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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 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.

The current call will run until September 1, 2021. Find out more here!

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!

Taking into account the difficulties that mathematicians in many countries are still experiencing due to the pandemic restrictions, IMU-CDC has decided to extend the deadline of the 2021 Call for the Breakout Graduate Fellowship to July 1, 2021, 9:00AM CET.

Click here for more information.

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.

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.

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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