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Program information and application instructions

Columbia Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences in Mathematical Modeling (CSUREMM) is a comprehensive ten-week program designed for collaborative summer research experiences in mathematical modeling among undergraduate students.

The program serves a dual purpose: firstly, to familiarize participants with advanced topics in mathematical modeling and simulation, as encountered in contemporary interdisciplinary research, and secondly, to facilitate the proposal and development of collaborative interdisciplinary research projects. These projects are conducted under the joint mentorship of Columbia graduate students and faculty.

For additional details, see CSUREMM 2024 Program.

Eligibility: The program invites applications from ongoing undergraduate students at Barnard and Columbia University, irrespective of U.S. residency. We actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and historically underrepresented minorities.

The program is not open to graduating seniors and graduate students. Students who have already earned or will have earned a bachelor’s degree by August 31, 2024, are ineligible to apply. Additionally, students not currently enrolled full-time at Barnard/Columbia are not eligible to participate. Barnard students must also apply through the 2024 SRI Program.

Program dates: May 28 – Aug 2, 2024.

Accepted students must commit to being on campus for the entire program duration from May 28 to August 2 and should be available for all scheduled program activities. Final presentations by participants will be scheduled during the last week of the program.

Stipend: $3500 + residential housing for the duration of the program.

Participants in the summer research programs are expected to devote their full attention to the program and are not permitted to engage in any additional work or school commitments throughout the duration of their award.

For your application, you will need:
– One-page CV/resume
– Statement of interest
– Project proposal
– Up-to-date unofficial university transcripts
– Name and contact of one faculty member who can act as your reference (a reference letter is not required).

Barnard students should also submit an application to the Barnard’s 2024 SRI Program

Application form

Application deadline: March 1st, 2024 at 5:00PM (EST)

Collection of Self-Identification Data: The Department of Mathematics is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within scientific communities, recognizing their role in enhancing the quality, social relevance, and impact of research.

Self-identification data offers insights into the diversity of the student population applying for and receiving summer research funds. This information is crucial for assessing the fairness of our summer program and guiding future initiatives aimed at enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion across all participants in the research enterprise. While completion of the new self-identification form is mandatory for applicants, there is an option in each category to choose “I prefer not to answer.”

Program organizers: Ivan Corwin and George Dragomir

Contact: For more information, contact George Dragomir.

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The 2024 CSUREMM program is made possible with support from  

and the NSF through

  • DMS:1937254 – Research Training in Applied Mathematics at Columbia University.
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