School of Mathematics Teaching

Outside Edinburgh

Funding sources for projects taking place outside of Edinburgh

Funding for projects at other universities or departments

There are various opportunities to carry out a vacation research project at other universities. Some of these possibilities are listed below.

Globalink Research Internship

Projects will take place in Canada. Applicants should not be in their final year. Annual application deadline around end of September.

Applications are now closed for summer 2024.

Warwick Statistics Internship Scheme

Projects will take place at the University of Warwick. Applicants should be in (at least) the penultimate year of undergraduate study in a quantitative subject, and considering a postgraduate degree in statistics or probability.

Applications are now closed for summer 2024.

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Universities in the US often offer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs over the summer, and a comprehensive list can be found in the link below.

Math REU programmes

Note that many programs are open only to US citizens/US residents/students with current US visa, so please do check any eligibility requirements. In particular, the Summer@ICERM program (annual application deadline mid February) and  the Women and Mathematics program (annual application deadline mid February) have limited funding available for international students.

Mary Lister McCammon Summer Research Fellowship

Projects will take place at Imperial College London (or King's College London/University College London for some students in pure maths). Applicants should be female students in EITHER Year 4 of an MMath degree OR  the final year of your UG degree and planning on doing an MSc the following year, and interested in finding out more about PhD studies. 

The application deadline is 14th March 2024 midday GMT.

Philippa Fawcett Internship Programme

The Philippa Fawcett Internship Programme is a funded summer research programme intended for women and non-binary students in mathematics who are in their late undergraduate (second year and above) or Master studies, and who would like to gain first-hand experience as a researcher at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences (CMS) at the University of Cambridge.

Expression of interest form deadline: 23rd February 2024.

Cambridge Mathematics Open Internships

Launched in 2022, the aim of the Cambridge Mathematics Open Internships programme is to encourage and facilitate participation in postgraduate studies in mathematics by talented students from groups that are currently underrepresented in the field and / or who have experienced some form of educational disadvantage.  Applicants must be undergraduate or masters students currently studying at a UK university other than Cambridge.

 Expression of interest form deadline: 23rd February 2024.

Oxford Statistics Summer Internship Programme

The Department of Statistics at the University of Oxford will run its Summer Research Internships Programme again during summer 2024. The programme is designed to introduce undergraduate students to graduate-level study and will provide participants with tangible benefits in terms of confidence, skills and experience to enhance both their CVs and any future applications for postgraduate study. Applicants must be ordinarily resident in the UK and currently in their second or third year of their undergraduate or integrated master’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or any closely related subject, at a UK or Irish university.

They plan to offer up to 6 fully-funded internships and are particularly keen to receive applications from women as they are underrepresented in this field. They aim to offer at least half the available places to female candidates.

What can you expect from the programme?

If selected, you will undertake a research project in the Department of Statistics over 7-8 weeks starting on Monday 8th July-Friday 30th August 2024. You will be supervised by a member of academic staff from the Oxford community of world-leading researchers. You will also have daily contact with either a doctoral student, post-doctoral researcher or another academic supervisor who will support you throughout the programme. You will receive a bursary of £3,429 to enable you to participate regardless of your financial means.

The deadline for applications is Friday 23rd February 2024.

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Young Researchers in Mathematics Program

The Young Researchers in Mathematics Program is a new and exciting summer research program hosted by the Bernoulli Center for Fundamental Studies in Lausanne, Switzerland, offering a unique opportunity for students in mathematics to gain valuable research experience during the summer of 2024. The purpose of the program is to bring together a cohort of talented students from around the world to engage in an immersive research experience. Participants in the program will work closely with one another to develop a joint research project fit for publication.

In 2024, the proposed research project will be in the area of Number Theory. Please see the website (linked in the title) for more information.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 19th March 2024.