Invitation of 1,000 Mathematicians from Developing and Economically Disadvantaged Countries to Korea
ICM 2014 Invitation Program: "NANUM 2014"
The Korean Mathematical Society, KMS and local organizers of ICM 2014 have offered to invite 1,000 mathematicians from developing and economically disadvantaged countries and covering their travel and living costs while attending the conference in Korea to make the congress a true world-wide gathering.
Members of the Korean Mathematical Society fully acknowledge the gracious support received from IMU and the international mathematical community in the 70's and 80's, and hope more countries can share the benefits.
This has motivated the theme of - Solidarity in Mathematics -, and the 1,000 mathematicians from developing countries to be invited to Korea during ICM 2014, many of whom would not have been able to visit an ICM otherwise.
The Seoul ICM Travel Fellowship Fund was set up for this purpose, and the fund is expected to receive over US$2 million by 2014 mainly from global corporations and individual donors.
With the cooperation from IMU/CDC, draft guidelines for this travel assistance program, called "NANUM 2014," have been developed.
The Organizing Committee only considers applications made by individual mathematicians with a Ph.D. or equivalent.
The financial support will be granted in three categories:
The financial support will be granted in five regions:
The tentative timeline of the application and selection procedure has set
The pre-registration process for the ICM 2014 is underway.
If you have not yet pre-registered, please do so by following the simple instructions at the homepage: www.icm2014.org.
The ICM e-News is being circulated to the people who pre-registered for the congress.
Hyungju Park Chairman, ICM 2014 Organizing Committee
For more information: Please go here.