IMU/CDC Graduate Research Assistantships in Developing Countries (GRAID) Program 2018

IMU/CDC Graduate Research Assistantships in Developing Countries (GRAID) Program 2018

Deadline: March 15, 2018

IMU/CDC is now accepting applications for the 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. 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.

It is assumed that the emerging research group has an ongoing collaboration with an international mathematician. The students will receive a monthly stipend to study full-time and pursue a Master or PhD graduate degree in mathematics and they will be supported additionally by linking their research with an international mathematician.

Funding for the graduate research assistantships will be provided by voluntary donations from mathematicians or mathematical institutions worldwide.

Duration

  1. For PhD students the stipend will typically cover 4 years depending on satisfactory progress based on annual reports. Extensions for up to 6 months will be decided at the discretion of the GRAID Committee.
  2. Master students will typically be funded for 1 year. Extensions for up to 6 months will be decided at the discretion of the GRAID Committee

Benefits

The amount of the stipend per graduate research assistant should not exceed USD 3,500 per year. The exact amount will be decided by the GRAID Committee on a case-by-case basis depending on the local cost of living. One Team can apply for up to 3 graduate research assistantships.

The following costs can be covered by the stipend:

  • Accommodation expenses of the graduate research assistant
  • Basic living expenses

Eligibility

They invite applications from Teams consisting of:

  1. the Principal Investigator (PI) plus his or her research group, and
  2. the International Partner.

The Principal Investigator should be a university professor in mathematics holding a PhD and live and work in a university or research center in a developing country listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU CDC Definition of Developing Countries, and 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 in a university or research center not based in any of the countries listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU CDC Definition of Developing Countries.

Requirements

  • Candidates for graduate research assistantships need to be residents of the country of the university or research institution of the PI.
  • There is no age limit.
  • Assistantship candidates must be either pre-accepted to start or already enrolled be in a Master or PhD program in mathematics in the home university or research institution of the PI.
  • PI’s who have graduate research assistants receiving support from the GRAID Program will be required to upload (to their MathPrograms GRAID account) an annual progress report for each student.

Application

GRAID assistantships will be awarded quarterly, and will take into account all the applications received since the last awarding decision; awards will be made as funding Permits. Next deadline: March 15, 2018

The following documents have to be uploaded during the application process:

  • A short CV of the PI and a short CV of the International Partner,
  • A narrative Collaboration Proposal (not to exceed 3 pages) based on the already existing contacts between PI and International Partner. It must contain the following:
    • The proposal should describe their professional relationship, the research group the PI hopes to foster, the number of PhD and/or Master students they hope to support and a summary of their vision for the training of these students.
    • The research plan.
    • An itemized budget for the requested support.
    • The proposal should be signed by PI and International Partner.
  • A reference letter, from the International Partner supporting the application, to be uploaded by the International Partner on receipt of an email requesting him/her to do so.

The PI has to complete an online application form, via the MathPrograms website.

For more information, visit GRAID assistantships.

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