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. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, costs incurred from COVID-19 tests, quarantines, as well as COVID-19 vaccines can be covered by the CDC upon request.
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.
The online application form for the IMU Individual Travel Support Program must be completed and submitted together with the documents listed below.
A completed application form must include all of the following documents as one PDF Document:
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.
1. The amount that is awarded usually ranges between 1,500 EUR - 2,500 EUR.
2. The Grant can cover the following costs:
3. Please note that the grant does not cover any travel costs, accommodation and living costs for requests for additional trips (e.g. to participate in conferences/ workshops) during this time. Those costs have to be covered by the grantee or his/her host institution.
The grant is paid in two installments:
The grantee must submit a detailed financial report and activity with all invoices and boarding tickets to the IMU Secretariat (in original via postage) two weeks after the conclusion of the visit.
*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.
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.
Please note that in order to access the online application form, you must first create an account.
You may create an account on the account registration page. You will be able to access the online form once you log into your account.