The International Research Exerpience for Students in Uzbekistan program is hosted by the California State University, Fullerton in partnership with the Institute of Mathematics of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences, and supports international research experiences for U.S. students. The program is funded by the IRES (International Research Experience for Students) program at the National Science Foundation, and gives the U.S. students summer research experience in Uzbekistan, the birthplace of algebra, under the mentorship of world-renowned mathematicians Shavkat Alimov, Shavkat Ayupov and Utkir Rozikov. In collaboration with their Uzbek peers and mentors, the U.S. students will conduct cutting-edge research in Leibniz Algebras (structure of derivations on operator algebras, derivations and automorphisms groups on algebras of unbounded operators on Hilbert spaces, structural theory of Leibniz algebras and superalgebras), Harmonic Analysis (numerical methods, Fourier transformation, spectral theory) and Mathematical Biology (DNA, Holliday junction, Cayley tree, Gibbs measure). Current mathematics junior or senior undergraduate students are invited to apply. Students from underrepresented groups, including female students, are especially encouraged to apply.



  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Current junior or senior undergraduate students
  • Must enroll as a college-level student in Fall 2019
  • Mathematics majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Participants may not take courses during program



  • $3,500 Stipend
  • Travel allowance up to $1,200 provided
  • Housing, meals and local transportation provided
  • Overseas health & travel insurance provided
  • Opportunity to engage in cutting edge research
  • Many social, cultural and professional development activities
  • Trips to ancient Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva



  • Paid summer research for ten weeks at the  Institute of Mathematics of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences 
  • This program has three components:
    • Pre-Departure Orientation at California State University, Fullerton
    • Trips to ancient Silk Road cities of  Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva
    • Summer Research Experience in Uzbekistan
  • Departure from Los Angeles: May 31, 2019
  • Arrival to Los Angeles: August 3, 2019



The deadline to submit an application for the Summer 2019 program is January 15, 2019.