Columbia Home
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 2023 CMUSR and CSUREMM programs are now closed.
The application deadline for the 2023 CMUSR Paris program is April 13, by 5:00PM (EST). 

Stay tuned for more research opportunities! Follow us on Twitter @ColumbiaMath

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. Students not currently enrolled at Barnard/Columbia are not eligible to apply.

The participants in the summer research programs are expected not to have any other work or school commitments throughout the term of their award. Accepted students must be on campus during the entire duration of the program and must be available to participate in all the program activities.

Program dates: May 30 – August 4, 2023. 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 may not accept other employment or enroll in classes during the program.


  1. Low-dimensional varieties and low degree points (Nathan Chen)
  2. Transcendence and number theory (Gyujin Oh)
  3. Independent Project: Hyperbolic three-manifolds with large isometry groups (Francesco Lin)

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.

Barnard students should also submit an application to the Barnard’s 2023 SRI Program

Application deadline: March 10, 2023 at 5:00PM (EST)

For more information, contact George Dragomir.

Follow us on Twitter @ColumbiaMath

Some information about past years’ programs is available here.

The 2023 CMUSR program is made possible with support from the Mathematics Department.

The independent project led by Francesco Lin is partially funded by NSF grant DMS-2203498.

Print this page