Summer Collaborators Program

The School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study invites applications from collaborators who would like to meet during the summer months to further their research project.

We can accommodate small groups (2-5 people) for periods of 2 to 4 weeks and provide a per diem, a modest amount of travel funds, office space, excellent library and computer facilities and local housing. Up to six groups will be selected.

Our campus is located on extensive grounds in Princeton, New Jersey, about an hour from New York City and Philadelphia.  Available dates for 2020 are within the time periods of May 28 to July 31.

We encourage applications from those with limited access to other research funding.  However, if you or a member of your group has financial support, we would expect you to use those funds.

Application deadline is December 1, 2019, and successful applicants will be notified in February 2020.

To apply please go here:


**Child Care Fund for Summer Collaborators Program Participants

We are delighted to introduce the creation of a child care fund designed to support Summer Collaborators Program Participants.  This fund has been created to cover costs of dependent child care so participants with children can more easily attend the program. 

Awards from this fund may be used by recipients for dependent care while attending the summer program.  The fund will pay up to a net (post-tax) maximum of $600.  Participants may submit eligible expenses for more than one dependent. 

Requests should be submitted by email or by fax to 609-924-8399 to Cindy Pearce ( in the Human Resources Department, and must include the following:

  • Name and home address of the Summer Collaborators Program attendee;
  • Name, age and home address of the dependent(s) receiving child care;
  • A description of the dependent’s relationship to the Program attendee;
  • A detailed budget noting anticipated expenses that are above and beyond those normally incurred.  This should include information about travel and accommodations for the dependent(s) (and possibly caregiver) if relevant to the budget, as well as a description of the planned care (the provider’s name, the provider’s relationship to the applicant, the location of the care, hourly cost, etc.)
  • A completed W9 tax form filled out upon arrival on campus for the program and turned in to Human Resources (US social security number is needed to receive the money).

Please note this type of funding is considered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service.  Funding will be provided to participants directly from the Institute for Advanced Study.

Questions may be addressed to Michael Klompus at, or via phone at 609-734-8245.


Please email any questions to

2017 Collaborators

2018 Collaborators

2019 Collaborators