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Application Deadline: January 26, 2022 11:59 PM EST

Recommendation Deadline: January 26, 2022 11:59 PM EST

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship (MSGI) Program provides opportunities for mathematical sciences doctoral students to participate in internships at federal national laboratories and research facilities.

EXTENDED DEADLINE! The application and recommendation deadlines have been extended from January 18th, 2022 to January 26th, 2022.

What will I be doing?

The NSF Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship (MSGI) program is aimed at students who are interested in understanding the application of advanced mathematical and statistical techniques to “real world” problems, regardless of whether you plan to pursue an academic or nonacademic career. Internship activities will vary based on the assigned research project and hosting facility. As part of your application, you will identify your top 3 research projects from the 2022 NSF MSGI Project Catalog. The project catalog now has over 130 projects from mentors at 20+ hosting laboratories across the U.S.! You can review the catalog here: ******
All projects are in disciplinary areas of the mathematical sciences supported by the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences. Applicants are encouraged to review the information about DMS research areas at

How long is the internship? Where will I be located?

Internship appointments are for 10 consecutive weeks on site at the assigned hosting facility between the months of May and September. For a list of hosting facilities, please visit:

Internships may result in a virtual placement due to COVID-19 impacts.

Benefits: You will receive a stipend of $1,200 per week during the 10-week internship period. Transportation expenses for round trip travel costs up to $2,000 between the participant’s U.S. residence and the assigned internship location will be provided to participants who live more than 50 miles from the hosting facility.

U.S. citizenship is not required for participation in this program. You must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at an accredited U.S. college pursuing a doctoral degree in mathematics, statistics, or applied mathematics. First year doctoral students are eligible to apply.