Graduate Scholars in Mathematics (GSM)
Building an Inclusive Mathematical Community
Thanks to a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Mathematics is pleased to offer its Graduate Scholars in Mathematics program for qualified students that contribute to the University of Kentucky's compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity within the University of Kentucky's student body. Our interest in diversity includes, but is not limited to, race or ethnic origin, gender, religion, gender identity, and disabiliy. It also includes first-generation students, students from low-income families, students from rural Appalachian communities, and other students with a history of overcoming adversity. These scholarships will be available beginning with the entering doctoral class of Fall 2015. Students from Appalachian counties in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are strongly encouraged to apply to the Graduate Scholars in Mathematics Program. Please see www.arc.gov/counties for a complete list of the Appalachian counties.
Graduate Scholars in Mathematics receive extra support during the critical first two years of graduate study in order to master graduate-level mathematics and move quickly into doctoral research. Scholars receive fellowship support for the spring term in each of the first two years, allowing them to concentrate more fully on study and research. Scholars also receive a summer research fellowships in each of the first two years to master the craft of mathematics research under the supervision of a faculty member. Scholars travel with full funding to professional meetings of the AMS, MAA, and SIAM, and network with alumni mentors in academe, business and government.
Benefits of the program include:
- A $5,000 scholarship and reduced teaching responsibilities in the spring term of the first year of residency
- Professional development modules on research tools, grant writing, communicating mathematics, and career options in the mathematical sciences
- An intensive learning seminar to prepare for preliminary examinations in June of the first year
- A $5,000 summer fellowship and REG (Research Experiences for Graduates) summer program after successful completion of the first year
- A $5,000 scholarship in the spring term of the second year of residency
- A $5,000 summer research fellowship and supervised research with a faculty member after successful completion of the second year of residence
- Close interaction with successful alumni in academe, industry, and government through teleconferencing and social media
Please see the page Who Is Eligible? for further eligibility information.
Alumni Mentors will include:
Dr. Joel Kilty, Assistant Professor, Centre College
Dr. Glenn Lilly, Chief of Mathematics Research, National Security Agency
Dr. Erin Militzer, EDGE Fellow and Assistant Professor at Bloomsburg University
Dr. Sonja Petrovic, Assistant Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology
Dr. Joshua Roberts, Assistant Professor, Georgia Gwinnet College
Dr. Justin Taylor, Assistant Professor, Murray State University
Dr. Pat Quillen, Computational Scientist, MathWorks Inc.
Dr. Wendy Weber, Professor, Central College
For further information about the Graduate Scholars in Mathematics program, please contact:
Professor Peter Perry, Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Mathematics
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0027
Phone (toll free): (800) 357-1113
Cell phone: (859) 361-7725
For further information about graduate study in Mathematics at the University of Kentucky, please see:
This program is made possible by a generous grant from the National Science Foundation (DUE-1356253)