2020/2021 PUMP* URG

The CSU Alliance for PUMP (Preparing Undergraduates through Mentoring toward PhDs) invites Mathematics Faculty from any CSU campus to submit proposals for the Undergraduate Research Groups. Each group should be composed of one faculty member and two mathematics majors who have passed the lower-division courses required as part of the major.

The project will pay $5,000 for the faculty advisor. Each student will receive a $3,000 stipend (paid in two installments) for completion of the project (applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents).

How to apply?

Email jordan DOT schettler AT sjsu.edu with Undergraduate Research Groups in the subject line and attach an application package containing the following materials (please use a pdf merger to make only one file: e.g., you could use the pdfpages package in LaTeX or www.pdfmerge.com,):


1.    A completed application form.

2.    Narrative describing the research to be accomplished: Less than 5 pages.

3.    Advisor's Short CV: 2 pages.

4.    Each participating student: A copy of unofficial transcript and a one-page description of your academic interests and career goals.


EXTENDED DEADLINE: Due to the COVID 19 Crisis,

we have an updated deadline.

Send an intent to apply ASAP (but no later than April 5, 2020)

containing the following

  1. an email jordan DOT schettler AT sjsu.edu with Undergraduate Research Groups in the “subject” line saying you intend to apply and 
  2. a tentative spring date (before April 12) when you may have (1) your project statement, and/or (2) your students' statements submitted. 


For more information on how to apply and submit a successful proposal, please read the Directions to Advisors document. Decisions will be announced no later than April 30, 2020.

Jordan Schettler,
Jan 22, 2020, 12:19 PM
Jordan Schettler,
Jan 22, 2020, 12:06 PM