MSRI- 2023 SRiM Program Announcement

MSRI invites applications for the 2023 Summer Research in Mathematics (SRiM) program. This program provides space, funding, and the opportunity for in-person collaboration to small groups of mathematicians, especially women and gender-expansive individuals, whose ongoing research may have been disproportionately affected by various obstacles including family obligations, professional isolation, or access to funding. Through this effort, MSRI aims to mitigate the obstacles faced by these groups, improve the odds of research project completion, and deepen their research experience.

The ultimate goal of this program is to enhance the mathematical sciences as a whole by positively affecting the research and careers of all of its participants and assisting their efforts to maintain involvement in the research community.

Program Eligibility

  • Groups of two to six mathematicians with partial results on an established project may submit an application to the program.
  • Each member of the group must have a Ph.D. in mathematics or advanced graduate standing, and at least one team member must be U.S. based.
  • Each group may apply to be in residence at MSRI for a minimum of two weeks, though longer visits are possible. All members of the group must be in residence for the full duration of the visit.
  • Applicants may only apply as a member of one research group.
  • Participants are provided with lodging, all meals, and reimbursement of travel expenses. MSRI also has access to private sources of funding for researchers with children under age 17 to fully participate in its scientific activities.

For full program details, visit the website:

Applications will be made through MathPrograms beginning August 1, 2022 and require a Project Description and bio-sketch of each group member, as well as additional information (see program website for details). Applicants may only apply as a member of one research group.

  • Lodging at UC Berkeley, meals and reimbursement of travel expenses will be provided.

  • For participants with children, MSRI will provide funding that makes it possible for the member to fully take part in the program. This may be in the form of lodging and reimbursement of travel expenses for children who accompany the member to Berkeley, plus lodging and travel expenses for a caregiver. It may also take the form of reimbursement of additional expenses incurred if the children stay home, thus allowing the member to attend the program.

The deadline for application will be November 1, 2022. Decisions will be announced in mid-December 2022.

Support for this program is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Security Agency (NSA), Johnson Cha, Priscilla Chou, and Kristin Lauter. MSRI has been supported from its origins by the National Science Foundation, now joined by over 100 Academic Sponsor departments, by a range of private foundations, and by generous and farsighted individuals.