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The CDC has the mandate to manage all initiatives of the IMU in support of mathematics in developing and economically disadvantaged countries. The CDC is charged with the following missions:

to manage, strengthen and promote the programs of the IMU in developing and economically disadvantaged countries.

to search for funding to support the corresponding activities.

to establish institutional partnerships with scientific organizations with common goals.

News and Events

IMU-CDC has three different programs for one-month long research visits that are open continuously with several deadlines per year.

Find out more below:

The annual meeting of the Commission for Developing Countries was held online on March 9-10, 2021. During the meeting, the CDC decided to allow possible expenses for acquisition of material or payment of services to hold events in the online format for the Conference Support Program and the Volunteer Lecture Program.

Professional mathematicians are invited to nominate highly motivated and talented students from developing countries who plan to complete a PhD in a developing country. For more information, please visit this webpage.

The call will be open from February 1, 2021 to May 30, 2021.

IMU-CDC invites applicants to the new call of the Project Support Program which supports projects in mathematics and mathematical education in developing countries as defined by IMU.

The call will be open from February 1, 2021 to May 30, 2021. For more information, please visit here.

The Chebyshev Grants program provides full support –that is, airfare and local expenses in St Petersburg– to 1000 participants from the developing countries as defined by IMU for the period 2019-2022. Priority will be given to applications received by May 31, 2021.

We invite applications from Teams consisting of a Principal Investigator plus his or her research group and an International Partner by March 15, 2021. More information can be found here.

The BGF Selection Committee of the CDC has completed during the month of September the evaluation of the nominations to BGF program received for the 2020 call. Three students have been awarded a BGF grant to complete a PhD program at their home countries: Benin, Indonesia and Uganda.

The program for supports collaborative research visits of mathematicians living and working in African Mathematics Universities and Research Institutions to travel to an internationally known mathematical center of excellence (worldwide) for collaborative research. 

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