Thanks to a generous donation by the following winners of the Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics – Ian Agol, Jean Bourgain, Simon Donaldson, Alex Eskin, Christopher Hacon, Martin Hairer, Maxim Kontsevich, Vincent Lafforgue, Jacob Lurie, James McKernan, Takuro Mochizuki, Daniel A. Spielman, Terence Tao, and Richard Taylor – the International Mathematical Union, with the assistance of FIMU, maintains 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 offers a limited number of grants for excellent students from developing countries.
Professional mathematicians are invited to nominate highly motivated and mathematically talented students from developing countries 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.
It is the hope of the donors, the IMU and FIMU that the fellowship helps educate the next generation of mathematicians and hopefully results in extended benefits to the home countries of those chosen for the fellowships.
The program was the subject of the editorial of the January issues of the IMU-Net 93 by Terry Tao (UCLA) and Richard Taylor (Stanford University), as well as the interesting article by Della Dumbaugh which appeared in the September issue of the AMS notices in 2019.
2024 Call for Nominations and Deadlines
2024 Call for Nominations (pdf file)
The nomination process (including the online application form) will open on February 1, 2024 and conclude at 09:00 AM hours CEST on May 31, 2024. The online application form will be available on this website.
The 2016 recipients are, listed in alphabetical order:
Do Thai Duong was a Vietnamese PhD student at the Institute of Mathematics of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology. He obtained his PhD in March 2022.
María Alejandra Ramírez Luna was a Colombian PhD student at the Universidad del Valle, Colombia. She obtained her PhD in April 2022.
Abebe Regassa Tufa (Ethiopia) received the scholarship to obtain his PhD at the University of Botswana. He obtained his PhD in June 2018 .
The 2019 recipients are, listed in alphabetical order:
Phan Thang Hong has obtained the PhD degree in Mathematics on September 2022 at the Institute of Mathematics of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
Darya Sukhoresbka is an Ukrainian PhD student at the B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Adeolu Taiwo (Nigeria) has obtained a PhD degree in Mathematics in May 2021 at the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
The 2020 recipients are, listed in alphabetical order:
Christelle Judith Agonkoui is a Beninese PhD student at the Institute of Mathematics and Physics (IMSP) of the University Abomey-Calavi.
Annisa Nur Falah is an Indonesian PhD student at Padjadjaran University in Indonesia.
Caroline Namanya is an Ugandan PhD student at the Makerere University in Uganda.
The 2021 recipients are, listed in alphabetical order:
Hang Nguyen is a Vietnamese PhD student at the Institute of Mathematics of the Vietnam Academy of Sience and Technology
Hong Duong Thi is a Vietnamese PhD student at the Thai Nguyen University of Sciences in Vietnam
Sayooj Aby Jose is an Indian PhD student at the Alagappa University in India
Abd-semii'Oluwatosin-Enitan Owolabi is a Nigerian PhD student at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban in South Africa
Avulundiah Edwin Phiri is a Zambian PhD student at the University of Pretoria in South Africa
Edwiga Kishinda Renald is a Tanzanian PhD student at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology in Tanzania
Trinh Tung is a Vietnamese PhD student at Hanoi National University in Vietnam
Ha Tuan Dung is a Vietnamese PhD student at the Vietnam National University of Sciences.
Pushpendra Kumar is an Indian PhD student at the National Institute of Technology at Puducherry in India.
Zahra Reshadat is an Iranian PhD student at the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM) at Theheran (Iran).
Victor Amarachi Uzor is a Nigerian PhD student at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban in South Africa.
Kavitha Williams William Joseph Raj is an Indian PhD student at Vellore Institute of Technology in India.
Marzieh SOURI is an Iranian PhD student at the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences, Iran.
Heritiana Daniel ANDRIASOLOFO is a Madagascar PhD student at University of Antananariv, Madagascar.
Priyendhu KETHAPPAN SASIKUMAR is an Indian PhD student from at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetam, Coimbatore Campus, Amritanagar Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.