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 2018?

Details for GROW 2018 will be coming soon.

What does the GROW cost? 

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

Activities include:

  • Research Lectures
  • Banquet Dinner with a Keynote Speaker
  • Panel Discussions on mathematical sciences
  • 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
  • Stay tuned for more information, complete list of events, and full list of discussions and panelists

Who can apply?

  • Are you currently an undergraduate woman (cis-gendered, transgendered, or woman-identified) or nonbinary individual?
  • Will you be an undergraduate in academic year 2018-2019?
  • 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?


Please check back in Spring 2018 for information regarding GROW 2018.

For questions, please contact

Archives of Past GROW Conferences

Additional Resources

The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.

AWM Mentor Network:

The goal of the new Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Mentor Network is to match mentors, both men and women, with girls and women who are interested in mathematics or are pursuing careers in mathematics.

Mentoring Program:

Since 1994 with the support of the National Science Foundation, the Institute, together with Princeton University, has hosted an intensive 11-day mentoring program for undergraduate and graduate women in mathematics.  The program brings together research mathematicians with undergraduate and graduate students on the campus of the Institute for Advanced Study and is designed to address issues of gender imbalance in mathematics. Activities include lectures and seminars on a focused mathematical topic, mentoring, discussions on peer relations, an introduction to career opportunities and a women in sciences seminar.

Edge Program for Women in Mathematics:

The EDGE Program is administered by Morehouse and Pomona Colleges with the goal of strengthening the ability of women students to successfully complete PhD programs in the mathematical sciences and place more women in visible leadership roles in the mathematics community. Along with the summer session, EDGE supports an annual conference, travel for research collaborations, travel to present research and other open-ended mentoring activities.

Southeastern Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics:

A conference aimed to increase interest in and awareness of both mathematical careers and graduate school opportunities in the mathematical sciences, open to undergraduate women in all stages of their studies.