Research Experience for Undergraduates

Department of Mathematics

Towson University

The Department of Mathematics at Towson University is now accepting applications for the summer 2020 undergraduate research program. This program is supported by the National Security Agency and Towson University.


The Department of Mathematics at Towson University welcomes applications for at least eight enthusiastic, hard-working undergraduate students to participate in a summer research experience. The program runs for eight weeks starting on June 1, 2020 and offers subsidized travel to and from Towson, a stipend of $4000, free-on campus housing, and a meal allowance.

Program Highlights

The program benefits include:

  • Study of previously unexplored areas of mathematical research;
  • Daily meetings with subject matter experts;
  • Mathematical research seminars;
  • Professional development seminars;
  • Practice sessions for the GRE Mathematics Test; and
  • Social activities in Baltimore MD and Washington DC.

Program participants will receive:

  • Subsidized travel to and from Towson;
  • A stipend of $4000;
  • Free on-campus housing;
  • A meal per diem; and
  • Partial travel to the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January 2021 (located in Washington DC).

Important Dates

  • Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2020 and continue until all positions are filled.
  • The program will run for eight weeks, from June 1 to July 24, 2020. All participants are expected to be in residence for the entire duration of the program.


All participating students must be either United States citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Additionally, participants must be undergraduate students as of September 2020. Women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities in research, first generation college students, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.