The Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Minnesota Duluth


The objective of the program is to provide an opportunity for nine
undergraduate students to learn firsthand the nature of mathematical
research. The participants will conduct independent investigations,
under the guidance of experienced researchers, on problems in
combinatorics, number theory, and graph theory.

Dates: May 27 - August 2, 2018
Stipend: $4000 for the full 10 week period
Allowances: Travel up to $750; living expenses $1000; free on-campus apartment housing
Location: University of Minnesota Duluth
Deadline: February 14, 2018

Applicants will be selected on the basis of motivation, scholarly aptitude, and a projection
of the likely benefits to the participant and the program. To qualify an applicant must be U.S.
citizen (or national) or have permanent resident status.

The exact starting and ending dates as well as the length of stay are negotiable. There will be
organized social and recreational activities such as biking, rafting and hiking.

Applications will be accepted when funding is approved at


A complete application consists of the standard cover sheet (ignore current title/dates",
"highest degree/institution/dates"), two letters of recommendation; and date of birth);
a transcript (it need not be official) OR a list of all college/university level
courses with grades; a statement explaining your interest in combinatorics, number theory, and graph
theory, your long-term career plans, any experiences that especially qualify you for participation, your
current institution, and your expected date of graduation. If applicable, include information about your
performance in math competitions such as the USAMO and the Putnam.
Detailed information about past Duluth REUs is available at

Note. In accordance with the new REU consortium rule, applicants will not be
required to accept or decline an offer before March 8, 2018.

Joseph A. Gallian, Program Director
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, MN 55812
(218) 726-7576 Fax: 218-726-8399

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access
to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national
origin, handicap, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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