Dear Mathematics Student:

Since 1977 I have directed forty summer undergraduate research
programs at the University of Minnesota Duluth. For 2021 Duluth will host a
program that provides free on-campus housing and up to $750 for travel expenses
for six participants for six weeks weeks to do research in combinatorics, combinatorial
number theory, and graph theory under the supervision of experienced researchers.
To be eligible for travel and housing support you must not have graduated by the
time you participate and you must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
Students with their own funding are eligible. Some institutions will provide
support for their students. Due to limited funding I cannot provide a stipend.
Many schools will provide support for their students. Please inquire about this.
Fifteen to twenty Duluth REU alumni will visit and participate in all activities.

It is my expectation that each participant will be the author or coauthor of a
research paper based on his or her work done in Duluth and that this paper will
be published in a well regarded journal.

The Duluth program offers a community-of-peers setting that emphasizes
developing the research ability of each student. Participants can work independently
or jointly with a Duluth REU alumni who is a graduate student. If COVID 19 restrictions
prevent an on-campus program it will run online

Duluth is a beautiful city over-looking Lake Superior. The cool summer weather,
clean air and clear water attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. There
is much to see and do in the surrounding area. There will be organized recreational
activities such as biking, rafting and hiking for program participants.

UMD has furnished apartments with private bedrooms, a bathroom,
kitchen and living room. The exact starting and ending dates for
the program are negotiable but the target dates are May 30
through July 9, 2021. The starting date is also negotiable
The application deadline February 19, 2021. Applicants must be submitted via
AMS Math Programs.

A list of the results of previous summer research programs, a list
of previous participants and their schools, and a detailed description
of the program are available

Applications can be submitted at


Joseph A. Gallian
Professor of Mathematics

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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