What do GSM Fellows Do?
Graduate Scholars in Mathematics pursue the same doctoral program, and satisfy the same requirements, as all doctoral students in Mathematics. They receive additional financial support and additional mentoring to help them move quickly and successfully through the crucial first two years of graduate study and transition more quickly into research.
In the first year, GSM fellows receive:
(1) A $5,000 fellowship and reduced teaching load during the spring term of the first year of residence. This support will help students study for the first round of preliminary examinations in June of the first year.
(2) A $5,000 summer research fellowship for the summer after the first year of residence.
Subject to good progress in the first year, GSM fellows will also receive:
(1) A $5,000 fellowship and reduced teaching load during the spring term of the second year of residence. This support will help students solidfy their grasp of graduate-level mathematics and study for remaining preliminary examinations in June of the second year.
(2) A $5,000 summer research fellowship after the second year of residence.
The GSM program also provides funds for travel to professional meetings of the American Mathematical Society, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the Mathematical Association of America, and other professional societies.
To help fellows build a learning community, explore career options in the mathematical sciences, and learn professional skills, fellows will also:
(1) Participate in a one-week, supplementary orientation prior to the first week of classes in Year 1
(2) Participate in preparatory courses for the preliminary exams led by senior graduate students, in May of Year 1 and January of Year 2
(3) Network with alumni mentors in academe, industry, and government