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International Mathematical Union (IMU) Abel Visiting Scholar Program 2021 [Fully-Funded]: Apply by Dec 31


Applications are now invited for the International Mathematical Union (IMU) Abel Visiting Scholar Program 2021. The International Mathematical Union invites 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.


The grant can cover for one month and only for the applicant up to 4,400 EUR (5,000 Dollars):

  1. Travel costs
  2. Visa fees
  3. Travel insurance charges
  4. Basic living cost  (daily allowance based on living cost of the visiting country/ city, This amount includes the cost for public transport and all other living costs).
  5. Accommodation cost in the host country (hotel is allowed if the host provides a statement that no guesthouse or rented flat is available and max. 4 weeks. If you stay longer than 4 weeks you have to rent a suitable apartment or guesthouse). Receipts for cash payments for accommodation costs can not be accepted! You have to pay via a trackable transfer method.
Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  1. Hold at the time of application a Ph.D. in Mathematics,
  2. Be based in a developing country at the time of application (information on “Developing Country” right below)
  3. Hold a position in a university/ research institution.
  4. Be in the early stages of their professional careers, more precisely: the applicants  should
  5. Bot yet be of full professorial rank but have a working contract in a university/ college.
  6. Be under 35 years of age at the day of the application deadline.

The maximum age may be increased by up to three years in the case of an individual with a broken career pattern. This should be noted in the application together with the reason for the broken career pattern. Applications from women mathematicians are strongly encouraged.

How to Apply?
  1. The completed Online Application Form. To apply online, click here.
  2. A curriculum vitae of applicant and host, including a list of recent publications (max. 3 pages each)
  3. A research plan for the visit.
  4. An official invitation from the institution of the international research partner.
  5. 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.
  6. A copy of the Ph.D. certificate.
  7. 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.
  8. A budget estimation.
  9. A picture of you for our website (upload separately to the Online Application Form).
  10. 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.

Please merge all required documents (except the picture of you) into one (1) PDF file and upload it in the Online Application Form.


For full notification, click the link below.

International Mathematical Union (IMU) Abel Visiting Scholar Program 2021



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