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How to Propose a Summer Graduate Workshop at MSRI

How to Propose a Summer Graduate Workshop at MSRI Every summer MSRI organizes several summer graduate workshops (usually two weeks each), most of which are held at MSRI. Attending one of these workshops can be a very motivating and exciting experience for a student: participants have often said that it was the first experience where they felt like real mathematicians, interacting with other students and mathematicians in their field.

To be considered for the summer of year n+1 proposals should be submitted by October 31 of year n-1.  All proposals will be considered by the Institute's Scientific Advisory Committee.

A proposal should contain:


  1. A short summary of what is going on in the field; especially what makes it suitable for a Summer Graduate Workshop aimed at graduate students with a wide range of backgrounds.
  2. A list of organizers, main lectures, and TAs, for the workshop.
  3. Any known information about other recent or proposed workshops or programs in the same area.
  4. A detailed description of the 2-weeks planned activities. (e.g. lectures, problem sessions, lab sessions, evening (if applicable) work sessions…)

Proposals can be submitted to the Deputy Director or any member of the Scientific Advisory Committee with a copy to proposals AT msri.org.