Fairfield University, Mathematics

Program ID: 138-REU [#1116]
Program Title: Fairfield REU
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: Fairfield, Connecticut 06824, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Number Theory
Application Deadline: 2021/04/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/03/20, listed until 2021/09/18)
Program Description:    

This summer research program at Fairfield University is a multi-faceted seven-week full-time program (May 31  - July 16, 2021*) focusing on graph theory, combinatorics, number theory and their current applications in mathematics and other scientific disciplines. The program will prepare undergraduate students for a career in mathematics research and offer unique opportunities for them to fully immerse in the mathematical professional and academic communities. The program will first introduce fundamental concepts and programming tools, following which students will be divided into smaller groups to investigate research problems. The program will include professional development mentorship, including seminars talks from invited speakers, weekly discussions on career in mathematics, guidance on future REU applications, graduate school, and financial aid applications, and conferences and travel grants. Students will write a manuscript and submit it to a journal for publication and will present their research results at national and local conferences, including a colloquium at Fairfield University. 

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2021 and continue until all positions are filled.


  •  Ethnic minorities (African-Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders).
  • students must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or U.S. territories.
  • Preference will be given to sophomores and freshmen.
  • Students must have taken a proof based course.
Students will be provided room and board at Fairfield University, a $3500 stipend, and conference travel support.

For questions, please contact Professors Liyang Zhang (lzhang2@fairfield.edu) or Zhanar Berikkyzy (zberikkyzy@fairfield.edu).

* Dates are subject to change due to Covid-19 restrictions. Program may run remotely.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following item online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the program description.

Further Info:
Department of Mathematics
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, Connecticut 06824

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