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Summer Research in Mathematics


We encourage all students to get experience working as mathematicians during their summer holidays. Many will want to work within the CMS on projects developing ideas from the lectures they have attended. We also strongly urge all students to get the experience of working outside the environment of a Before proceeding, here are a few points you should make note of:

  • Only registered students in the Faculty of Mathematics are eligible for bursary funding.
  • Students in Parts IB, II and III are eligible to apply for bursaries to support CMP projects.
  • Students in Part IB and Part II are eligible to apply for bursaries to support Summer Research in the CMS projects.
  • Especially for research in CMS, students are encouraged to find their own projects by directly approaching potential project supervisors. Projects do not need to be listed here in order for you to apply for a bursary.
  • Industrial CMP projects are generally ineligible for bursary funding. (Exceptions will be clearly marked.) You should discuss compensation directly with the project host.

You should also consult the more detailed information available on Summer Research in Mathematics: Information for Students and be aware of the deadlines and decision dates.

CMP Project listings Summer 2020 (open to students in Parts IB, II, and III)

We also have some project listings for research in the CMS (open to students in Parts IB and II)

Note that most research projects in the CMS are found by directly approaching potential supervisors.

The best way to learn more about a project is to attend the CMP Lunchtime Seminar Series, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 27th January to 19th February 2020, from 1-2 p.m. in MR3.

To get an idea of the kinds of projects students have worked on in the past, see our archive of past projects.