Emory University, Mathematics and Computer Science

48 715Program ID: EmoryREU-SPIRIT2018 [#715]
Program Title: Spirit of Ramanujan STEM Talent Initiative: A Global Search
Program Type: Fellowship or grant
Program Location: Atlanta, Georgia 30322, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2019/05/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2018/09/25, finished 2019/12/01, listed until 2019/06/25)
Program Description:    

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The Spirit of Ramanujan Math Talent Initiative is presented by Ken Ono, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics at Emory University; Art of Problem Solving; Expii, the open, personalized learning platform; and the Templeton World Charity Foundation, in conjunction with Pressman Film, producers of the motion picture The Man Who Knew Infinity. The Spirit of Ramanujan Math STEM Talent Initiative strives to find undiscovered STEM talent around the world.

The creators of the Spirit of Ramanujan Math Talent Initiative were inspired by the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a gifted mathematician and the subject of the film. In 1913, Ramanujan, a poor Hindu college dropout who was self-taught in mathematics, reached out to renowned British mathematician G.H. Hardy in his search for mathematical peers and colleagues. Hardy was so astonished by Ramanujan’s mathematical theories that he invited Ramanujan to Cambridge to study and collaborate. From the start, Ramanujan was fighting against the odds because of his poverty, his location, and the inflexibility of formal schooling. Yet with his brilliant mind, his dreams, and the support of the mathematical community, he defied those odds and went on to change the future of mathematics. Together with Hardy, Ramanujan innovated vast tracts of mathematics before returning to India in fragile health. Tragically, he died at 32, leaving three enigmatic notebooks that drive cutting-edge research to this day.

Selected individuals will be awarded Templeton-Ramanujan Scholarly Development Prizes and/or Fellowships to use for furthering their educational pursuits and development.

In the spirit of Ramanujan, fellowship recipients will be offered financial support that can be spent on approved summer research/training in STEM subjects such as Awesome Math, Canada/USA Mathcamp, Modern Mathematics, PROMYS, Ross Mathematics, the REU in Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory at Emory University, to name a few. Applicants must apply independently to such programs, and a SOR application does not guarantee acceptance to the aforementioned programs. Although awards will be made on a rolling basis (until May 30, 2019), all completed applications received by December 31, 2018 will be given full consideration.

Applications Include:

(*) Cover Letter which summarizes a candidate's dreams, goals, and wishes. This letter must explain how an award would be used.

(*) Research Statement which offers examples of a candidate's accomplishments and mathematical creativity.

(*) Two reference Letters

(*) Curriculum Vitae/Resume

(*) Academic Transcripts (unofficial ok)

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:
404 727 5120
Dept of Mathematics and Computer Science
Emory University
400 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322

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