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Summer Research Programmes


Summer Research in Maths (SRIM) programme

The Summer Research in Maths (SRIM) programme offers Cambridge undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct your own summer research project within the Centre for Mathematical Sciences (CMS) together with a supervisor from either the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) or the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS). You will be able to develop and extend your research skills, learn how to communicate your work to others, and build a strong academic profile.


The SRIM programme is open to Cambridge students in Part IB and Part II of the Mathematical Tripos.

You may only register a SRIM project if you are going to remain in the UK for the duration of the project.  Unpaid projects are not permitted and we are not able to employ / pay students working from outside of the UK.

Finding a Project

There are a number of possible ways of finding a project which are outlined below. We encourage you to explore them all and to start looking early.

  • View the list of specific projects.  Enquire about projects you are interested in by writing to the academic listed as the contact.
  • New for 2024: we will be offering four group projects (two in DAMTP and two in DPMMS) for 2-3 students to work together collaboratively.  These will appear on the list of specific projects.
  • Contact pre-approved supervisors from this list to enquire about potential projects.
  • Propose a project that you are personally interested in. Use the list of supervisors to identify potential supervisors in the appropriate research area and contact them to discuss your project proposal.

Timeline Summary

  • Following discussion with potential supervisors, you must then submit the Expression of Interest form by Friday 23 February 2024 nominating a first and second choice supervisor.
  • For reasons of fairness, we ask that supervisors refrain from committing to a specific student until after Friday 23 February 2024 so that all students have an equal chance to put themselves forward.
  • Supervisors are also asked to confirm which student they would like to work with on a project by Friday 8 March 2024. This is designed so that students and supervisors then have time to put together a bursary application (if necessary), in time for the deadline on Monday 18 March 2024. For more information, please see the Funding your Project page.
  • Projects take place for up to 8 weeks between June and September. Specific dates can be agreed between student and supervisor based on individual needs, however, we suggest Monday 1 July to Friday 23 August 2024 as events will be scheduled around these dates.
  • The Summer Research Festival will take place on Monday 14 October 2024. This is the annual showcase of summer projects undertaken by students within the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. You’ll be invited to give a 20-minute presentation on your project.

All the important dates and deadlines for 2024 can be found on the Dates and Deadlines page.

Find a SRIM project

Read more at: Pre-Approved Supervisors for SRIM projects

Pre-Approved Supervisors for SRIM projects

This page contains a list of Faculty members in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences (CMS) who have been pre-approved for supervising summer research project(s) in summer 2024.

Read more at: 2024 Summer Research in Maths (SRIM) Projects

2024 Summer Research in Maths (SRIM) Projects

Specific project opportunities for Summer Research in Maths (SRIM) are listed on this page.

Read more at: SRIM Expression of Interest form

SRIM Expression of Interest form

Students interested in participating in the SRIM programme should submit this form by Friday 23 February 2024.

Read more at: Dates and Deadlines for 2024

Dates and Deadlines for 2024

Important dates and deadlines for all 2024 summer project programmes.