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 seven other members.
This program is administered by IMU-CDC and partially supported by the Niels Henrik Abel Board.
Completed applications must be sent by the conference organizers at least four (4) months before the conference will start
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.
For all applicants applying for CDC funding for activities scheduled between from now until the end of 2021:
Please note that we will request a confirmation letter from the head of department (where the activity is supposed to be held) confirming the dates of the planned activity.
Please also check if there are any travel warnings for specific countries before you apply for CDC funding.
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.
CDC classifies the Developing Countries according to the World Bank Database https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GNP.PCAP.CD?locations=MD&most_recent_value_desc=false (most recent year 2018).
5. In exceptional cases, conferences conducted by developed countries inviting mathematicians from developing or economically disadvantaged countries can be accepted.
Category A- Conference Support in Developing Countries
The list of Developing Countries includes all the countries classified by the World Bank in the categories: Low income, Lower middle income, and Upper middle income in accordance with the World Bank Database updates of July 2019. It includes all countries with Gross National Income (GNI) per capita in USD, not exceeding USD 12,375, with the World Bank data of 2018. https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GNP.PCAP.CD
These conferences fall under the category of 'Key Support'.
Category B- Conference Support in Developed Countries
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 12,375 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 4,000 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).