This program gives partial support (max. EURO 3,500) to conferences in the mathematical sciences The funds are for academic use only (travel or living expenses of invited speakers or participants coming from developing countries).
Conference organizers have to apply at least four (4!) months in advance to the Grants Selection Committee of CDC.
In cases in which funding is granted, the conference grant will normally be in the range of EURO 1,000– 3,000. Exact amounts will depend on the Committee's evaluation mathematical quality and impact and budget constraints.
September 1, 2015 (Decisions will be announced by November 1)
October 1, 2015 (Decisions will be announced by December 15)
There are two program lines:
The Commission for Developing Countries supports conferences organized in developing countries and economically disadvantaged countries and which are a priori open to any working mathematician whatever his or her nationality.
Due to limited funding, CDC defines "developing countries" as countries with a Gross National Income per Capita (GNI) less than 7,500 USD. For a list, please go here
The Conference Support Program also supports annually a few major international conferences occurring in developed countries (countries with a Gross National Income over USD 7.500) and who would like to invite mathematicians from developing and economically disadvantaged countries.
Although the same general requirements (1.-5.) apply for conferences in developed countries and the same application form is to be used, applications from developed countries (B) have two additional requirements:
In the case that support is granted by the Grant Selection Committee, the organizers are required to
Please also read the Application Requirements before filling out the application form!
For the application form please go to 'Applications' on the left side of this page or click here.
After you have submitted your application online you have to receive an automatic reply. If you do not received this, please contact: cdc.grants(at)mathunion.org
For the final report (when returned home) please use the Report Form.
In case of questions, please contact cdc.grants(at)mathunion.org