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MSRI-UP 2014 Application Information

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Applications for the 2014 program may be
submitted November 15, 2013 - March 1, 2014.

Applications for MSRI-UP 2014 should be submitted via the MathPrograms listing, which lists the required application materials. 

Due to funding restrictions, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply, and the program cannot accept foreign students regardless of funding.  In addition, students who have already graduated or will have graduated with a bachelor's degree by June 16, 2014 are not eligible to apply.  Applications submitted by February 15, 2014 will receive full consideration.  (Applications submitted after February 15, 2014 but by March 1, 2014 may still be considered in a second round of acceptances.)  We hope to begin making offers for participation in late February or early March.  

Requests for additional information can be obtained by sending e-mail to msriup@msri.org

A complete application consists of five items, all of which should be submitted through the MathPrograms website.  These items are:

  1. Transcripts.
    Upload a copy of your transcripts showing courses and grades from all post-secondary institutions that you have attended. Unofficial copies (as long as they are legible) of transcripts are acceptable. Transcripts should contain Fall 2013 grades.
  2. Statement of Interest.
    Write a personal statement (300 - 800 words) addressing your interest in mathematics, science, engineering, or some other related discipline, and why you would like to participate in the 2014 MSRI-UP. You may write in any style, but try to address the origins of your interest in mathematics and science, experiences (school-related and other) that have particularly stimulated you, and future educational and career plans and aspirations.  Also, if you are currently attending a two-year institution, provide the name of the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer and the date when you plan to transfer in your statement.
  3. Faculty Reference Letter of Recommendation.
    Your Faculty Reference should be someone from whom you have taken a class or with whom you have done independent mathematical or scientific work. The person you identify as the Faculty Reference on the MathPrograms website will be notified to fill out an on-line form and upload a letter of recommendation. Although the person will be notified automatically by email, it is the student's responsibility to make sure the letter is uploaded in time. The student should contact the Faculty Reference to verify that he/she has been contacted by MathPrograms.
  4. List of Mathematics/Science Courses Taken with Grades.
    Please list all mathematics and science courses taken starting with the most recent.  State the Course Number, Course Title, Term Taken, Grade Received, and Institution where you took the course.

  5. Description of Previous Summer Research Experience.