Develop your talent.
Realize your potential.
Achieve your goals.

Develop your talent.
Realize your potential.
Achieve your goals.

Do you have the spirit?

In order to honor the legacy of Srinivasa Ramanujan, the Spirit of Ramanujan STEM Talent Initiative supports emerging engineers, mathematicians, and scientists who lack traditional institutional support through financial grants and mentorship opportunities.

Who we are.

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Apply by December 31, 2018 to be considered for this year’s awards

We’re here to foster your passion for math and science. Ambitious, exceptional students often need resources that don’t exist in the traditional classroom.

Although offers will be made on a rolling basis until May 30, 2019, we will give full consideration to complete applications received before December 31, 2018.


 

Who we are.

Play Video
Apply by December 31, 2018 to be considered for this year’s awards

We’re here to foster your passion for math and science. Ambitious, exceptional students often need resources that don’t exist in the traditional classroom.

Although offers will be made on a rolling basis until May 30, 2019, we will give full consideration to complete applications received by December 31, 2018.


 
Test yourself with
fun math puzzles.
Recreations of Ramanujan’s handwritten letters, produced for the film The Man Who
Knew Infinity.



Meet the winners.

About the initiative

Winners of this international talent search receive up to $5,000 USD to fund participation in research programs around the world, or individual research with an approved sponsor.

“I have not trodden through a conventional university course, but I am striking out a new path for myself.”

Srinivasa Ramanujan

Who is Ken Ono?

The Spirit of Ramanujan Talent Initiative is headed by Ken Ono, the Vice President of the American Mathematical Society and the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics at Emory University. He served as an associate producer and mathematical consultant for The Man Who Knew Infinity, a feature film about the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan.

From time to time, creative fireballs burst onto the scene propelling human thought forward. What if Ramanujan had not reached out to, or been taken seriously by Hardy? Like SETI, constantly listening for signals of alien intelligence, we as a global civilization must scan our cities, towns, and villages for the next Ramanujans.

Samples from Ramanujan’s last letter to his mentor, G. H. Hardy.