SUMMER PROGRAM FOR MATHEMATICS MAJORS, 2013:Once again, the Princeton University Mathematics Department expects to support up to 10 undergraduate mathematics majors for a research program this summer.  Participating students will be required to be on campus for a total of 8 weeks during the summer period, where the total period of time could be split into two or three shorter periods, if approved.  Students will receive grants of $4,000 apiece for living expenses during the summer program.
The goal of this program is to provide math majors with the opportunity for reading and study in some areas of mathematics that are not part of the regular program of courses offered by the Mathematics Department.  The requirements are:
Students will work under the direction of a faculty member in the Mathematics Department.  (Ideally, this would be an opportunity for the student to learn not just a body of mathematics but to also be able to engage in some independent investigation.)
Students interested in applying to participate in this program must find a faculty member in the Mathematics Department who agrees to serve as the student’s adviser for the period of the program.  Before the beginning of the summer program, the faculty adviser and student will outline a program of reading and study on a topic of mutual interest.  The faculty adviser will meet regularly with the student during the summer.  (The organization and conduct of each student’s program will be up to the individual faculty members involved and could vary considerably with the topic and goal that is set for the student.)
SUMMER FUNDING REQUESTS : Participation in other programs:
For Math Majors who are requesting funding to attend a summer REU that is being held elsewhere, you will need to submit a description of the REU program, an outline of the proposed activity, and a summary of the funds you are requesting.  (Financial information on each REU should be included in the description of the program.)
Interested in applying?
Math majors (i.e., students who will be either a junior or senior at Princeton University in the fall 2013 and have declared their major as mathematics) wishing to participate in our summer or requesting departmental funding to participate in a summer math program outside of Princeton should submit an outline of the proposed activities for Summer 2013 to Scott Kenney. (All applications should be left with Gale Sandor, our receptionist on the third floor.  Envelopes should be addressed to Scott Kenney.  (Proposals will be reviewed by the Chair.)
For those applying for our summer program, proposals should explicitly indicate the general topics to be pursued and the periods of time that the student expects to be in Princeton during the summer.
All applications must be accompanied by a note of approval and support from the faculty member who has agreed to be the student’s adviser.
Deadline for applications:  Monday, April 1, 2013
Students will be notified by Friday, April 12th, if they have been accepted into our summer research program or if funding will be available for your participation in an outside summer program.
HOUSING: (For those applying for our summer program, you will be responsible for making your own housing and living arrangements for the period of the summer program.  Applications for on-campus summer housing will need to be submitted to University Housing by April 15th. Information about summer housing can be found at:
IF ACCEPTED:  Participating students are required to submit a short paper summarizing their summer research activities at the end of the program. This needs to be e-mailed to Scott Kenney, Special Projects Manager (e-mail: by Monday, September 16, 2013.  (This may be a paper to be submitted for publication; alternatively, it could also be a detailed summary of the student’s accomplishments during the course of the program.)