Mehta Fellowships

Mehta Fellowships to PROMYS


Mehta Fellows at PROMYS 2021

The application for PROMYS 2022 is now closed. Sign up here to be notified when the application for PROMYS India 2023 becomes available.

PROMYS is delighted to offer Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships again in 2022!  Thanks to generous sponsors, Mehta Fellowships cover the full cost of participation in PROMYS including tuition, housing and meals for six weeks, visa fees, and roundtrip travel to the United States.

PROMYS 2022 will run July 3 – August 13, 2022, at Boston University in the United States. Mehta Fellowship awards are contingent on the accepted Fellows being able to travel to the U.S. and satisfy Boston University Covid-19 vaccination and testing requirements.

Please contact Julia Rolnick at promysus@bu.edu with any questions about the Mehta Fellowships or PROMYS India. The 2022 Mehta Fellowship flyer is here.

PROMYS India

Offered since 2015, the Mehta Fellowships are the pilot program for PROMYS India. The launch of the new program for students in India has been postponed to 2023, due to the global pandemic. Sign up for the PROMYS India mailing list to be notified by email when the application for 2023 becomes available.

Sponsors of the Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships and of PROMYS India

The Mehta Fellowship program owes its existence and funding to the generosity and vision of Nick Nash & Phalgun Raju, Avi & Sandra Nash, the Indira Foundation, and Morph.org who are also the founding sponsors for PROMYS India.

Mehta Fellowships in 2021

PROMYS was thrilled to have 26 Mehta Fellows in 2021: ten new first-year Mehta Fellows, 7 returning Mehta Fellows, and 9 Mehta counselors. In addition, Arya Vadnere (Mehta Fellow 2016–2020) was the PROMYS Research Advisor.

Selected Quotes from 2021 Mehta Fellows

“At PROMYS, students don’t just learn mathematics, they learn how to think.” Haran Mouli

“For anyone who wants to know the beauty of maths, let me tell you, PROMYS is the best place…The highlight of the program was surely the people; the friendships that we made here are going to be with us for the rest of our lives!” Sara Ahire

“Usually, in our school days, we are taught what is written in books and the same comes in exams and we don’t think much about that, but I think PROMYS is like the beginning of a phase where you can think on your own and give your ideas, and learn how a mathematician thinks and gives his theories.” Abhishek Yadav

“Mathematically, rigor and thinking deeply of simple things are the most important things I learnt. Apart from that, I learnt that mathematics is a lot more collaborative than it seems to be.” Smitali Bhandari

“The best part about PROMYS is that it isn’t about how much you know, but about your will to learn more. The community PROMYS offers is so amazing – everyone is so supportive and understood me so well. It was great. Thanks Mehta Sponsors for making this possible.” Bhumika Mittal

“The habit of questioning everything and not taking anything for granted helped me not only in math but also in general problem solving.” Achyut Bharadwaj