University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Mathematics

Program ID: UCLA-DHBSRI1 [#1523]
Program Title: David Harold Blackwell Summer Research Institute
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: California, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Mathematics/Computer Science
Application Deadline: 2024/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup* (listed until 2024/01/15)
Program Description:   URMs  

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Applicants must be undergraduate students. Preference will be given to applicants in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year. 

The David Harold Blackwell Summer Research Institute is a six-week competitive summer activity designed to provide research experience to talented undergraduate students. Students will conduct research in Applied Probability, Analysis, or Theoretical Computer Science, under the supervision of faculty members who are experts in these areas. 

The David Harold Blackwell Summer Research Institute will take place on the UCLA, UC Berkeley and Stanford campuses, from June 17 to July 26, 2024. The last week of the program includes a trip to Berkeley, where all program participants will meet with each other and share their work, hosted by the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing. We aim to honor Blackwell’s legacy by attempting to increase the number of undergraduate students who aspire to achieve his level of excellence and widen participation of African-Americans in obtaining PhDs in the mathematical sciences. Below are the active faculty involved creating and fostering this program. 

Todd Coleman, Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford 

Wilfrid Gangbo, Professor of Mathematics, UCLA

Jelani Nelson, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley 

During the program, each participant will: 

- conduct research at one of the California campuses under the direction of a faculty member.

- receive funding for six weeks of living expenses and housing allowance at the host institution. 

- receive funding for one round-trip travel to California. Those mentees not in Berkeley will receive additional funding for week 5 travel to Berkeley, to meet with each other.

After the six-week program, each participant will: 

- continue receiving advice from their program mentor for graduate school applications. 

- get connected as needed to students with more experience 

Application Requirements: 

1. Transcript 

2. Two Letters of Reference (to be submitted online by the reference writers at this site) 

3. CV 

4. Statement of Purpose 

5. Diversity Statement

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

Further Info:
email address
Department of Mathematics
Los Angeles, CA 90095