Invitation of 1,000 Mathematicians from Developing and Economically Disadvantaged Countries to Korea

ICM 2014 Invitation Program: "NANUM 2014"

NANUM is a Korean word meaning “gracious and unconditional sharing.”


The application deadline has passed.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2013

Selection Process: September 2013 ~ December 2013


The selection for the NANUM 2014 Travel Grants is now completed.
Applicants will receive the result via email.  

With 911 grantees selected, additional 89 grantees will soon be selected from developing country participants of IMU GA and MENAO and also of some regions requiring special attention including North Korea.


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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:

  • 45% senior mathematicians
  • 45% junior mathematicians
  • 10% advanced graduate students

The financial support will be granted in five regions:

  • Africa East and Southeast Asia including China and North Korea
  • South and West Asia including Indian subcontinent
  • Eastern Europe including North Asia Central and
  • South America

The tentative timeline of the application and selection procedure has set

  • Jun. 2013 - Aug. 2013 : Call for applications
  • Sep. 2013 - Dec. 2013 : Review applications
  • Jan. 2014 : Notification of acceptance


 Hyungju Park Chairman, ICM 2014 Organizing Committee

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