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Individual Travel Support Program

The Individual Travel Research Program supports mathematicians from developing countries to travel to an internationally known mathematical center of excellence (worldwide) for collaborative research (minimum stay of four weeks). The grant is intended to cover travel costs of the grantees for up to 2,500 EURO while host institutions are generally responsible for covering the local living expenses.

However, due to the current economic situation, requests for partial coverage of living expenses (such as accommodation and boarding) may also be considered during the evaluation in 2021 and 2022. Priority will be given to applicants that receive support from the host institution.

This program does not support travel cost to any conference, summer school or workshops. CDC programs do not cover the cost of accompanying family members.

 

Upcoming Deadlines

  • October 1st, 2021 for research visits between January 15th, 2022 and January 15th, 2023 (Decisions will be made by November 15th, 2021)
  • January 15th, 2022 for research visits between May 15th, 2022 and May 15th, 2023 (Decisions will be made by March 15th, 2022)
  • April 15th, 2022 for research visits starting between August 1st, 2022 and August 1st, 2023 (Decisions will be made by June 15th, 2022)
  • July 15th, 2022 for research visits starting between November 1st, 2022 and November 1st, 2023 (Decisions will be made by September 15th, 2022)

If your application is not completed by the deadline, it cannot be considered for evaluation. Please send your application at least two weeks in advance so it can be checked.

Please note that we recommend African Mathematicians to apply for the IMU Simons African Fellowship (open until 2021). 

For all applicants applying for CDC funding for activities scheduled between now and the end of 2021:
A confirmation letter from the head of department (where the activity is supposed to take place) confirming the dates of the planned activity is required.
Applicants are obligated to independently check for travel restrictions and warnings in relevant countries before applying for CDC funding.

Eligibility criteria for Applicants

1. They should hold a PhD in Mathematics

2. They must be based (place of work) in a developing country. CDC classifies countries whose Gross National Income per Capita (GNI) is less than 12,375 USD as "Developing Country". For a list please go here

3. They should be employed as a faculty member of a university or an equivalent institution.

4. They should have already established contact with a mathematician in the host institution and should have a definite research plan at the time of applying for the grant.

5. The applicant should have been granted appropriate leave of absence from his/her institution for the period of visit.

6. Minimal length of visit should be one month.

Basic Application requirements

The following documents must be submitted:

  1. Completed Online Application Form
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) of both the applicant and the host professor must be submitted. It must include a selected list of publications. (Max. 3 pages)
  3. A detailed research program covering expected interaction with local mathematicians and PhD Students as well as general objectives and aims of the visit
  4. Schedule of research visit (including planned lectures/ meetings with colleagues etc.The Tentative Budget Form must be included. It should be a detailed draft of the approximate spending (see 'Grant details' below for an overview of what is covered) on the visit.
  5. A formal letter of invitation by the host institution specifying the period of the visit, information regarding office space that the host must provide in the mathematics department of the university, along with internet access.
  6. A formal letter of confirmation by the home institution confirming the current status of employment of the applicant and acknowledgement of granted leave for the research period.

All required documents are to be merged into one PDF file and uploaded on the Online Application Form.

If your application is not completed by the deadline, it cannot be considered for evaluation.
Applicants are advised to send their applications at least two weeks in advance, in case documents have to be supplemented.

Grant details

1. The amount that is awarded usually ranges between 1,500 EUR - 2,500 EUR.

2. The Grant can cover the following costs:

  • Flight cost (economy class) from the place of work of the applicant to that of the host institution.
  • Travel cost to and from the airport and the place of work of the applicant (public transport, taxi only up to distance 50km)
  • Travel cost to and from the airport and the host institution (public transport, taxi only up to distance 50km)
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Health insurance
  • Accommodation and Living Expenses*

3. This grant does not support travel costs to attend workshops or conferences.

*Due to the current economic situation, requests for partial coverage of living expenses (such as accommodation and basic living expenses) may also be considered during the evaluation in 2021 and 2022. Priority will be given to applicants that receive support from the host institution.

Note

  1. If you do not receive an automated reply after submitting the application, let us know via cdc.grants@mathunion.org
  2. If you are applying for the the Individual Travel Fellowship then you cannot apply for the Abel Visiting Scholar program or the Simons African Fellowship Program simultaneously
  3. In exceptional cases the funds can be used by mathematicians from developed countries to visit centers of research in developing countries for a collaborative research project with mathematicians working there.
  4. The application form can be found here.
  5. During the pandemic grantees are asked to book the flights independently. The flight costs can be transferred prior booking or reimbursed afterwards as long as invoices are provided. If for some reason the visit is postponed/ canceled, you must inform us immediately.
  6. We advise Mathematicians from Africa to apply for the IMU Simons African Fellowship Program.

 

Final Report Form (for scientific and financial report)

For the final report (when returned home) please use the Report Form.

Selection Committee

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.

The applications are circulated to the GSC through the IMU Secretariat in Berlin, Germany.

Individual Travel Support Recipients