About the DRP

Spring 2020 (Virtual) DRP

The applications for the Spring 2021 (virtual) iteration of the DRP are now closed. We hope you will apply again for the Fall 2021 iteration! Check back here for the application.

What is the DRP?

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 at the end of the program.

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. The graduate organizers are Anca Andrei, Casey Cavanaugh, and Daniel Keliher. The faculty advisor is Natasa Dragovic.

For the in-semester DRP, applicants will be able to choose from a selection of graduate-student proposed projects, which will be posted here at the beginning of the semester.


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any of the three graduate student organizers (Anca Andrei, Casey Cavanaugh, and Daniel Keliher) at  firstname (dot) lastname (at) tufts.edu.