Graduate Assistantships in Developing Countries by International Mathematical Union (IMU) [Worth Rs. 2.5L]: Apply by March 15: Expired

Graduate Research Assistantships in Developing Countries ProgramApplications are now open for the Graduate Assistantships in Developing Countries given by the Commission for Developing Countries (CDC)/International Mathematical Union. Apply by March 15.

About the organization:

Established in 2011 the CDC is a commission of the International Mathematical Union (IMU). The CDC has the mandate to manage all IMU initiatives in support of mathematics in the developing world and, in particular, to continue the successful work previously carried out by CDE and DSCG. MU/CDC has established the Graduate Research Assistantships in Developing Countries (GRAID) Program.

About the GRAID Program:

The Program provides research assistantships to graduate – Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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.

Amount of Support
The amount of the stipend per graduate research assistant should not exceed Rs. 2.5 Lakh (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.
Duration of the Support:
For Ph.D. 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.
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.

Application Process:
Applications are invited from Teams consisting of:

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

Application Materials Required:

  • Collaboration Proposal (max. 3 pages) See proposal requirements at the top under “Instructions”.
  • CV from PI (from a less developed country – max. of 2 pages).
  • CV from Partner (from a developed country – max. of 2 pages).
  • If application is approved: Student Transcript(s) (optional).
  • If the application is approved: Student CV(s) (optional).
  • When applicable: a Student progress report. The program will require reports for funded collaborations. (optional).
  • Reference Letters.

Click here to apply.


March 15.


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