Application to Undergraduate Faculty Program

— APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: Extended to February 15, 2017

For faculty members whose main focus is teaching undergraduate students, PCMI offers the opportunity to renew excitement about mathematics, talk with peers about new teaching approaches, address some challenging research questions, and interact with the broader mathematical community. The 2017 UFP will explore properties of special functions using Mathematica. Participants will be given a variety of projects at the beginning of the program. By the end of the three weeks, ideally people will have the questions and the tools needed to work on research in special functions, both on their own and with students. No particular knowledge of special functions is required, as the background material will be covered during the program.

PCMI is using the web service MathPrograms.Org to receive and review applications for the 2017 PCMI Summer Session. See below for the link to the UFP application at MathPrograms.Org. Deadline for submission of applications is February 15, 2017.  Supplemental materials (such as the required curriculum vitae) must be received by February 22, 2017. You will receive a decision by March 15. Financial support is available—see the Financial Support section of the application.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE – Information & Requirements

Be sure to read the guidelines and requirements before accessing and completing the online application. Incomplete application portfolios cannot be viewed by the selection committee. You can email us with your questions.

  1. Applications are submitted and reviewed online using the web service MathPrograms.Org. Be sure that you use only the link below to apply. If you do not have an account at, you will login by filling in your email address and chosen password and the checkbox “this is my first login.” If you have a MathPrograms.Org account but are using a new email address, there is no need to create a new account; just login using the old email, and switch to the new email. Your login will take you to your My Portfolio page, where all of your application materials are stored.
  2. Your first step is to complete a Standard Coversheet for MathPrograms.Org. After you have created a Standard Coversheet you can then apply to the PCMI Undergraduate Faculty Program. If you will submit a reference letter with your application (encouraged but optional), your Standard Coversheet should include the name and email address of your reference writer. You are advised to let your reference writer know about your request so they won't delete the email reference request as spam. 
  3. Provide your Curriculum Vitae/Resume (REQUIRED):  Applicants must upload their CV to their online application. Your CV is necessary for your portfolio to be complete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the selection committee.
  4. Provide one Reference Letter (encouraged but OPTIONAL): On the application, fill in the checkbox for your reference writer from the name you entered on your Standard Coversheet, then click on the green arrow next to the reference writer’s name so the writer will receive your reference request by email. When notified, your writers will then receive login info and upload instructions to come to the site to upload their letters. If any of your references do not have access to a computer, they may submit the reference letter by mail or fax no later than February 22, 2017.
  5. Provide an Abstract and/or Reference Pages for your Preprint (OPTIONAL): Abstracts and reference pages can be uploaded during the online application process.


  • Do not apply before reading the information & requirements above.
  • If you choose to submit a reference letter, have the name and email address of your reference ready.
  • Then CLICK HERE to begin your application process.

We recommend that you log in to your MathPrograms.Org account periodically and check your Status screen to make sure your application is complete or to update it (for example, to replace your CV or to send an email request to a reference writer). You may wish to bookmark the login page for that reason.


If you completed a Standard Coversheet and submitted an application for PCMI 2017 but did not receive a confirmation email, this is likely due to either

  • Your email address was entered incorrectly on the Standard Coversheet, thus misdirecting the confirmation email message, or
  • Your email server mistakenly handled the confirmation email as spam (check your spam folder!). If possible, add and to your addressbook or whitelist to avoid the problem.
  • Questions? Problems? EMAIL PCMI staff and we will try to help.