Graduate Research Opportunities for Women

What is GROW?

Graduate Research Opportunities for Women (GROW) is a conference for women-identified students interested in graduate school in the mathematical sciences.

When and where is GROW 2016?

GROW 2016 Conference: October 14-16, 2016 – Northwestern University, Evanston Campus

Participants arrive Friday evening and depart Sunday afternoon. Formal activities begin Saturday morning. See the Schedule of Events for more details.

What does GROW 2016 cost? 

We will reimburse travel expenses and accommodation for all participants; meals will be provided.

Activities include:

  • Research Lectures by Nancy Rodriguez-Bunn, Antonio Auffinger, and Teena Gerhardt
  • Banquet Dinner with a Keynote Speaker Dusa McDuff, Barnard College, Columbia University.
  • Panel Discussions on mathematical sciences:  Getting into Graduate School; Careers in Academia; Research in Mathematics
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Help with preparing applications for graduate school, REU’s, and Semester Long Programs
  • Opportunities for mentoring by graduate students and faculty
  • Meet previous GROW participants and hear about their experiences
  • See Schedule of Events for a full list of discussions and panelists

Who can apply?

  • Are you currently an undergraduate woman (cis-gendered, transgendered, or woman-identified)?
  • Will you be an undergraduate in academic year 2016-2017?
  • Are you thinking about graduate school in mathematics?
  • Do you want to know more about graduate school in mathematics?
  • Do you want advice on preparing yourself for graduate school?
  • Do you want to know more about mathematical careers in academia?


  • The application process for GROW 2016 is complete. Please check back in Spring 2017 for information regarding GROW 2017.

For questions, please contact

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Resources for Undergraduates

Organizers: Laura DeMarco, Ezra Getzler, Paul GoerssBryna Kra     |    Made possible by The Graduate School of Northwestern University,  the Office of the Provost-Northwestern University,  the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences-Northwestern University, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Mathematics-Northwestern University.  In cooperation with the Association for Women in Mathematics
This conference supports the Non-Discrimination Statement of the Association for Women in Mathematics