The International Mathematical Union will award travel grants to young mathematicians to help them to attend the ICM-98, Berlin, Germany August 18-28, 1998. The grants are intended primarily for young mathematicians from developing countries (not necessarily members of IMU). Please notice that Mathematicians from countries with strict monetary regulations are not part of this program, but shall also be considered directly by the Local Organizing Committee.
The age-limit for the grantees is 35 years at the occasion of the Congress. The candidates should present evidence of research work on post-doctoral level, and they should be able to benefit from the interaction with mathematicians from other countries attending the Congress.
In addition to the name and address of the candidate, the applications should contain a brief curriculum vitae, including date of birth, plus a list of publications (papers published or accepted for publication).
The Local Organizing Committee of the International Congress of Mathematicians will provide a special allowance to the grantees to cover their registration, board and lodging.
Applications for the travel grant may be sent directly to the Secretary of the Union. Applications may also be submitted through the Committees for Mathematics, which in such a case will send all the relevant information about the candidates to the Secretary.
All applications should reach the Secretary by January 1, 1998:
The Travel Grants Committee (Professors M.S. Narasimhan, A. O. Kuku, Gu Chaohao, Eduard Zehnder and Jacob Palis) met in Paris, at Collége de France on April 9, 1994. The Committee received 197 applications by February/94. The Committee decided to give travel grants to 85 mathematicians, but six of them regretted that they had to decline the invitation for personal reasons. So IMU provided travel grants to 78 young researchers from developing countries and indicated one more to the Swiss Organizing Committee for local expenses. Actually, the local expenses to the 79 guarantees were covered by the Swiss.