The next deadlines for Mathematics Insitutions in developing countries to apply for participation in the program are coming up:

  • August 15th 2017 for lectures starting from October 1st 2017. Decisions will be announced by September 15, 2017.The lecturer should visit the host institution during October 1st 2017-December 2018.
  • December 15h, 2017 for lectures starting from February 1st 2017. Decisions will be announced by January 15, 2017. The lecturer should visit the host institution during February 1st 2018-May 2019.
  • April 15, 2018 for lectures starting from June 1st 2018. Decisions will be announced by May 15, 2018. The lecturer should visit the host institution during June 1st 2018-September 2019.

 

The goal of the Volunteer Lecturer Program (VLP) is to offer mathematics departments in universities in the developing world lecturers for intensive 3-4 week courses in mathematics at the advanced undergraduate or master's level.

The course given by the volunteer should be part of a regular mathematics undergraduate or master degree program at the hosting university. Also courses for a Master of "Mathematics and Informatics” or similar are admissible. Unfortunately mathematics courses for an undergraduate or Master degree in Engineering or similar degrees are not permissible.

 

Since 2007 courses have been given in Africa, Central America, South East Asia and the Middle East on topics in core mathematics. In a few cases courses in mathematics for mathematics education (or in institutions for focusing on mathematics education were given. A list of courses given can be found here.
 

The volunteer lecturer is chosen by the host institution from an online database of mathematician volunteer lecturers maintained by CDC.

The funds for all living expenses, including travel (up to EURO 4.400) are provided by IMU/ CDC or its partner organizations. The volunteer lecturer’s home institution is requested to offer leave with pay during the lecturer’s 3-4 week absence.

The hosting university has no financial obligations, but is expected to provide a local assistant. 

Where warranted, continuing participation in the VLP by a single university in the developing world is encouraged.  For example, in collaboration with the French CIMPA program, the VLP had provided intensive courses to the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, over the last several years. 

 

For Host Institutions

For more information for host institutions and registration form, please go to 'Information for Host Institutions' on the left side of this page or click here.

 

For Lecturers

For more information for lecturers and registration form, please go to 'Information for Lecturers' on the left side of this page or click here.