Duke University, Department of Mathematics

Program ID: Duke-GROW2023 [#1477]
Program Title: GROW 2023 - Duke University
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: Durham, North Carolina 27708-0320, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: finished (2023/05/14, finished 2024/03/09, listed until 2023/09/08)
Program Description:    

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

Graduate Research Opportunities Workshop (GROW) 2023 is a conference aimed at providing education and support to encourage the enrollment of and cultivate a future for women (cisgender, transgender, or woman-identified) and nonbinary individuals in graduate programs in the mathematical sciences, an underrepresented population. Through talks, panels, and opportunities for conversation and networking, we will explore the tremendous diversity of lives and careers that can be built upon a Ph.D. in these fields. GROW 2023 is open to all who are considering graduate school in the mathematical sciences in the U.S. who support the mission of GROW. Women and nonbinary undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

When and where is GROW 2023?

The conference takes place Friday October 20 - Sunday October 22 at Duke University in Durham, NC.

Participants will arrive Friday afternoon and depart Sunday afternoon. Formal activities will begin Friday evening and end Sunday at midday.

What is the cost of participation?

The conference is FREE for all accepted participants. We will cover airfare, provide accommodations, and arrange for meals.

What will the conference include?

  • Plenary speaker Melanie Matchett Wood, Harvard University

  • Featured lectures:

  • Panel discussions on graduate studies and research in mathematics:

    • How to apply to graduate school: nuts and bolts with grad directors

    • From Day 1 to PhD: student and mentor perspectives

    • Exploring a research landscape: what it’s like to live a research life

    • Life with a PhD: the very many ways we can use our quantitative skills

  • Celebratory dinner

  • Small group conversation and networking

  • Opportunities for mentoring by graduate students and faculty

Who can apply?

We welcome applications from anyone considering graduate school in the mathematical sciences in the U.S. who supports the mission of GROW. Women and nonbinary undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

To apply, complete the MathPrograms.org application and submit the following:

  • One (1) letter of recommendation

  • A copy of an unofficial undergraduate transcript

Applications are now due Friday September 8. Applications that are missing any components by that deadline unfortunately cannot be considered. Accepted applicants will be notified by approximately September 11.

For questions, please contact grow@math.duke.edu.  

Conference website: https://sites.duke.edu/grow2023

GROW 2023 will take place at Duke University. Organizers are Lillian Pierce and Shira Viel, and we thank the Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke for program management support, as well as the Duke Mathematics Department administration.

GROW 2023 is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Duke University Office of the Provost, the Duke University Trinity College of Arts & Sciences Office of the Dean, the Duke University Dean of Natural Sciences, and finally the Duke University Department of Mathematics and the Chair of Duke Mathematics. We further thank the Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke University for program management support and meeting space.

GROW 2023 supports the Welcoming Environment and Diversity and Inclusion Statements of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM).

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

Further Info:
email address
Duke University
Department of Mathematics
120 Science Drive
117 Physics Building
Campus Box 90320
Durham, NC 27708-0320