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Updated Flyers

The IMU-CDC is particularly interested in ensuring that information about IMU financial support opportunities for mathematicians based in developing countries reaches as many mathematicians as possible, all around the world.

To this end, we have edited some updated flyers that can be downloaded from the CDC funding opportunities webpage.  We encourage you to share them on social networks, to send them by email and to post them on the bulletin boards of departments and research institutes.  We thank you in advance for your collaboration in this dissemination effort.

Olga Gil-Medrano
Secretary for Policy of the CDC

News from the CDC

Conference Support Program

This program gives partial support to conferences in the mathematical sciences organized in developing countries. The maximum amount that is awarded is €4,000, which must be used to cover travel and accommodation costs of invited speakers or participants coming from developing countries.  In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic, applications can include expenses for the acquisition of material or payment of services to conduct activities entirely or partially in online format. The program is partially supported by the Niels Henrik Abel Board (Norway).

IMU-CDC invites applications by July 15th, 2021, for conferences starting after November 15th, 2021.

Conference Support Plus.  Due to the pandemic, CDC is aware that mathematicians around the world may need extra help to reactivate their activities. It has been approved that the Grant Selection Committee can award, once per year, up to €10,000 for a conference which is particularly important for bringing mathematicians back together and promoting international collaborations. This award will be decided together with the October calls.  The deadline is October 1st, 2021.

We recommend consulting the details and subsequent deadlines at the CDC Conference Support Program webpage.

Volunteer Lecturer Program

The IMU-CDC Volunteer Lecturer Program (VLP) fosters international cooperation by offering financial assistance to universities in developing countries to host a volunteer lecturer for a 3–4 week intensive course. The course given by the volunteer should be part of a regular mathematics undergraduate or master’s degree program at the hosting university, on subjects in which the university could have a lack of expertise.  Only host institutions can apply for the grant in the VLP.  This program is partially funded by the American Mathematical Society and the Niels Henrik Abel Board.

In this program, funding can cover the expenses of the Volunteer Lecturer up to €4,400.  Additionally, the grant can support preparation of course material (printing, photocopying, books) up to €1,000, and possible expenses for the acquisition of material or use of services to conduct lectures entirely or partially in the online format, up to €2,000.

IMU-CDC encourages applications to the VLP by September 1, 2021, for lectures to be held after January 1, 2022.

We recommend consulting the details and subsequent deadlines at the CDC Volunteer Lecturer Program.

Free subscriptions to two journals of the Institut Henri Poincaré

The Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris is offering free subscriptions for at least five years to two of its journals:

  • Annales IHP C  (Analyse Non Linéaire / Nonlinear Analysis)
  • Annales IHP D (Combinatorics, Physics and their Interactions)

to libraries in developing countries.  From 2022 on these two journals will be published by EMS Press under the Subscribe to Open (S2O) model.

The call for applications is open until October 15th, 2021.  Applications should be submitted using this webpage.

Olga Gil-Medrano
Secretary for Policy of the CDC

IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship 2021: Call for Nominations!

Thanks to a generous donation by the winners of the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics - Ian Agol, Jean Bourgain, Simon Donaldson, Alex Eskin, Christopher Hacon, Martin Hairer, Maxim Kontsevich, Vincent Lafforgue, Jacob Lurie, James McKernan, Terence Tao and Richard Taylor - IMU with the assistance of FIMU is opening a new call of the IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program to support postgraduate studies, in a developing country, leading to a PhD degree in the mathematical sciences.

The IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship offers a limited number of complete grants, with a duration of up to four years, for excellent students from developing countries.

Professional mathematicians are invited to nominate highly motivated and mathematically talented students from developing coutnries who plan to complete a doctoral degree in a developing country, including their own home country. Nominees must have a consistently good academic record and must be seriously interested in pursuing a career of research and teaching in mathematics.

For a nomination to be eligible, the country of citizenship of the student, the country of residence and the country where the studies will take place must be on the list of Developing Countries, as defined by the IMU for the period of 2019-2022.

The 2021 call will be open from February 1, 2021 to May 30, 2021. For more information, please visit this page.

New call of the IMU-CDC Graduate Assistantships in Developing Countries Program (GRAID)

CDC/ GRAID

The Program provides modest support for emerging research groups, working in a developing country listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU Definition, making it possible for them to fund their most talented students to study full-time and pursue a Master or PhD graduate degree in mathematics.
 
We invite applications from Teams consisting of a Principal Investigator plus his or her research group and an International Partner by March 15, 2021.
 
The Principal Investigator should be a university professor in mathematics holding a PhD, working at a university or research centre in a developing country listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU Definition, who is already training mathematics Master’s or PhD students and who is part of a research group. The International Partner should be a mathematician working at a university or research centre not based in any of the countries listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU Definition. At the time of application there should be an active and ongoing collaboration between the International Partner and Principal Investigator.
 
This program is managed by the GRAID Subcommittee and the American Mathematical Society.
 
For more information please visit https://www.mathunion.org/cdc/scholarshipsgraduate-scholarships/graduate-assistantships-developing-countries
 
Call for Donations to the GRAID Program
Funding for GRAID is provided by voluntary donations from mathematicians or mathematical institutions worldwide. IMU-CDC acknowledges and encourages donations to GRAID that can be done via the Friends of IMU website http://friends-imu.org/donate/#graid.

 

2020 CIMPA Research School on Functional Analysis and Applications, South Africa, 13-24 January, 2020

The "2020 CIMPA Research School on Functional Analysis and Applications" was held at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa during the period 13-24 January, 2020. The aim of the research school was to bring together postgraduate students and early researchers, who are within five years of graduation with their PhD, of South Africa’s higher institutions and those of the neighbouring countries who are working in the fields of functional analysis. The research school introduced them to different topics in functional analysis and gave them a broad knowledge on functional analysis and applications. The research school was also a tool for discussion and exploration of research collaboration in functional analysis. The participants had the opportunity to receive through mini courses theoretical and computational sides of several topics in functional analysis other than their areas of study.

For more information please go here.

IMU BREAKOUT GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS AWARDED

IMU-Breakout Graduate Fellowships (BGF) awarded

The BGF Selection Committee of the CDC has completed during the month of September the evaluation of the nominations to BGF program received for the 2020 call. Three students have been awarded a BGF grant to complete a PhD program at their home countries: Benin, Indonesia and Uganda.

IMU-CDC very much appreciates the generous donations from all the Breakthrough Prize winners with which the BGF grants are funded.

The 2021 call will be announced in due time.

More information in: https://www.mathunion.org/cdc/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/imu-breakout-graduate-fellowship-program

See also the interesting article by Della Dumbaugh appeared in the September 2019 Issue of the AMS Notices. https://www.ams.org/journals/notices/201908/rnoti-p1294.pdf

IMU-CDC Graduate Scholarships GRAID awarded

IMU-CDC Graduate Scholarships GRAID awarded

The Selection Committee has completed during the month of July the evaluation of the applications to GRAID (Graduate Research Assistantships in Developing Countries) program received for the 2020 call. Three research teams of Benin, Nepal and Ivory Coast have been awarded a GRAID grant to support one PhD student each. A team of Cameroon has received a grant to support one PhD student and two MS students.

GRAID program is funded thanks to kind donations from mathematicians or mathematical institutions worldwide. IMU-CDC very much appreciates all the donations that are welcome, via the Friends of IMU website http://friends-imu.org/donate/#graid

The 2021 call of GRAID program will be announced in due time.

More information in: https://www.mathunion.org/cdc/scholarships/graduate-scholarships

African Workshop on Mathematical Optimisation, South Africa, 11-15 November, 2019

The "African Workshop on Mathematical Optimisation" was held at the University of Zululand, South Africa during the period 11-15 November, 2019. With the target of introducing state of the art methods and developments in mathematical optimization, the school addressed a variety of topics in this field. Main topics included linear and non-linear programming, stochastic optimization, large scale optimization, dynamic optimization, multilevel programming and game theory along with computational optimization, specifically metaheuristics.

For more information please go here.