In 1990, the IMA pioneered the Graduate Student Summer Program and now manages it for IMA Participating Institutions (PIs). Each summer, this programlocated at one of the PI campuses brings together a group of mathematics students selected from within the PIs with the goal of exposing them to an exciting topic in the mathematical sciences. A typical program lasts three weeks with a lecture series given on several related topics by senior mathematicians. A social program and communal living in the dormitory promotes networking and collaboration among the students.
List of PI Summer Graduate Programs
Propose a Program
Deadline: May 15
Participant selection process: Students are nominated by their PI department heads. The program is generally appropriate for students who have completed a full year of genuine graduate courses and who have an interest in the general area of the summer program, but who typically have not narrowed their studies to a specific research topic.
Propose a program: PI faculty members are invited to submit proposals by May 15 one year prior to the proposed program.Proposals should be 3-6 pages in length and should include:
- Title, location, and dates
- List of organizers
- Detailed description of the program
- Proposed list of speakers
- Budget, including other approved sources of funding
Funding: Up to $75,000 is available from the IMA. Expenses that can be charged to the IMA include: room and board for the students and the speakers, travel expenses for all participants, honoraria for the speakers, social events, and stipends for TAs when applicable.
Program selection process: Proposals are discussed in the PI departments prior to the PI meeting, typically held in early June; representatives vote on proposals at the PI meeting. Selection criteria for programs:
- Scientific merit
- Interest to the PIs
- Involvement of PI faculty in the organization
- Alignment with IMA's mission
- Development of human resources, including a commitment to diversity
Please send proposals by e-mail to the IMA's deputy director.
Organize a Program