The GROW Steering Committee is requesting proposals from groups wishing to host GROW in 2026 and/or 2027. GROW is intended to provide support and encouragement to undergraduate students considering going to graduate school in the mathematical sciences and to help build a profession in which gender identity is not a barrier to participation. The conference runs annually on a weekend in the fall, and is open to undergraduates from U.S. colleges and universities, including international students.
Hosts are typically departments or groups of departments offering Ph.D. programs in the mathematical sciences. Organizing committees are responsible for finding the funding needed for GROW. Proposals to host GROW should include the following components.
- Identify the host organization and descibe the facilities available for the workshop.
- List the members of the organizing committee, and describe the relevant experience and intended responsibilities of individual members.
- Describe the organizing committee’s vision and goals for GROW.
- Indicate whether you are requesting to host GROW in 2026, 2027, or both. In general, the steering committee has a preference for proposals to host the event for two successive years.
- Describe tentative programming for GROW: list possible speakers, panel topics and potential panelists, and possible social and networking activities.
- Describe plans to obtain funding for the conference, including any commitments of funding already obtained. Funding is typically needed for travel and accommodations for speakers, panelists, and participants, refreshments, and a banquet.
Proposals are due by April 1, 2024. Proposals and questions may be sent to the steering committee at .