Abel Visiting Scholar Program For Developing Countries 2017 (Funded)

Abel Visiting Scholar Program For Developing Countries 2017 (Funded)

Deadlines: April 30 & August 31, 2016, January 8 2017

The Niels Henrik Abel Board and the International Mathematical Union invite applications from mathematicians professionally based in developing countries to visit an international research collaborator for a period of one month. (In case the length of the visit exceeds one month, the candidate should provide evidence of financial support from the host institution to cover the living expenses beyond the first month).

 The program is designed for post doctoral mathematicians in the early stages of their professional careers.   It is designed to offer the opportunity for a ‘research sabbatical,’ a necessary complement to teaching and other academic duties for mathematicians desiring to also sustain a viable research program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must

  •  hold at the time of application a PhD in Mathematics,
  •  be based in a developing country at the time of application
  •  hold a position in a university/ research institution
  • Applications from women mathematicians are strongly encouraged.
  • be in the early stages of their professional careers, more precisely: the applicants  should
    (i) not yet be of full professorial rank but have a working contract in a university/ college
    (ii) be under 40 years of age at the day of the application deadline.

Therefore for the application deadline of April 30, 2016, applicants should be born ON or AFTER April 30, 1976.

The maximum age may be increased by up to three years in the case of an individual with a broken career pattern (applicants who wish to apply for the April 30, 2016 deadline should be born on or after August, 31, 1973). This should be noted in the application together with the reason for the broken career pattern.

 Financial Support

The grant can cover for one month and only for the applicant:

  1. travel cost to the host institution (economy flight or equivalent) 
  2. food expenses 
  3. accommodation expenses 
  4. travel health insurance,
  5. visa cost
  6. local public transport up to USD 100 (for one month)

 The total maximum amount is USD 5,000 per grantee. Family expenses and any other cost cannot be covered.  

Important Deadlines: 

  • April 30, 2016 for research visits between September 1 and December 31, 2016
  • August 31, 2016 for research visits between January 1 and April  30, 2017.
  • January 8, 2017 for research visits between April 1 and August 31, 2017

How to Apply

Each application must include:

  1. A curriculum vitae including a list of recent publications
  2. A research plan for the visit
  3. An official invitation from the institution of the international research partner
  4. One letter of recommendation: If the letter of recommendation is not written by the international research partner (the host), the application should include a statement from the host approving the research plan.
  5. A copy of the PhD certificate
  6. A statement about the current employment status/ position in the home institution signed and stamped by your employer. The statement should include the duration of your employment
  7. A budget estimation (see Financial Support)
  8. In case you are planning to stay for more than one month you must attached a proof of the matching funds for your living costs from the host institution

The application form can be found herePlease always send your application form cc to “icmi.cdc.administrator(at)mathunion.org”.

For more information, visit Abel Visiting Scholar Program.