Program features and Application Information for students going to Europe

The Fund for the Improvement of Post-secondary Education (FIPSE) in the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a four year $192,000 EU-US Atlantis grant to the University of Arkansas-Fulbright College Department of Mathematical Sciences for student mobility: Excellence in Complex Analysis and PDE. The European Community has contributed 192,000 euros towards the implementation of the European side of the grant's activities.

The mobility program will allow for an exchange of graduate students in Mathematics at the Master and at the PhD level between a consortium of US and European institutions. The US consortium is composed of the University of Arkansas (Lead Institution), Temple University and University of Pittsburgh. The EU consortium is composed of the University of Bologna (Lead Institution, Italy), Universite' Paris VII Diderot (France), Universite de Rennes (France), Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain).

The project will involve 24 US students and 24 EU students in the course of a four years span. The duration of the exchange is one semester (typically four months). During that time the visiting students will take mathematics courses at the graduate level in the visiting institutions.

The exchange program is a first step towards establishing a 'global curriculum' in the fields of mathematical analysis and partial differential equations.

Program requirements for Temple students

Financial Support

Up to $4,000 to each student to cover living expenses plus an additional $1,000 to help defray travel expenses.

Application Procedure

Temple University may send up to eight students to participate in the Academic Exchange Program. Applicants must be Temple University graduate students at the department of mathematical sciences, in good academic standing, and should submit by e-mail to the program contact person Dr. Cristian Gutierrez ( the following:

The Selection Committee will select candidates by the end of the second month of the semester.