Knox College

Department of Mathematics

Departmental Awards and Funding

To assist our students in making the most of their interest in mathematics and the mathematical sciences, the Department of Mathematics offers opportunities for paid research. The two funding awards are quite similar in their goals: to help our students research areas of interest. The primary difference is the time. The Junod Research award covers three weeks during the winter break (announced in the Fall Term). The Math Talks award covers eight weeks during summer break (announced in the Spring Term). Please contact any mathematics faculty for more information.

Carr Prize Junod Prize

Benedict Research Award

The Donald L. Benedict Student Research Fund

Purpose:Summer Mathematics Research
Amount:$2500
Applications:Early Spring Term, Even Years

The Department of Mathematics offers the opportunity for a student to undertake a 3-week research project during the December break. The student will work with a faculty mentor in the department to develop a topic suitable to their background, interests, and available time. A stipend of $1250 will be awarded to the student.

Interested students should contact individual faculty for more details about projects. Selection will be made on the basis of the student’s demonstrated ability to do the project, as well as the degree to which the project will contribute to the student’s educational program.

The student will be expected to write a summary report at the end of the work, a copy of which will be given to the donor who supports the award.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Benedict Research award until the deadline of ___________. Here is the 2021 Call for Proposal announcement.

The following mathematics faculty are available to mentor winter research this year. Their areas of interest are as follows:

  • Ole J. Forsberg: statistical analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, election modeling, electoral forensics.
    ojforsberg@knox.edu
  • Andrew Leahy: history of mathematics, Lie theory and group representations.
    aleahy@knox.edu
  • Pedro Teixeira: commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, fractals and dynamical systems, automatic geometry theorem proving.
    pteixeir@knox.edu

To apply, you will need to submit the following by the deadline:

  1. an unofficial transcript,
  2. a project proposal, and
  3. this linked application.

If the linked application above does not work for you, please download this application and give it to your friendly neighborhood mathematics faculty.

The call for applications will take place in the early part of the Spring Term. Please contact your mathematics faculty for more information.

 

Junod Research Award

The Victoria Legner Junod Prize and Mathematics Department Support Fund

Purpose:December Mathematics Research
Amount:$1250
Applications:Mid-Fall Term

The Department of Mathematics offers the opportunity for a student to undertake a 3-week research project during the December break. The student will work with a faculty mentor in the department to develop a topic suitable to their background, interests, and available time. A stipend of $1250 will be awarded to the student.

Interested students should contact individual faculty for more details about projects. Selection will be made on the basis of the student’s demonstrated ability to do the project, as well as the degree to which the project will contribute to the student’s educational program.

The student will be expected to write a summary report at the end of the work, a copy of which will be given to the donor who supports the award.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Junod Research award until the deadline of November 11, 2021. Here is the 2021 Call for Proposal announcement.

The following mathematics faculty are available to mentor winter research this year. Their areas of interest are as follows:

  • Ole J. Forsberg: statistical analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, election modeling, electoral forensics.
    ojforsberg@knox.edu
  • Andrew Leahy: history of mathematics, Lie theory and group representations.
    aleahy@knox.edu

To apply, you will need to submit the following by the deadline:

  1. an unofficial transcript,
  2. a project proposal, and
  3. this application.

The call for applications will take place in the middle of the Fall Term. Please contact your mathematics faculty for more information.

 

Math Talks Research Award

Purpose:Summer Mathematics Research
Amount:$2500
Applications:Early Spring Term

The Department of Mathematics offers the opportunity for a student to undertake an 8-week research project during the summer. The student will work with a faculty mentor in the department to develop a topic suitable to his or her background, interests, and the available time. A stipend of $2500 will be awarded to the student, with an additional $100 available for supplies, if needed.

Interested students should contact individual faculty to develop a project suitable to their background and interests. Selection will be made on the basis of the student’s demonstrated ability to do the project, as well as the degree to which the project will contribute to the student’s educational program.

The selected student will be expected to write a summary report at the end of the work and to present the results to the department in a colloquium talk.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Math Talks award until the deadline of 18 April 2021. Here is the 2021 Call for Proposal announcement.

The following mathematics faculty are available to mentor summer research this year. Their areas of interest are as follows:

  • Ole J. Forsberg: statistical analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, election modeling, electoral forensics.
    ojforsberg@knox.edu
  • Andrew Leahy: history of mathematics, Lie theory and group representations.
    aleahy@knox.edu
  • Pedro Teixeira: commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, fractals and dynamical systems, automatic geometry theorem proving.
    pteixeir@knox.edu

To apply, you will need to submit the following by the deadline:

  1. an unofficial transcript,
  2. a project proposal, and
  3. this linked application.

If the linked application above does not work for you, please download this application and give it to your friendly neighborhood mathematics faculty.

The call for applications will take place in the early Spring Term. Please contact your mathematics faculty for more information.