Hamilton Trust Summer Internship Programme 2017

Thanks to a generous donation from the Hamilton Trust as well as support from the School of Mathematics, we are excited to announce a mathematics research internship programme this summer. The programme will take place for 6 weeks from the beginning of June until mid-July 2017. Maths, TP, and TSM Maths undergraduates of any year can apply for this programme. It is envisaged that for the whole period of the programme interns will work on a research project in maths under the supervision of a member of staff (the main condition is that the project has mathematical content; supervision by TCD staff members outside School of Maths is in principle permitted). We welcome applications from individual students, as well as small groups (up to 3 students); some prospective supervisors might have projects for which a small group of interns would be better fit. The interns will receive a moderate amount of financial support over the course of the programme (800/1400/1800 euro for 1/2/3 person project).

Before applying you should discuss a project with your intended supervisor, someone who is likely to be around for at least a portion of the time. It is expected that during the term of an internship a weekly seminar will take place, which all interns are required to attend; moreover, each intern will give a seminar talk introducing the topic of their project. It is believed that research internships are of potential benefit to all students, not just those with the strongest exam record, and the selection process will not rely on exam marks; however, the quality of actual proposed projects will be taken into account when making the final decision on funding.

Typically, students should inquire directly to potential supervisors to see if they have a project they would consider supervising. In addition to filling in this application, please e-mail a PDF file with a short (up to one page using font size 11) description of proposed research project to the address maths.internships@gmail.com.

Please apply by 5pm on Wednesday 15 March 2017. Late applications will not be considered.

If you have any questions, please email lrolen@maths.tcd.ie

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