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Summer Undergraduate Research in Paris

The Mathematics Departments at Columbia University and Université Paris Cité run an intensive summer research program aimed at rising senior undergraduate math (and closely related) majors. Columbia students participating in the program work together with M1/M2 students at Université Paris Cité under the supervision of a faculty member from Paris and a graduate student mentor from Columbia. The 2023 program will run for four weeks in Paris, France. Program information and applications instructions are included below.

Applications for the 2023 CMUSRP are now closed. 

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Columbia Math Undergraduate Summer Research in Paris (CMUSRP)

Program Information

The program is led by Anton Zorich, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at the Institute of Mathematics of Jussieu and Université Paris-Cité, and the program focus is on the Geometry and Dynamics of Moduli Spaces. Pre-program familiarity with the notions covered in Anton Zorich’s course Panorama of geometry and dynamics of moduli spaces is highly recommended, but not required. Some of the material covered in the course will be discussed in the first two weeks of the program. The course is currently taught at Université Paris-Cité and the lecture slides are made available here, as the course progresses. The lectures will be delivered in English. Knowledge of French is not required for the program.

Eligibility: Any continuing Barnard/Columbia undergraduate student (independent of U.S. residency). We particularly encourage women and historically underrepresented minorities to apply. Students graduating before Fall 2023 and graduate students are not eligible for the program.

Please note that you have to be eligible to travel to France. To see whether you need a visa to travel to France, visit
Students requiring a visa are encouraged to apply as early as possible for the program.

Program dates:

  • Paris, France: May 21 – June 17, 2023 (in person)

Stipend: $3200 (covers expenses in Paris: per diem, local transportation, and airfare).
Housing in Paris is paid for by the program (May 21-June 17, 2023).

For your application, you will need:
– One-page CV/resume
– One-page about your research interests and motivation for participation
– Unofficial university transcripts
– A reference letter from a faculty member.
(If you applied this year to one of our CMUSR projects at Columbia, you don’t need to resubmit a reference letter.) 

Application deadline: Thursday, April 13th, 2023, by 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Application link:

Collection of Self-Identification Data: The Department of Mathematics is acting on the evidence that diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strengthen the scientific communities and the quality, social relevance, and impact of research.

Self-identification data provides information on the diversity of the student population applying for and receiving summer research funds. This data is important for monitoring the fairness of our summer program and informing future measures to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion among all those involved in the research enterprise. Completing the new self-identification form is mandatory for applicants but for each category there is an option “I prefer not to answer”.

For more information, contact George Dragomir.

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