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Summer Research in Mathematics


We’re excited to announce that the Cambridge Mathematics Placements and Summer Research in the CMS programmes will move forward in the summer of 2021. We expect the research activities will largely be carried out remotely, but we will be capitalising on the success of the remote programmes in 2020 to ensure an enjoyable and productive experience for everyone involved. The precise dates and formats of some of the events listed below will be confirmed closer to the time.

Important Dates for 2021 Summer Research and Placements

Late November 2020 to 22 January 2021: Project proposals accepted and listed on the CMP website. Projects received by 31 December will be listed on our website by 11 January 2021, at which point we will start to schedule talks for our online seminar series. Project received after December 31 will be posted on the website on a rolling basis and talks scheduled accordingly. We cannot guarantee a seminar slot for projects submitted after 22 January 2021.

February 2021: CMP seminar series for students to learn more about projects will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in February from 1-2:15 pm, beginning on 2 February 2021. 

26 February 2021: Recommended deadline for students to express interest in projects.

26 February to 12 March 2021: Recommended period for organisations to review applications, interview, and make offers to students.

12 March 2021: For reasons of fairness, we ask that no student be required to respond to an offer before this date. Companies may continue to liaise with and make offers to students beyond this date.

19 March 2021: All requests for bursary funding for Research in the CMS should be received by this date. Bursary applications for CMP must be received by this date for consideration in the first round of funding.

Early May 2021: First round bursary funding decisions announced.

11 May 2021: Deadline for bursary applications for CMP for consideration in the final round of funding.

Early June 2021: Final round bursary funding decisions announced.

Late June to September 2021: Projects take place, with exact dates agreed between student and host.

August 2021: CMP Presentation Day and Dinner, details TBC.

September 2021: Reports and project feedback due.

October 2021: Summer Research Festival for Research in the CMS projects, details TBC.