The EDGE Foundation

Program ID: EDGE-EDGE2022UK [#1198]
Program Title: EDGE 2022 Summer Program (UK Applicants)
Program Type: Other
Program Location: Oxford, OX1 3JP, United Kingdom [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2022/02/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/11/22, finished 2022/08/06)
Program Description:    

*** this program has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Note: This application is only for women who plan to enroll in a postgraduate programme in the UK in Autumn 2022. For applicants from the US, visit this application.

The 2022 EDGE Summer Program will be held July 10 – August 6, 2022 at the University of Oxford's Mathematical Institute and St John's College, Oxford, UK (pending funding and COVID developments). The programme will cover all travel, room, and board expenses, and participants will receive a stipend.

The EDGE Summer Program is a four-week, residential session that takes place at a different university each year. Programme participants attend daily lectures in subjects such as Algebra, Measure Theory, Numerical Linear Algebra, and Real Analysis, as well as interact with research mathematics. EDGE coursework is designed to prepare participants for postgraduate research and qualification exams, while also providing practical experience in a rigorous academic setting. Participants delve deeper into these subjects through collaborative daily problem sessions, with guidance from EDGE mentors, who are current postgraduate students and often EDGE alumnae. Participants attend research talks by female mathematicians and have opportunities to interact with them.

The EDGE Summer Program will require all participants to be fully vaccinated by the time of acceptance.

Eligibility Applicants to the programme should be women who: 1) are applying for postgraduate study in the mathematical sciences or 2) just completed their first year in a postgraduate programme in the mathematical sciences. Women from underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. Final acceptance to the programme is contingent upon enrollment in postgraduate in the UK in Autumn 2022. 

To apply, please fill out the cover sheet, and submit the following: 
  • A short (two to three paragraphs) personal statement describing your academic goals and the expected value of the EDGE Summer Program in achieving those goals. In this statement, describe your personal and professional experiences that will enhance and contribute to the diversity of the EDGE community.
  • A current CV or resume. 
  • A graduate transcript and, if applicable, a transcript of your postgraduate work. 
  • 2 letters of reference from people who can speak to your ability to succeed in postgraduate school. Your letter-writers will be emailed instructions on how to upload their letter to MathPrograms. Please email your letter-writers the following sentences: 
I am asking you to provide a brief letter of reference to support my application to The EDGE Program. The mission of this programme is to strengthen the ability of women to successfully complete postgraduate programmes in the mathematical sciences. The programme would appreciate your candid opinion of me as a student, including in what capacity you have worked with me, my potential for success in postgraduate in the mathematical sciences, how the EDGE Summer Program might benefit me, and how I will benefit the EDGE Summer Program. For more information about the Summer Program, please see

Application Deadline: February 1, 2022. 

If you are not applying to postgraduate in the fall, or have been in postgraduate for more than one year, then you are not eligible for EDGE 2022. Please email us if you have questions.

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

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