Spirit of Ramanujan Math Talent Initiative 2017: A Global Search


Ken Ono, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics at Emory University along with Templeton World Charity Foundation and Expii has announced the Spirit of Ramanujan Math Talent Initiative 2017


It is an international talent search for undiscovered mathematicians who lack traditional institutional support


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Anyone who is interested in solving creative mathematical puzzles can apply


Scholarship Award

The Spirit of Ramanujan Talent Initiative awards up to $5,000 USD per winning application


No. of Scholarship

In the spirit of Ramanujan, up to 10 participants will be offered financial support to attend and participate in approved summer research in mathematics. They will receive a Templeton-Ramanujan Summer Fellows Prize to cover summer program expenses


Application Process

An open round hosted on expii.com (via its Solve feature) invites people worldwide to solve creative mathematical puzzles through their smart-phones

Participants in the open round will be invited to apply for further enrichment. Up to 20 eligible individuals will be awarded Templeton-Ramanujan Scholarly Development Prizes to use for furthering their educational pursuits and development. Successful applicants will be invited to participate in the Joint Mathematics Meetings, which will be held in Atlanta

There, they will engage with award-winning mathematicians (e.g., Fields Medalists, Cole Prize winners, Steele Prize winners, etc.) Organized by the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society, the JMM is the largest annual mathematics conference in the world. Its purpose is to advance mathematical achievement, encourage research, and provide the communication necessary to progress in the field

Educational materials related to Srinivasa Ramanujan and The Man Who Knew Infinity will be offered to interested educational programs



In order to apply, follow the given steps:

Step 1- Click https://www.expii.com/solve to sign up and create an account

Step 2- Once signed up, solve the puzzles given there

Step 3- Click www.mathprograms.org/db/EmoryREU/578/apply to fill in the application.

Step 4- Click on Submit after filling all the details

Application should include the following document to complete your application:

Cover Letter which summarizes a candidate’s dreams, goals, and wishes. This letter should explain how an award would be used

Statement which offers examples of a candidate’s accomplishments and mathematical creativity

Two reference Letters

Publication List (optional)

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Transcripts (unofficial ok)

For more information, visit the website: https://www.expii.com/ramanujan


Important Dates


Online Application Deadline: 31st October 2017