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Summer Undergraduate Research

The Mathematics Department runs a ten-week intensive summer research program, aimed at rising junior and senior undergraduate math (and closely related) majors. Students participating in the program work closely with faculty members and graduate students in a small group setting. Program information and applications instructions are included below.

The Mathematics Department runs an additional program for collaborative undergraduate student summer research experiences in mathematical modeling. For program information and application details, please visit the Columbia Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences in Mathematical Modeling (CSUREMM) page.

Applications for the 2022 CMUSR and CSUREMM programs are now closed. 

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Columbia Math Undergraduate Summer Research (CMUSR)

Program Information

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

Generally, students are expected not to have any other major work or school commitments during the program, since the research projects can be fairly intensive. Therefore, participants in the undergraduate summer research program are not generally permitted to take courses during working hours throughout the term of their award. Undergraduate students may take one course in the Summer A term only if special arrangements to make up the time under supervision have been made with the project leader/mentor. Program participants are expected to be available to participate in all the program activities.

Program dates: May 31 – August 5, 2022. Final presentations by participants will be scheduled on the last day of the program.

Stipend: $3500. Summer session housing is also paid for by the program.

Project:  Milind Hegde – Last Passage Percolation on Mean-field Graphs

Applications are now closed.

For more information, contact George Dragomir.

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Some information about past years’ programs is available here.


The 2022 CMUSR program is made possible with support from the Mathematics Department.

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