The next deadline for Mathematics Insitutions in developing countries to apply for participation in the program is coming up: March 15th 2017 for lectures starting from June 1st 2017. Decisions will be announced by May 1, 2017.

The lecturer should visit the host institution during June 1st 2017-December 2018.


The goal of the Volunteer Lecturer Program (VLP) is to offer universities in the developing world lecturers for intensive 3-4 week courses in mathematics at the advanced undergraduate or master's level. Since 2007 courses have been given in Africa, Central America, South East Asia and the Middle East on topics in core mathematics.


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 4.000) 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. The course given by the volunteer should be part of a regular degree program at the hosting university.  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 has 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.