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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 Call for Applications

The "Research in Pairs" program brings researchers in mathematics based in a developing country to work together on a well-substantiated research project, mainly in the institute of a European colleague. Applications for a visit in 2023 are open only until July 1st!
For more information click here.

Online International Cooperation in Mathematics: Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Countries is a panel hosted by the CDC at this year’s virtual International Congress for Mathematicians.
It is taking place on Tuesday, 12 July 2022 from 2:15PM - 4:15PM (CEST/UTC+2/GMT+2)

We hope to see you there!

The BGF supports highly motivated and mathematically talented students from developing countries who plan to complete a doctoral degree in a developing country. Applications are now open until May 30, 2022! Click on the link to find out more.

Fully funded by the Abel Prize in mathematics, the program is designed for post doctoral mathematicians under 35, based in developing countries to undertake a research sabbatical at a internationally renowned mathematical center of excellence. Applications run four times a year. Find out more about the program here.

Lecturer Sylvia Wiegand teaching using a whiteboard

The Volunteer Lecturer Program supports universities in developing countries keen to host volunteer lecturers for 3-4-weeks for an intensive mathematics course in its mathematics degree program. The grant may be used for hosting volunteer lecturers in person or online.

Find out more here!

Conference participants attending a lecture.

This program gives partial support to Mathematical Science conferences organized in developing countries. The program supports both live and online conferences by allowing grants for travel and accommodation arrangements for participants from developing countries, or to cover expenses for material or services needed for virtual activities.

The current call runs until July 15, 2021. Apply today!

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.

This program 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. Applications calls run four times a year. Find out more about the program here.

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