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MSRI accepts applications or registrations for the following programs and opportunities. For full details, please see the pages linked below.

Propose a Program or Activity

We also invite proposals from the mathematical community for Scientific Programs, Summer Graduate Schools, Hot Topics Workshops, and Critical Issues in Mathematics Education (CIME) Workshops.

Scientific Programs

MSRI organizes and hosts semester-length collaborative research programs that become the leading edge in that field of study. Mathematicians worldwide come to the Institute to engage in the research of classical fundamental mathematics, modern applied mathematics, statistics, computer science and other mathematical sciences. MSRI uses MathJobs to process applications for its positions. Interested candidates must apply online at www.mathjobs.org/jobs/MSRI beginning August 1 of each year.

2021-22 Application Deadlines:

Offsite Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021-22

Because of the likely crisis in academic jobs caused by the pandemic, the Simons Foundation is generously providing support for one-year postdoctoral positions in the mathematical sciences, beginning in Fall 2021. Four of these positions will be distributed through the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI). The positions will not be hosted at MSRI in Berkeley, California; they will take place at a mentor's home institution in the United States.

Application Deadline: To receive full consideration, it is essential that all application materials, including letters of support, be in place at the MathJobs website by December 1, 2020.

Scientific Workshops

Each year, MSRI hosts a number of workshops (conferences) related to our scientific programs as well as topical workshops.

Workshop Registration Deadlines: Please see individual workshop webpages for details.

Workshop Funding Application Deadlines: Funding awards are typically made eight weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadlines are considered only if additional funds become available.

African Diaspora Joint Mathematics Workshop (ADJOINT)

ADJOINT is a two-week summer activity designed for researchers with a Ph.D. degree in the mathematical and statistical sciences who are interested in conducting research in a collegial environment. The main objective of ADJOINT is to provide opportunities for in-person research collaboration to U.S. mathematical and statistical scientists, especially those from the African Diaspora, who will work in small groups with research leaders on various research projects.

Summer 2021 Application Deadline: Applications received by December 15, 2020 will receive full consideration.

Summer Research in Mathematics Program

MSRI's Summer Research in Mathematics 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.

Summer 2021 Application Deadline: Due to ongoing disruptions from COVID-19, this program will not be accepting applications for Summer 2021. Instead, applicants who received invitation offers for Summer 2020 are invited to join us in Berkeley.

Summer Graduate Schools

Every summer MSRI organizes several summer graduate schools (usually two weeks each), some of which are held at MSRI and others at partner institutions around the world.

Summer 2021 Application Deadline: Graduate students must be nominated by their Director of Graduate Studies. Nominations will be accepted beginning at 10:00am Pacific Time on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. MSRI accepts nominees on a first-come first-served basis up to the limits of the capacity of each summer school.

MSRI Undergraduate Program (MSRI-UP)

The MSRI Undergraduate Program (MSRI-UP) is a comprehensive summer program designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of university-level mathematics courses and would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences.

Summer 2021 Application Deadline: Applications submitted by February 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. (Applications submitted after February 15, 2021 but by March 1, 2021 may still be considered in a second round of acceptances.)

Questions? Contact us at msri-inquiries@msri.org.