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AMS Math in Moscow Scholarship program

This is a special scholarship program primarily for undergraduate mathematics or computer science majors to cover some of the costs associated with attendance for one semester of study in the Math in Moscow program conducted jointly by the Independent University of Moscow (IUM), the Higher School of Economics (HSE) Faculty of Mathematics and the Moscow Center for Continuous Mathematical Education (MCCME). Funding for these scholarships is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and they are administered by the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

Scholarship Information

  • Each scholarship for Spring 2016 will be US$9,800 and is meant to cover some of the costs of attending the Math in Moscow program.
  • Five scholarships are available per semester.
  • Undergraduate or graduate mathematics or computer science majors may apply.
  • Students must be either U.S. citizens or enrolled at a U.S. institution at the time they attend the Math in Moscow program in order to apply for the scholarship, due to NSF restrictions.
  • Students must be willing to participate in an eight-year longitudinal survey in order to accept a scholarship.  The longitudinal survey is part of the NSF grant that funds these scholarships, and its purpose is to track student outcomes through graduate school and/or early-career paths following attendance in the Math in Moscow program.

About the Math in Moscow Program

  • The Math in Moscow program was created in 2001 to provide foreign students (primarily from the U.S., Canada and Europe) with a semester-long, mathematically intensive program of study in the Russian tradition.  The main feature of the Russian tradition of teaching mathematics has always been the development of a creative approach to studying mathematics from the outset, the emphasis being on problem solving rather than memorizing theorems.  Indeed, discovering mathematics under the guidance of an experienced teacher is a central principle of the program and so the Math in Moscow program emphasizes in-depth understanding of carefully selected material rather than broad surveys of large quantities of material.  Even in the treatment of the most traditional subjects, students are helped to explore significant connections with contemporary research topics.
  • The program's instructors are internationally recognized research mathematicians with experience teaching in English, typically in the U.S. or Canada.
  • All instruction is in English.
  • Classes are small, offering individual attention to all students.
  • Students have the opportunity to take directed study courses outside of the normal list of course offerings.
  • Questions about the Math in Moscow program?  Students who are interested in this program, but would like to learn more about it from an alumnus of the program, should send an email.  Please use this for questions about the program itself, such as questions about the courses, the academic value of the program, preparations for going on the program, living and traveling in Russia, etc.  See below for queries regarding the scholarship program.

Application Information

  • Students must apply to both the Math in Moscow program and to the AMS Math in Moscow Scholarship program in order to be eligible for the scholarship.  Please visit the Math in Moscow program web site for application deadlines, tuition costs and other information about the Math in Moscow program.
  • Deadlines for the Scholarship program: April 15 for the following fall semester and September 15 for the following spring semester.
  • The Scholarship application for Spring 2016 will be available on June, 5, 2015. Please check back here at that time for the link. Alternatively, you can go to www.mathprograms.org to search for the program and apply.
  • Questions about applying for a scholarship?  Contact the AMS Membership and Programs Department with any questions at 800-321-4267, ext. 4113, or submit an inquiry.

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