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Dates of PROMYS 2017: July 2 - August 12, 2017

Please visit Quick Facts about PROMYS for details of the program


Applications are closed for PROMYS 2017.

Financial Aid

PROMYS offers full and partial need-based financial aid and is dedicated to the principle that no one should be unable to attend for financial reasons. 
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Endowed Breakout Fellowship to PROMYS 
Thanks to the generosity of Breakthrough Prize-winning mathematicians Richard Taylor, Terence Tao, and Jacob Lurie and to PROMYS alum donors, a full scholarship will be offered annually to a mathematically talented student who might not otherwise be able to attend. 

AMS Epsilon Fund Scholarship
With support from the American Mathematical Society (AMS), PROMYS will offer a Ky and Yu-Fen Fan Scholarship to a talented high school student in this summer's program.

2017 Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships
Full scholarships to PROMYS for students from India
. Thanks to the generosity of Nicholas Nash, Morph.org and the Indira Foundation, these scholarships cover tuition, room and board, and roundtrip airfare from India. Please click HERE for more information.

Yongren  (永仁) Fellowship to PROMYS for Student from China.
Full scholarship to PROMYS for low-income student in China. Established thanks to the generosity of a family foundation. 

HMMT/HMNT Scholarships
PROMYS will award two $250 scholarships (to one male and one female first-year PROMYS student) among winners of HMMT or HMNT who qualify for the program.

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Landon T Clay: 1926 – July 29, 2017

Landon Clay founded the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI), a long-standing and deeply valued partner of the PROMYS program. Known for his intellectual curiosity and his desire to spread awareness of the significance of mathematics, Landon Clay was the creator of the Millennium Prizes. His passing is mourned by PROMYS and by all in and beyond the mathematical world who have benefited from his generosity and his vision. 


Haneul Shin, the 2017 Breakout Fellow with Professor Stevens
Haneul Shin, the 2017 Breakout Fellow, with Professor Glenn Stevens

2017 Breakout Fellowship to PROMYS

PROMYS is delighted to announce that the 2017 Breakout Fellowship to PROMYS has been awarded to Haneul Shin of River Edge, New Jersey. Haneul attends Bergen County Academies where she is a rising junior.

Terence Tao, Richard Taylor, and Jacob Lurie, recipients of the inaugural Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics, very generously created the Breakout Fellowship to PROMYS in late 2014. The PROMYS alum community then matched the Breakout Fellowship donations to create and fully fund the Breakout Fellowship Endowment which will bring one Breakout Fellow to PROMYS every summer.

The Breakout Fellowship is a full scholarship to PROMYS for a mathematically very talented student who might not otherwise be able to attend. 2017 is the third year of the Breakout Fellowships.

2017 Mehta Fellows to PROMYS
2017 Mehta Fellows to PROMYS (Back, left to right) Professor Glenn Stevens, Arya Vadnere, Aman Agrawal, Siddharth Sridhar, and Adit Vishnu Pathirissery Manoj (Front, left to right) Kushagr Mohan Ahuja, Soumen Ghosh, Devansh Sehta, and Sabir Shaik

Eight Mehta Fellowships to PROMYS awarded in 2017!

PROMYS is excited to award eight 2017 Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships to PROMYS for talented young mathematicians in India: three first-year Mehta Fellows and five Returning Mehta Fellows. 

The new first-year Mehta Fellows are Devansh Sehta from Indore in Madhya Pradesh, Aman Agrawal also from from Indore, and Siddharth Sridhar from Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The Fellows were selected from a very strong pool of Mehta Fellowship applicants. Finalists were interviewed by alumni Dr. Abhinav Kumar and Dr. Ila Varma. 

Returning Mehta Fellows in 2017 are Arya Vadnere from Pune in Maharashtra, Adit Vishnu Pathirissery Manoj from Thrissur in Kerala, Kushagr Mohan Ahuja from Chandigarh in Union Territory, and Soumen Ghosh from Katwa in West Bengal who is returning as a junior counselor. In addition, Sabir Shaik is returning as a counselor. Sabir was a Mehta Fellow at PROMYS 2015 and a Returning Fellow as a junior counselor in 2016. Soumen has just completed his first year as an undergraduate at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Sabir has completed his second year as an undergraduate at the Chennai Mathematical Institute.

The participation of these students, all exceptionally talented in mathematics, is thanks to the generosity of Nicholas Nash, the Indira Foundation and Morph.org, the Mehta Fellowship sponsors. The Mehta Fellowships are full scholarships to PROMYS which also cover round-trip airfare from India, visa fees and any required books.

Please visit the Mehta Fellowship page HERE for more information.

2017 Yongren Fellow to PROMYS
Zehong Zong, the 2017 Yongren Fellow, with Professor Glenn Stevens

2017 Yongren Fellowship to PROMYS

The PROMYS Foundation is delighted to announce that the inaugural Yongren (永仁) Fellowship to PROMYS has been awarded to Zehong Zong from Zhengzhou, in Henan Province in east-central China.  

Funded by a generous family foundation, the Yongren Fellowship was established to enable the participation in PROMYS of a mathematically talented low-income student from China. The Fellowship includes a full scholarship to PROMYS (including all tuition, room and board) plus roundtrip travel from China, visa application fees, and any required books. 

In coming to PROMYS, Zehong hopes for “an intellectual adventure to do some challenging and inspiring mathematics.”


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PROMYS is a six-week summer program at Boston University designed to encourage strongly motivated high school students to explore in depth the creative world of mathematics in a supportive community of peers, counselors, research mathematicians, and visiting scientists.  Professor Glenn Stevens, the Director of PROMYS, founded the program in 1989 together with other members of the current faculty.

The Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) and PROMYS are offering new advanced seminars for returning PROMYS students. Returning students also engage in original research under the mentorship of professional mathematicians.

Returning student gives a research presentation
Returning student presents her group's research at PROMYS 2016

Students and counselors ask questions of guest lecturer at PROMYS 2016
Students and counselors ask questions of guest lecturer, Tadeshi Tokieda, at PROMYS 2016

Please visit Quick Facts about PROMYS for details of the program.

PROMYS for Teachers

Teacher giving a presentation at PfT 2016
Teacher giving a presentation at PROMYS for Teachers 2016

PROMYS for Teachers is a collaboration of Boston University's Department of Mathematics with the Education Development Center in Waltham, Massachusetts. Together we are working to promote what we call a "culture of exploration" in secondary school mathematics classrooms. 

A video of the PROMYS for Teachers program may be viewed HERE


Andrew Wiles at PROMYS Europe 2016
Professor Sir Andrew Wiles after his Guest Lecture at PROMYS Europe 2016

PROMYS Europe, for European students, will run from July 9 to August 19, 2017 at the University of Oxford.  

In 2015 and 2016, PROMYS Europe, a PROMYS offshoot, ran very successful first and second summers at the University of Oxford in England. 

PROMYS Europe is a partnership between PROMYS; the University of Oxford's Mathematical Institute; the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI); and Wadham College, Oxford University. PROMYS Europe is open to pre-university students aged 16 and up who are ordinarily resident in Europe. 

PROMYS Europe is closely modeled on its parent program at Boston University. The teaching philosophy and the focus on developing mathematical habits of mind is the same at both programs as is the importance of creating a supportive and highly stimulating mathematical community. 

Please click HERE to visit the PROMYS Europe site


PROMYS Videos 

Video about PROMYS. Students, faculty, and alums of the program were filmed and interviewed during PROMYS 2013 and at the 25th Summer of PROMYS Celebration July 5-7, 2013.

Alum Hirsh Jain's TEDx Talk: "To Think Deeply Of Simple Things"