2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program – Brown University, USA

2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program – Brown University, USA

Deadline: February 13, 2015

The [email protected]: 2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program is an eight-week program designed for undergraduates in the field of Computational Dynamics and Topology. In this period, they get to stay on the beautiful Brown University campus in historic Providence, Rhode Island, working in a small team setting to solve mathematical research problems developed by faculty experts in their fields, creating career-building connections between peers, near peers (graduate students and postdocs), and academic professionals.

The program is for a select group of 14-16 undergraduate scholars. Students work in groups of two or three, supervised by faculty advisors and aided by teaching assistants. The faculty advisors present a number of interesting research topics that are centered around deep mathematical structures hidden in the everyday objects. The areas where the problems lie are dynamical systems and low-dimensional topology, but the origins of the problems themselves are mundane: how to find a gap in a fence? how complicated should be your finger movements to tie a knot? why standing waves develop in crowds? To crack the problems will require both ingenuity and computer experiments. Students form research groups to work on these problems, give talks about their findings, and write up their research into a paper at the end of the program. Funding is available for a limited number of students who are not US citizens or permanent residents.


The following will be part of the funding;

  • $3,000 stipend
  • Travel support within U.S.
  • Dormitory housing
  • Meal plan
  • Fun activities


  • Candidates must be undergraduates who have not yet an undergraduate degree at the time of the program start.

Application Process

  • Apply online here.
  • Submit a personal statement of interest as it pertains to this program.
  • The application should also include two reference letters.

For more information, read FAQ or visit Undergraduate Summer Research Program.