Instructions for Summer Program Listings
Summer programs should be listed (and updated!) in chronological order. Current summer programs should be listed from nearest deadline to most distant, while past travel grants should be listed from most recently past to the longest past. Begin your listing with a subsection header so that it appears in the table of contents. If you'd like to have a separate wiki page for your summer program, you're more than welcome, but please place the link to that page in the appropriate place.
Current Summer Programs
Park City Mathematics Institute, 01.20.2008
Applicants: Graduate Students
July 6 - 26
Website will have more information after November 1, 2007.
Topic for 2008: Analytic and Algebraic Geometry: Common problems - different methods
Clay Mathematics Institute Summer Fellowship 02.15.2008
Deadline : 02.15.2008
Applicants: graduating PhD students.
The Clay Math Institute offers one month fellowships during a mathematician's first summer after completion of the PhD. Support includes salary and travel funds. The fellowship may be held anywhere.
For details please see webpage.
Candidates are nominated to the Clay institute by our department. This is a competitive award; our department has been awarded a total of five fellowships over the past two years.
Anyone who wishes to be nominated should submit a CV and two letters of recommendation to (?) by (?). Those whose applications are deemed most competitive will be nominated by the department.
The CV should include:
name, address, telephone, e-mail, date of birth, citizenship, education, thesis title, honors, previous employment, reference to published work or submitted articles, and proposed research description. Letters of recommendation already written for job applications do suffice. One of the two letters must be from the thesis supervisor.
Students who are not US citizens or green card holders must ensure that their visa status is compatible with summer employment by the Clay institute; please consult carefully the above URL. These students should submit notes explaining their visa status along with their CV and letters.
Each nominee must also submit a one-sentence signed statement from a mathematician agreeing to supervise the nominee on behalf of CMI, with the proposed dates of fellowship tenure. An option is to simply ask your thesis advisor; candidates are not expected to know where they will be employed next year. It is my understanding that this person is not expected to provide close supervision; the award specifically envisages travel to conferences or to work with collaborators. For those applicants who are chosen by the department as nominees, I would like to have these letters by (?).
Humboldt Summer Research Fellowship for Germany (No Deadline)
Applicants: Grad students and postdocs
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) offers young highly qualified U.S.-American scientists and scholars to carry out a research project of their own choice in Germany. The fellowships enable young American Scientists and Scholars to conduct research for nine to eighteen months within a period of up to three years. Fellowship holders are expected to spend at least three consecutive months per annum in Germany. Researchers of all disciplines may apply to the AvH directly at any time. There are no quotas for individual disciplines.
The most important criteria for selection are the applicant's (international) publications to date and the quality and feasibility of the research proposal. Applicants choose their own research projects and their own German hosts. Details of the research project and the time-schedule must be agreed upon with the prospective host in advance.
Monthly research fellowships of between EUR 2,100 and EUR 3,000.
JSPS Summer Program in Japan (No Deadline)
Applicants: US, UK, French, German or Canadian citizens who are grad students or fairly recent postdocs.
The program is offered to young pre- and postdoctoral researchers from the five countries of the US, UK, France, Germany and Canada. Held over a 2-month period in the summer, the program provides the participants with an orientation in Japanese language and culture and an opportunity to do cooperative research at a Japanese university or research institute. The orientation is held at the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI) during the first week of the program. It comprises Japanese lessons, home stay and other components (which may vary by year). After the orientation, the participants go to their respective host institutions where they conduct joint research under the guidance of their Japanese host researchers. At the end of August, the participants re-gather before going home to present reports on their summer experiences.
Fellowships are awarded for a period of two months starting from 12 June through 22 August.
JSPS receives applications for this program only through the foreign nominating authorities listed on the website.
According to Alan Weinstein, Berkeley has an exchange program with Keio University, whose math department would be pleased to host our students through this program. Alan has been a frequent visitor to Keio and would be happy to answer any questions you might have.
National Academies Research Associateship Program (Multiple Deadlines)
Deadline: February, May, August, November
The Research Associateship awards are open to doctoral level scientists and engineers (U.S and Foreign Nationals) who can apply their special knowledge and talents to research areas that are of interest to them and to the participating host laboratories and centers.
Associates conduct research in residence at the participating host laboratory they have chosen.
Poster's note: NIST usually likes mathematicians.
Past Summer Programs
NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes 12.12.2007
Applicants: Grad students
The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering: 1) first-hand research experience in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science and science policy infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) orientation to the society, culture and language. The primary goals of EAPSI are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research laboratory, and to initiate personal relationships that will better enable them to collaborate with foreign counterparts in the future. The institutes last approximately eight weeks from June to August. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) co-sponsor the Summer Institute in Japan.
The Award amount has been amended to reflect the increase in the stipend amount to $5,000.
American Association of University Women American Fellowships 11.15.2007
Applicants: Women U.S. citizens or permanent residents pursuing a PhD.
- Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship $30,000
- Dissertation Fellowship $20,000
- Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grant $6,000
- Fellowship year July 1, 2008-June 30, 2009
American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence, teaching experience, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.
Candidates may apply for only one of the awards described below. Former recipients of these awards are not eligible to apply for additional American Fellowships or publication grants.
- Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships offer one-year support for women who will have earned a doctoral degree by Nov. 15, 2007. Postdoctoral fellowships are available in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences; one is designated for a woman from an underrepresented group in any field. Limited additional funds may be available when matched by the fellow's institution.
- Dissertation Fellowships are available to women who will complete their dissertation writing between July 1, 2008, and June 30, 2009. To qualify, applicants must have completed all course work, passed all required preliminary examinations, and received approval for their research proposal or plan by Nov. 15, 2007. Students holding any fellowship for writing a dissertation in the year prior to the AAUW Educational Foundation fellowship year are not eligible. Open to applicants in all fields of study, except engineering. (For engineering, see Selected Professions Fellowships.) Scholars engaged in researching gender issues are encouraged to apply.
- Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants fund women college and university faculty and independent researchers to prepare research for publication. Applicants may be tenure track, part-time, or temporary faculty or new or established scholars and researchers at universities. Time must be available for eight consecutive weeks of final writing, editing, and responding to issues raised in critical reviews. Funds cannot be used for undertaking research. Applicants must have received their doctorates by the application deadline. Scholars with strong publishing records should seek other funding.
University of Nebraska, Lincoln IMMERSE Program 10.15.2007
Applicants: Early-Career Faculty
June 9 - August 1
4 Early-career Faculty: These are young mathematics faculty who are employed at colleges or universities which do not have doctoral programs in mathematics. These participants will receive room, board, a travel allowance, and a $10,000 stipend. In addition, $7500 will be given to their home institutions for release time from teaching in the 2007 spring semester to work on research and to prepare for their IMMERSE courses.
NSA Graduate Mathematics Program 10.15.2007
Applicants: U.S. Citizens
The Graduate Mathematics Program provides an opportunity for exceptional mathematics graduate students to work directly with NSA mathematicians on mission-critical problems and experience the excitement of the NSA mathematics community. Admission to the 12-week program is highly competitive. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are currently enrolled in a mathematics graduated program.
Applicants should have demonstrated superior mathematical aptitude and problem-solving skills. Evidence of successful work on an independent project in pure or applied mathematics or computer science is desirable. Applicants may be at any stage in their graduate careers and working, or intending to work, in any area of mathematics. Computer programming experience, especially C or C++, is desirable.
Mathematics Program participants. Computational software packages such as MATHEMATICA, MATHLAB, MAGMA, MAPLE and SPLUS are also available.
Information about the Graduate Mathematics Program is sent to over 300 colleges and universities across the United States. Because of the lengthy security processing required, the deadline for applications is 15 October each year. To apply, a student must send a resume, at least two letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with their work, and a copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts through the current academic year. All information should be sent to:
Department of Defense National Security Agency 9800 Savage Road Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-6515 Attn: R1 (GMP) Suite 6515.
GMP, located at Fort Meade, Maryland, runs from end of May through middle of August. Students are paid a salary commensurate with their education level. Responsibility for housing finances rest with the student. Students who attend out-of-state schools are eligible for round trip airline ticket to and from school or mileage reimbursement up to cost of government issued airline ticket.
For additional information about the Graduate Mathematics Program, call Mrs. Jacquie Holmgren, Program Manager at (301) 688-0983 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about career opportunities at the NSA visit www.nsa.gov.
Foreign Language and Area Studies Summer Award 01.29.2007
Applicants: Graduate students wishing to acquire proficiency in a non-English language taught at Berkeley or elsewhere in the USA, or abroad. Minority languages receive higher priority.
Note: Many announcements say the fellowship is only for humanities students, while some other announcements say the fellowship is primarily for humanities students. After inquiring at the information session, it has been confirmed that mathematicians may apply, but that they should be able to make a fairly strong argument why the language would assist in their research and career.
Award: The Summer FLAS Fellowship covers registration fees up to $4,000 and provides a stipend of $2,500.
The summer FLAS award should provide each fellow with the equivalent of a full academic year’s worth of language instruction. All courses must meet the minimum 120–180 contact hours of instruction. Students at the beginning and intermediate levels are expected to have 140 contact hours, while advanced students are expected to have 120 contact hours of language studies. All language instruction programs must meet for a minimum of 6 weeks. Summer awards are not available for dissertation research.
Students wishing to use an award for a formal study abroad program must be at the intermediate or advanced level of language proficiency, or at the beginning level if an appropriate beginning language program is not available in the United States.
Eligibility: Eligible students must be graduate students and citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Lowest consideration is given to: 1) students who already possess language fluency equivalent to educated native speakers in the language for which the award is sought, including dissertators; 2) students who are taking the first 12 semester hours or the equivalent in Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish; and 3) students applying for dissertation research or writing as opposed to students applying for language acquisition.
AMS-AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program 01.15.2007
The American Mathematical Society (AMS) will sponsor ten-week fellowships during the summer of 2007 for graduate students in mathematics through the Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program. This fellowship program, provided by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), is designed to increase public understanding of science and technology and enhance coverage of science-related issues in the media.
In its 33rd year, the Mass Media Fellows Program provides an opportunity for students to work full-time over the summer as reporters, researchers and production assistants in mass media organizations nationwide -- including radio and TV stations, newspapers and magazines. In addition to receiving weekly stipends and travel expenses as part of the program, Fellows will gain valuable work experience and sharpen their communication skills as they research, write and report today's headlines.
To learn more about this program and to hear about the experiences of former fellows, please visit our website at http://www.ams.org/government/massmediaann.html.
The deadline for applications for the 2006 Mass Media Fellows program is January 15, 2007. Application procedures and forms are available online at http://www.aaas.org/programs/education/MassMedia/.
Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program 01.12.2007
Applicants: Grad students who are US citizens.
This ten-week intern program is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research, under the guidance of an appropriate research mentor, at a participating Navy laboratory.
Award duration and stipend
The internship has a duration of 10 weeks. For undergraduate students the stipend is $5,500.00 and for graduate students $6,500.00 Stipends will be paid on the 15th of each month, May-July.