The Directed Reading Program is an initiative to pair undergraduate students with graduate student mentors to undertake independent study projects over the summer.  The project generally lasts a month, and consists of the pair working together to read through a book and culminating in the student giving a public math lecture in the Fall.

Tufts DRP is one of at least 14 similar programs running at colleges and universities around the country.  The program is run by a graduate student committee with limited faculty oversight.  In Summer 2018, the graduate student organizers were Nate Fisher, Rylee Lyman, Nariel Monteiro and Sunrose Shrestha, with faculty sponsors Moon Duchin and Robert Lemke Oliver.