The Special Development Fund helps IMU to fulfill the important obligation of helping developing countries within the framework of mathematical research. The means of the Fund, which go unreduced to mathematicians from developing countries, are used primarily for travel grants to young mathematicians to make it possible for them to participate in International Congresses of Mathematicians. The Executive Committee of IMU elects an international committee to distribute the grants.

Means to the Special Development Fund come from donations. Donations can be sent, at any time and in any convertible currency, to the following account:

IMU Account at the Institute for Advanced Study

PNC Bank

76 Nassau Street

Princeton, NJ 08540

ABA # 031207607

Account # 8011913872

The goal now is to collect funds for travel grants for the 2006 International Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid, to have as many qualified young mathematicians from developing countries as participants. For the ICM-2002 in Beijing the IMU financed the trip of 95 young mathematicians and the Chinese Local Organizing Committee kindly covered the local expenses. We hope to increase this number to 120 or even 130 in 2006. As you may know, the American Mathematical Society has asked its members to make a donation to the SDF when paying their membership fees. We hope that other societies could consider a similar action. Also, from the start the London Mathematical Society and the Royal Society have made major contributions. Other countries that have been making important contributions to the Fund are: Brazil, Germany, Finland, France, Holland, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Donations to the SDF can be sent at any time in any convertible currency to any of the following accounts:

IMU Account at the Institute for Advanced Study

PNC Bank

76 Nassau Street

Princeton, NJ 08540

ABA # 031207607

Account # 8011913872

The following contributions have been received in the years 1991-2004:

1991 | ||

American Mathematical Society, USA | US $ | 14.772,93 |

Royal Society, Great Britain | US $ | 8.780,27 |

London Mathematical Society | US $ | 1.730,10 |

1992 | ||

American Mathematical Society, USA | US $ | 27.787,00 |

Wiskundig Gennotschap, Netherlands | US $ | 1.825,40 |

Royal Society, Great Britain | US $ | 8.377,21 |

Deutsche Mathematics Vereinigung, German | US $ | 6.406,74 |

1993 | ||

American Mathematical Society, USA | US $ | 32.500,95 |

Wiskundig Gennotschap, Netherlands | US $ | 1.418,43 |

1994 | ||

American Mathematical Society, USA | US $ | 30.550,06 |

Mathematical Society of Japan, Japan | US $ | 18.881,11 |

Royal Society, Great Britain | US $ | 4.477,00 |

Société Mathématique de France, France | US $ | 3.404,86 |

National Council for S&T Development, Brazil | US $ | 6.944,44 |

1995 | ||

American Mathematical Society, USA | US $ | 33.227,89 |

National Council for S&T Development, Brazil | US $ | 10.000,00 |

London Mathematical Society | US $ | 3.263,12 |

1996 | ||

American Mathematical Society, USA | US $ | 31.807,41 |

London Mathematical Society | US $ | 3.639,60 |

1997 | ||

Societe Mathematique de France and Societe des Math. Appl.et Ind. |
US $ | 2.341,81 |

American Mathematical Society, USA | US $ | 30.872,76 |

National Council for S&T Development, Brazil | US $ | 9.708,05 |

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sweden | US $ | 265,95 |

London Mathematical Society, Great Britain | US $ | 3.121,05 |

1998 | ||

American Mathematical Society, USA | US $ | 30.972,63 |

National Council for S&T Development, Brazil | US $ | 4.727,65 |

Mathematical Society of Japan, Japan | US $ | 14.084,50 |

Société Mathematique de France, France | US $ | 3.092,76 |

1999 | ||

London Mathematical Society, Great Britain | US $ | 3,321.17 |

American Mathematical Society, USA | US $ | 32,081.10 |

Wiskundig Genootschap Netherlands | US $ | 5,349.80 |

London Mathematical Society, Great Britain | US $ | 5,083.89 |

Mathematique France Institute, France | US $ | 3,120.10 |

Brazil | US $ | 5,000.00 |

2000 | ||

American Mathematical Society, USA | US $ | 29,972.27 |

London Mathematical Society, Great Britain | US $ | 5,000.00 |

2001 | ||

American Mathematical Society, USA | US $ | 41,048.79 |

London Mathematical Society, Great Britain | US $ | 5,000.00 |

2002 | ||

American Mathematical Society, USA | US $ | 23,471.51 |

Mathematical Society of Japan, Japan | US $ | 14,642.57 |

2003 | ||

American Mathematical Society, USA | US $ | 20,361.50 |

Het Wiskundig Genootschap, Netherlands | US $ | 5,114.12 |

Unione Matematica Italiana, Italy | US $ | 684.97 |

2004 | ||

American Mathematical Society, USA | US $ | 18,636.50 |

Unione Matematica Italiana, Italy | US $ | 763.49 |

London Mathematical Society, UK | US $ | 4,972.00 |