Photo by R.H. Torres/Math. Dept.

The principal form of support for most Ph.D. students is a Graduate Teaching Assistantship. The Department and the University offer several other forms of support for our graduate students.

Fellowships for incoming and first year students

The Self Graduate Fellowship supports exceptional Ph.D. students in a number of areas, including mathematics, who demonstrate the promise to make significant contributions to their fields of study and society as a whole. Departments nominate applicants who have a record of academic excellence and who fit the Self Graduate Fellow Profile. 2020-2021 Self Graduate Fellows receive a stipend of $32,000 per year for four years and participate in the distinctive Fellow Development Program.

In addition, the Graduate Committee nominates promising incoming students for several Graduate School Fellowships.  

Fellowships for more advanced students

Thanks to our generous alumni, the Department is able to offer summer fellowships to doctoral students who have passed their qualifying exams. Students are eligible for up to three years of summer support.

Academic-year Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) are sometimes available, typically depending on individual faculty members' grants. GRAs are generally given to students already working on their dissertations.

Both the Graduate School and the Department of Mathematics provide various forms of financial support for graduate students to attend conferences and professional meetings.

Events Calendar

Employee Recognition

Congratulations to our faculty who were recognized at the 2020 Employee Recognition Ceremony for their years of service to KU.

5 years
  Lindsey Weiland
  Emily Witt

10 years
  Xuemin Tu

15 years
  Yasuyuki Kachi
  Jeremy Martin
  David Nualart
  Myunghyun Oh

20 years
  Hongguo Xu

35 years
  Albert Sheu

Using Math

CTE course transformation grant helps Emily Witt, assistant professor of math, develop active learning with student groups in calculus.  Positive results using modules developed with Justin Lyle and Amanda Wilkens, math graduate students, were attained.  Read more

Math and COVID-19: Sources on how math is being used to track the virus and its spread.  AMS link.

A mathematician-musician's breakthrough melds East, West. Read more.

Researcher's innovative approach to flood mapping support emergency management and water officials. Read more.

Nicole Johnson found a way to express her baton twirling using math. See video.