We are running the program virtually during the Fall 2020 semester.

General Information:
The Directed Reading Program (DRP) is a new program in the math department that pairs interested undergraduates and graduates students for independent study projects. Selected undergraduates will work with graduate students to read a particular math book or paper over the semester.

Why should you do this program?

  • Gain one-on-one mentoring from a current graduate student.
  • Get to know other students and mentors at (virtual) DRP social events.
  • Learn some cool math outside the standard curriculum.
  • Learn background material for future reading course or research project.
  • Develop a topic for junior paper or senior thesis.

Tentative Fall 2020 Program Dates:
Application Deadline: Friday, September 4 by 5pm.
We will pair as many undergraduates and graduate students as possible during the following week. You should have your first meeting this week. 
By Friday, September 18, let us know if you and your mentor found a mutually agreeable project.
Throughout the semester: We will host social events for DRP pairs to chat about their projects.
End of the semester (Monday, December 7 and Tuesday December 8): Undergraduates give a short (15 minute) presentation on their project.


If you have any questions, then email us at mathdrp@g.harvard.edu.