Question about Courant...

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TheYoungin
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Question about Courant...

Postby TheYoungin » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:49 am

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mindreader
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Re: Question about Courant...

Postby mindreader » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:48 am

TheYoungin wrote:When someone is applying to NYU's Courant Institute for Applied Mathematics, do they mean the Atmosphere and Ocean Science + Math program or just the PhD in Math program? I am confused because I would not expect there to be so many applications for the Atmos+Math option.


just as an aside, is courant generous on funding? i get the impression that funding for PhD is limited as it strongly urges applicants to source external financial support...

vonLipwig
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Re: Question about Courant...

Postby vonLipwig » Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:37 pm

Every university urges that, because if you get outside funding, they don't have to pay you.

(And no idea about the original question, sorry)

quinquenion
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Re: Question about Courant...

Postby quinquenion » Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:11 am

Applied math falls under the PhD in Math (do keep in mind that Courant is one of those departments with a heavy emphasis on applied math throughout). The Atmosphere and Ocean Science program is a separate interdisciplinary program with very close ties to the math department. I would only apply for it if you are interested in "atmosphere and ocean sciences" specifically.

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Re: Question about Courant...

Postby castlevania87 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:13 am

mindreader wrote:
TheYoungin wrote:When someone is applying to NYU's Courant Institute for Applied Mathematics, do they mean the Atmosphere and Ocean Science + Math program or just the PhD in Math program? I am confused because I would not expect there to be so many applications for the Atmos+Math option.


just as an aside, is courant generous on funding? i get the impression that funding for PhD is limited as it strongly urges applicants to source external financial support...


Students are paid on a 9-month stipend at Courant (~26k for 2012-2013 year). Where does the money come from for the other 3 months? well, the answer is you have to find on your own. There are some teaching opportunities which pays like 6k for 6 weeks of teaching (according to a recent phd alumnus). If you have an advisor, and he/she has funding, then you can also get something. OR you can go out to find some internship opportunities. Basically, they expect you to outsourcing by yourself, unlike many other schools, fundings are offered on a 12-month basis.

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Re: Question about Courant...

Postby quinquenion » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:12 am

castlevania87 wrote:Students are paid on a 9-month stipend at Courant (~26k for 2012-2013 year). Where does the money come from for the other 3 months? well, the answer is you have to find on your own. There are some teaching opportunities which pays like 6k for 6 weeks of teaching (according to a recent phd alumnus). If you have an advisor, and he/she has funding, then you can also get something. OR you can go out to find some internship opportunities. Basically, they expect you to outsourcing by yourself, unlike many other schools, fundings are offered on a 12-month basis.


I was under the impression that the 9-month stipend was standard in mathematics (it was certainly the default offer for all the math programs I was accepted to). Summer funding is often available in some form (e.g. teaching, research, etc.), but is usually not guaranteed. Note: some programs do have extra funds for students they're trying hard to recruit, and will make an additional promise of guaranteed summer funding for just those students.

This might just be for the schools to which I was offered admission, so please do correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: Question about Courant...

Postby quinquenion » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:40 am

This is obviously a gross over-generalization, but my impression is that "higher-ranked" schools (whatever that means) tend to encourage students to apply to external fellowships. For instance:

http://math.mit.edu/academics/grad/financial/
http://math.berkeley.edu/programs/gradu ... ancial-aid
http://icme.stanford.edu/prospective/ad ... ancing.php
http://www.seas.harvard.edu/audiences/p ... es/funding
http://www.math.nyu.edu/degree/phd/financial.html

There is a correlation between having been awarded an external fellowship and attending a "top" school, which may contribute to those applicants being encouraged to apply for fellowships.




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