Project Support for Mathematicians and Mathematics Education

The CDC primarily supports higher education and capacity building projects as well as local initiatives. Supported initiatives include the Africa Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI) which receives CDC support for its graduate student scholarship program; the Mentoring African Research in Mathematics (MARM) program and the education and capacity workshop series “Finding Online Information in Mathematics". 


The CDC also supports a few projects in mathematics education. Supported mathematics education activities include the Capacity and Network Project (CANP) of the International Commission on Mathematics Instruction (ICMI) which fosters mathematics teacher training and capacity building in developing countries.  The project started 2011 in Mali and will be continued in 2012 in Costa Rica and in 2013 in Cambodia. CDC has also supported the Inter University Ibero-American Mathematics Competition (IMMC) which was held in 2011 in Ecuador.


++++CDC currently does not accept new applications/ requests for project support.

Please come back to this site in May 2016 for further updates .++++


In cases in which funding is granted, CDC grants will normally be in the range of EURO 1,000– 5,000. Exact amounts will depend on the Committee's evaluation mathematical quality and impact and budget constraints.

If you are considering to apply for a higher amount, please contact CDC Grants Administration via <>.  


Applications have to be sent at least five (5) months in advance.
If you apply less than five (5) month before your project is starting - your application cannot be considered.



Requirements for the Grantees

In the case that support is granted by the CDC, the grantees are required to

  1. Name IMU - CDC as sponsor of the project  (in all publications, announcements e.g.) as well as
  2. Submit after the project (within six weeks):
  • A short scientific or activity report (please use the online report form)
  • A short itemized detailed financial report on the use of their project  funds listing the supported mathematicians as well as their contact details.
  • Upload at least five (5) pictures of the event on the CDC media platform.

Final Report Form (for scientific and financial report)

For the final report (after the project) please use the Report Form.