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Graduate Scholarships

The CDC offers two scholarship schemes to support graduate studies, in a developing country, leading to an Master or PhD degree in the mathematical sciences.

Graduate Research Assistantships in Developing Countries (GRAID) Program.

The Program provides research assistantships to graduate – PhD and Master – students of emerging research groups working in a developing country listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU CDC Definition of Developing Countries. It provides modest support for emerging research groups, making it possible for them to fund their most talented students as graduate research assistants, thereby fostering the growth of a mathematics community. The GRAID Program is funded by voluntary donations from mathematicians or mathematical institutions worldwide.

IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program 

Thanks to a generous donation by the winners of the Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics  – Ian Agol, Jean Bourgain, Simon Donaldson, Maxim Kontsevich, Jacob Lurie, Terence Tao, Richard Taylor, Christopher Hacon, and James McKernan – the International Mathematical Union, with the assistance of FIMU and TWAS launched in 2016 a fellowship program to support postgraduate studies, in a developing country, leading to a PhD degree in the mathematical sciences.The IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowships offer a limited number of grants for excellent students from developing countries.


CDC also supports selected projects per year dedicated to mathematics education and capacity building.

More information about supported projects in the category "Mathematics Education and Capacity Building" can be found here