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Faculty of Mathematics


The Cambridge Mathematics Tripos has justified its reputation for training mathematicians. The Faculty now supplements this theoretical training with the Cambridge Summer Research in Mathematics Programme (CSRIM), a programme to enable students from their second year (part IB) through their Masters year (Part III) to get hands on experience doing research in mathematical disciplines within the University, and in fields requiring innovative mathematics both within the University and in industrial settings.

The Cambridge Summer Research in Mathematics Programme is the umbrella programme which hosts a community of undergraduates and masters students in mathematics who are working on mathematical projects over the summer. It comprises two separate initiatives, the Cambridge Mathematics Placements (CMP) Programme, formerly known as the Post Masters Placement (PMP) Programme and Summer Research in the CMS.

The CMP Programme facilitates placements of students in industry and in other departments and laboratories within the University. Apart from the value of the programme for our students, the CMP programme has proven itself as an effective means of knowledge transfer, an efficient way of tackling problems requiring new approaches, and a fruitful form of engagement with the mathematics departments. This programme is open to students in Parts IB, II, and III.

Summer Research in the CMS supports students who wish to undertake research projects with a supervisor within the maths faculty. This programme is open to students in Parts IB and II.

The SRIM Programme offers the following resources and benefits to students and hosts:

  • A website enabling those offering projects to reach students wishing to get the experience
  • A seminar series in which prospective hosts have the opportunity to present their projects to students
  • A bursary scheme to support students working within the University
  • Access to computer training, facilities and support
  • A community with a social programme
  • A presentation day (in August for CMP and early in Michaelmas term for Summer Research in the CMS) open to participants, hosts and supporters, featuring talks on current projects, a chance to network, and opportunities to share in the development of the programme

Further information on the programme is available from the menu on the left. Potential project hosts should start with the Host a Project page, while students should start with the Students page.