Loyola University Chicago

Mathematics and Statistics

Summer Opportunities

Math/Stat Summer Opportunities

Below, you will find a collection of summer opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics, statistics, and related fields. If you stumble across other opportunities that you'd like Loyola students to be made aware of, don't hesitate to contact webadmin@math.luc.edu with the relevant information.

Mathematics REU Programs (Summer 2013)

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a number of programs offering research experiences for undergraduates (REUs) in the Mathematical Sciences. The main goal of these programs is to introduce students (usually those who will be either juniors or seniors during the next academic year) to research topics in Mathematics; they last anywhere between four and eight weeks during the summer. 

It is still possible to apply for financial support (which typically includes travel and local expenses, as well as a stipend) to participate in these programs during Summer 2013. The selection process is highly competitive, and in most cases consists of an application form, and two or three letters of recommendation from faculty who are familiar with the applicants' abilities.
If you have successfully taken or are currently taking advanced (300 level) Mathematics/Statistics classes (and especially if you are seriously thinking about pursuing graduate studies in the future), do browse the lists of current REUs maintained by the NSF, AMS, and SIAM at




and consider applying to those that may be of interest to you. Note that there will be a lot of intersection among the three lists. If you decide to apply, please don't hesitate to contact any of your professors in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics with any questions that you might have. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can.
For your convenience, below we give a selection from the ever-changing lists above (updated January 15, 2013), funded by NSF or agencies/institutions: