[grads] Fwd: Please forward to Ph.D. students: NSF Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship opportunities

Shuwang Li sli at math.iit.edu
Wed Dec 13 16:36:11 CST 2017

Dear Students,

See below for NSF internship opportunities,


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From: Henry Warchall <hwarchal at nsf.gov>
Date: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 4:30 PM
Subject: Please forward to Ph.D. students: NSF Mathematical Sciences
Graduate Internship opportunities
To: DMSNEWS at listserv.nsf.gov

Dear Colleagues:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Mathematical Sciences
(DMS) aims to provide opportunities to enrich the training of graduate
doctoral students in the Mathematical Sciences through the provision of a
NSF DMS funded summer research internship program. Towards this objective,
DMS has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
(ORISE) which is managed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) for
the Department of Energy, to establish the NSF Mathematical Sciences
Graduate Internship program.

The immediate goal of the program is to fund approximately twenty
internships, primarily at the National Laboratories. The longer-term goals
are to expand the program and to include private industries and nonprofit
organizations as hosts. The program is intended to introduce doctoral
students in mathematics to interesting applications of mathematical or
statistical theories outside of academia. The internships are aimed at
students who are interested in understanding the application of advanced
mathematical and statistical techniques to "real world" problems,
regardless of whether they plan to pursue an academic or nonacademic career.

The NSF Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship program is expected to
have significant benefits for several groups of stakeholders, including:

* For all participating graduate students: Enhanced understanding of their
research areas in a broader context.

* For graduate students who pursue academic careers: Preparation to take
mathematical inspiration from problems in disciplines outside of the
mathematical sciences, allowing them to initiate development of new areas
in mathematical sciences; preparation to serve as links in their future
faculty appointments between academics and the
realm; and preparation to advise their future students on the full range of
possible career paths that exist with training in the mathematical sciences.

* For graduate students who pursue careers outside academics: Better
preparation for, and knowledge of, a wide range of career paths in areas of
business, industry, government, and non-profits where the mathematical
sciences play increasingly important roles.

* For faculty: Ph.D. interns who return to the academic setting with
enhanced understanding of the research area in a broader context.

* For academic departments: Enhanced ties to activities outside the
university, and better career opportunities for graduate students.

* For the mathematical sciences community: Demonstration of the impact of
an enriched training for doctoral students generally.

Students in full-time enrollment as a graduate student at an accredited US
college or university located in the US during the 2017-2018 academic year
will be considered. They should be pursuing a doctoral degree in the
mathematical sciences and be able to provide two relevant letters of
recommendation. These letters should address the student's academic record
and potential for success in an internship, as indicated by communication
and teamwork skills.

Further details and the application procedure is described at:

Application deadline: January 31, 2018


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