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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.

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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.


Thanks to a generous donation by the winners of the Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics, IMU with the assistance of FIMU ( is opening a new call of the IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship program to support postgraduate studies, in a developing country.

This October, the IMU Executive Committee endorsed the proposal made by the Commission for Developing Countries (CDC) regarding the definition of Developing Countries to be used by IMU during the next 4-year period.

The AMMSI-Phillip Griffiths Prize for 2019 is awarded to Charles E. Chidume of the African University of Science and Technology in Abuja, Nigeria.  

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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