpose of this Journal is to present papers and mathematical problems by and for its members.”
http://www.pme-math.org/journal/overview.html

Morehead Electronic Journal of Applicable Mathematics (MEJAM) “is an interdisciplinary journal, sponsored by Morehead State University, which publishes the work of undergraduate students.”
http://www.moreheadstate.edu/mejam/index.aspx?id=5096

Scholarships

Freshmen-Sophomore

The Academic Competitiveness Grant awards up to $750 during the first year of undergraduate study and up to $1,300 for the second year for students in a STEM major such as mathematics. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, a full time student, Pell Grant eligible, and have a 3.0 GPA. Completing FAFSA online determines eligibility.

Sophomore-Junior

The Goldwater Scholarship provides $7,500 for students in a STEM major such as mathematics. Application includes description of activities/research, recommendations, essays, projections for future. Deadline for online application is the end of January. More information is available at www.act.org/goldwater.

Junior-Senior

Smart Grants awards up to $4000 for last two years of undergraduate study for students in a STEM major such as mathematics. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, a full time student, eligible for a Pell Grant, and maintain a 3.0 GPA Completing FAFSA online determines eligibility.

Graduate Students

National Science Foundation IGERT Grant is a program to promote interdisciplinary studies in STEM fields such as mathematics at specific institutions throughout the U.S. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The grant includes up to $30,000 a year plus tuition and fees. Deadlines depend upon the specific institution. More information is available at www.igert.org

Hertz Fellowship is a merit-based award for students studying in the applied sciences and mathematics. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Winners are awarded $31,000/year plus tuition for 5 years. Applications are due in November. . More information is available at www.hertzfoundation.org

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship is a program designed to promote graduate studies in STEM fields such as mathematics among U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Recipients are expected to excel in academic research, teaching and publishing. The grant provides $30,000 stipend and $10,500 cost-of-education allowance a year for three years. Deadline is Fall. More information is available at www.nsfgradfellows.org

Academic Year Programs

Sophomore-Junior-Senior

Budapest Semester in Math is a 15 week mathematics study abroad program in Budapest, Hungary. Students take mathematics classes taught in English. Deadlines are Apr 30 for fall semester and Nov 1 for spring semester. More information is available at www.stolaf.edu/depts/math-old/budapest

Math in Moscow is a 15 week mathematics study abroad program in Moscow, Russia. Students take mathematics classes taught in English. Deadlines are Mar 30 for fall semester and Sep 30 for spring semester. More information is available at www.mccme.ru/mathinmoscow

Junior Year for Women at Smith College is a program for women in the junior year to attend Smith College to get intensive training in mathematics while building the skills and confidence needed to succeed in graduate school in mathematics. Preferred deadlines are Mar 15 for fall semester and Oct 15 for spring semester, but late applications are accepted. For more info go to http://math.smith.edu/center

Penn State’s MASS (Mathematics Advanced Study Semesters) Program provides a fall semester experience at Penn State with advanced mathematics courses and beginning research. Applications are accepted until the program is filled. For more info go to
www.math.psu.edu/mass/

Summer Programs

Undergraduates

Park City Math Institute Summer Program for Undergraduates is a 3-week summer program where undergraduate students have the opportunity to learn about an advanced mathematical topic and work on an individualized topic. The application deadline is Jan. For more info go to http://pcmi.ias.edu/

Sophomore-Junior

NSF Summer REU’s (Research Experience for Undergraduates) is an 8-week summer program to learn more about mathematics and to work on a research problem in mathematics at various universities throughout the U.S. Support typical includes $2750-$3250 stipend, free housing, and a travel allowance. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Deadlines vary but are typically in Feb or Mar. For a listing of current math REU’s go to www.ams.org/employment/reu.html.

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Undergraduate Program (MSRI-UP) is a NSF-funded six-week summer program whose main objective  is to identify talented students, especially those from underrepresented groups, who are interested in mathematics and make available to them meaningful research opportunities, the necessary skills and knowledge to participate in successful collaborations, and a community of academic peers and mentors who can advise, encourage and support them through a successful graduate program. For more information go to http://www.msri.org/web/msri/education/for-undergraduates/msri-up.

Junior

Summer Program for Women in Mathematics is a 5-week summer program for women who have completed their junior year and may be contemplating graduate school in mathematics. Participants receive a $1750 stipend, room and board, and a travel allowance. The application deadline is the end of February. For more info go to www.gwu.edu/~spwm.

Internships and Co-Op Opportunities. A list of opportunities for mathematics internships and co-ops (including summer programs) is available at www.ams.org/employment/internships.html.

Junior-Senior

NSA Director’s Summer Program (DSP) is a 12-week paid summer program where students work on problems in mathematics, cryptology, and communications technology. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Application deadline is Oct 15. For more info go to http://www.nsa.gov/careers/students_1.cfm

Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) Summer Program is a 9-week summer program where students solve applied mathematics problems from industry. Participants receive a $2600 stipend, housing, and a travel allowance. Foreign students are eligible to apply. For more info go to www.ipam.ucla.edu/programs/rips2007

Senior

University of Nebraska Summer IMMERSE program is a 6-week summer program to help prepare students who are about to enter graduate school in mathematics. Participants receive a $3000 stipend, room and board, and a travel allowance. Deadline is March 1. For more info go to www.math.unl.edu/programs/mctp/immerse.

Graduate Students

NSA Summer Graduate Mathematics Program is a 12-week paid summer program for graduate students on problems in mathematics, cryptology, and communications technology. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Application deadline is Oct 15. For more info go to www.nsa.gov/careers/students_1.cfm?#gmp

NSF’s East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students is a summer program for graduate students to study a STEM field such as mathematics in an East Asian or Pacific country. Participants receive a $4000 stipend, room and board, and a travel allowance. Deadline is March 1. For more info go to www.nsf.gov/eapsi