GROW, Northwestern University

Program ID: 68-GROW2017 [#554]
Program Title: GROW 2017
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: Evanston, Illinois 60208, United States [map]
Application Deadline: finished (posted 2017/04/01, updated 2017/02/22, listed until 2017/09/01)
Program Description:    

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

Graduate Research Opportunities for Women (GROW) 2017 is a conference for women-identified students interested in graduate school in the mathematical sciences.

When and where is GROW 2017?

GROW 2017 Conference: October 13-15, 2017 – Northwestern University, Evanston Campus

Participants arrive Friday evening and depart Sunday afternoon. Formal activities begin Saturday morning. 

What does GROW 2017 cost? 

We will reimburse travel expenses and accommodation for all participants; meals will be provided.

Activities include:

  • Research Lectures
  • Banquet Dinner with a Keynote Speaker
  • Panel Discussions on mathematical sciences:  Getting into Graduate School; Careers in Academia; Research in Mathematics
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Help with preparing applications for graduate school, REU’s, and Semester Long Programs
  • Opportunities for mentoring by graduate students and faculty
  • Meet previous GROW participants and hear about their experiences

Who can apply?

  • Are you currently an undergraduate woman (cis-gendered, transgendered, or woman-identified) or nonbinary individual?
  • Will you be an undergraduate in academic year 2017-2018?
  • Are you thinking about graduate school in mathematics?
  • Do you want to know more about graduate school in mathematics?
  • Do you want advice on preparing yourself for graduate school?
  • Do you want to know more about mathematical careers in academia?
To apply, complete the application and submit the following:
  • One (1) letter of recommendation
  • A copy of an unofficial undergraduate transcript
Review of applications begins on June 1, 2017 and acceptances will be made on a rolling basis.  Any application completed by September 1, 2017 will receive full consideration.

For questions, please contact

Organizers: Laura DeMarco, Ezra Getzler, Paul GoerssBryna Kra     |    Made possible by The Graduate School of Northwestern University,  the Office of the Provost-Northwestern University,  the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences-Northwestern University, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Mathematics-Northwestern University.  In cooperation with the Association for Women in Mathematics.

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

Further Info:
Northwestern University
Department of Mathematics
2033 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208

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