Division of Science





Department of Mathematics
The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

Phone: (212) 650-5346
Fax: (212) 650-6294

Rich Research Experience Scholarship

The Dr. Barnett and Jean Hollander Rich Research Experience Scholarship, in amounts up to $8000, are awarded annually to upper division mathematics majors or Master's students who participate in summer research programs such as NSF's Research Experience for Undergraduates.

Summer research experiences typically pay stipends of $3000 to $4000 to student participants. This supplement will pay participants additional stipends to bring the total support for students participating in such research experiences up to $8000.

Details and requirements are listed below.

Research programs:

This supplement is offered for participation in Research Experiences lasting at least six weeks in length and which offer financial support to participants. Example programs include NSF sponsored REU programs but many other research programs are possible as well.

It is recommended that you reach out to a faculty member to help decide which programs to apply to. Many summer research programs have applications due in February.


To be supported by a Rich Research Experience Scholarship:

  • You must be an undergraduate mathematics major or mathematics master's student. Alternatively, you can be a recent CCNY graduate. You are eligible to apply within a year of graduation.
  • You must have at least a GPA of 3.0. (Applicants with a Math GPA of 3.5 or higher in advanced courses completed at CCNY are preferred.)
  • You must have a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). (If you do not have one of these then we can not pay you through the program, but the department may be able to help you get an ITIN. Speak with Jason Redman.)
  • Participants in the Rich Summer Internship program are not eligible for this program.
  • You must have been accepted by a research experience program and have a selected a full-time faculty mentor to work with you when you finish that program.

Faculty mentor:

In order to qualify for these funds, students must select a full-time faculty mentor from the Mathematics Department. (These faculty are listed under the heading "Faculty" on our people page.) Ideally, this faculty member will have expertise in the research topics of the research program you will participate in.

This faculty mentor will agree to discuss your research experience when you return, and guide you in writing up a report on the experience. The faculty member may have additional research-related expectations.

Faculty mentors will receive an honorarium.

Application process:

After you receive your acceptance to a research program, you can apply for a Rich Research Experience Scholarship by filling out this application form. Your faculty mentor must also sign this form.

Attach your invitation to participate in the summer research program to the application form. This invitation letter should indicate the amount of money the program will pay you for your participation.

Applications for programs taking place in Summer 2019 are due by April 19th, 2019.

Submit applications to:
Rich Summer Internship Committee
Department of Mathematics, NAC 8133
The City College of New York
New York, NY 10031

Your application will be evaluated by the Scholarship Committee, which will decide who will be granted Rich Research Experience Scholarships. These awards will be given in competition with the Rich Summer Internships. But, we anticipate that we will be able to support most students admitted to research experiences through this program.

Award and expectations:

The Rich Supplement and the payments received from the research program will add up to $8,000. (The total amount received may also be limited by the cost of attendance limit set by CCNY.)

This award is contingent upon successfully completing the research program on your application form.

At the conclusion of the research experience, participants are expected to submit a written report approved by their CCNY faculty mentor, of no less than three pages, describing the nature of their summer work and summarizing their accomplishments. This report is due by August 9th, 2019, and the final payment for the scholarship will be made once you submit the report.

An additional $250 will be given if a poster is presented at the CCAPP Annual Poster Presentation event (typically in November), but is only available for undergraduates. This event would be a chance for you to present your work to various faculty and students at CCNY. You are also encouraged to pursue other avenues to present your work.