Department of Mathematics, Duke University

Program ID: Duke-REU2015 [#338]
Program Title: 2015 Summer Research in Mathematical Biology
Program Location: Durham, North Carolina 27708-0320, United States [map]
Application Deadline: finished (posted 2014/12/03, updated 2016/03/06, listed until 2015/09/01)
Program Description:    

*** this program has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Applications are welcomed for a summer program in mathematical biology at Duke University supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. To be eligible you must be a Duke University undergraduate in good standing and be a U. S. citizen or permanent resident.

The 2015 program has two parts. The research program will be in session from May 14 until June 26, 2015. The stipend is $3500 and each student is responsible for his or her own housing. This research experience is full time, so student researchers may not take any classes or receive other renumeration during that time.

In the second part of the program, student researchers will be supported to attend a mathematical biology conference at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute at Ohio State, August 11 until August 15, 2015. At the conference, student researchers will present a poster of their summer research, attend lectures, and learn about graduate programs in mathematical biology from program representatives.

Each student will complete a research project under the direction of a faculty member and will write a report on the project. Applicants are asked about their interests in the application and the Selection Committee will attempt to match their interests with those of appropriate faculty members. In some cases, graduate students may assist with the project. All summer research students will give lectures on their projects to each other and will receive mentoring in public speaking and slide preparation.

We expect to fund eight summer research projects. Majors or intended majors in math or any of the science disciplines are welcome to apply. Applications will be accepted at any time up to the end of the April, 2015. However, we will have a rolling admissions process and expect to start making decisions after January 15, 2015, so it is wise to apply early.


To see the projects from 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, go to

For more information, contact professor Michael Reed (

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:
Mathematics Department
Duke University, Box 90320
Durham, NC 27708-0320

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