This program gives partial support to Mathematical Science based conferences organized in developing or economically disadvantaged countries (CDC Definition).
In a few cases the program also supports a few international conferences in developed countries in order to invite mathematicians from developing countries.
In both cases the CDC Conference Grant can only be used to cover travel and accommodation cost for invited speakers and participants from developing countries.
The Grant Selection Committee (GSC) consists of the CDC Secretary for Grants Selection as Chair and has six other members, three from CDC and three others, each representing Latin America, Africa and Asia respectively.
This program is administered by IMU-CDC.
Completed applications must be sent by the conference organizers at least four (4) months in advance:
Please note that during August 1 and August 10 (ICM) only very urgent request can be answered by the CDC Grants administration.
If your application is not completed by the deadline, it cannot be considered for evaluation.
Please send your application at least one week in advance so it can be checked.
1. The conference must be in a Mathematical Sciences field or a related one
2. The conference must address either a Regional or an International audience. They should benefit mathematicians from neighboring countries as well.
3. The selection committee specifically considers only those conferences at a Research level and CANNOT support schools or activities which involve professional training.
4. The conference must be based (place of work) in a developing country. OMU classifies Developing Countries as those with GNI per capita in USD, not exceeding 11,000 USD, in accordance with the United Nations data.
5. In exceptional cases, conferences conducted by developed countries inviting mathematicians from developing or economically disadvantaged countries can be accepted.
CDC classifies Developing Countries as those with GNI per capita in USD, not exceeding 11,000 USD, in accordance with the United Nations data.
These conferences fall under the category of 'Key Support'.
The CDC also supports annually a few major international conferences occurring in developed countries (countries with a Gross National Income per capita (GNI) greater than 11,000 USD).
This is possible only when the international conferences invite mathematicians from developing and economically disadvantaged countries and if the money granted by CDC is specifically used for supporting them.
Organizers of category B conferences are additionally required to prove that they will match the funds requested from CDC with an equal amount from other sources which must also be dedicated to supporting conference participation by mathematicians from developing countries.
1. Completed applications must be sent by the conference organizers at least four (4) months before the conference starts.
2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) of BOTH conference organizers must be submitted. It must include a selected list of publications. (Max. 3 pages)
3. Budget details must be included. It should be a detailed draft of the approximate spending (see 'Grant details' below for an overview of what is covered). The applicant CANNOT apply for more than 3,500 EUR.
4. The application form must include a list of invited speakers (Name-University-Country). Please specify those who have accepted the invite.
5. The application form must also include a detailed scientific program (which includes details of how the conference will be organized: plenary lectures, parallel sessions, etc).