About the DRP

Fall 2023 DRP

The undergraduate mentee application for Fall `23 is now live. If you are interested in applying, please do so by Monday, September 18 at 5pm Eastern. The project proposals can be found linked from the application. 

The graduate student mentor application for the Fall ’23 iteration of the DRP is now closed. Graduate students interested in participating are encouraged to apply in the Spring!

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, and Samuel Gomez. 

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, and Samuel Gomez) at  firstname (dot) lastname (at) tufts.edu.