Abel Visiting Scholar Program 2019/2020 for Mathematicians from Developing Countries (Fully Funded & USD 5,000/Grantee)
Application Deadline: December 31st 2019
The International Mathematical Union Abel Visiting Scholar Program 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.
1. hold at the time of application a PhD in Mathematics,
2. be based in a developing country at the time of application
3. hold a position in a university/ research institution
4. be in the early stages of their professional careers, more precisely: the applicants should
4. 1) not yet be of full professorial rank but have a working contract in a university/ college
4. 2) be under 40 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.
The grant can cover for one month and only for the applicant up to 4,400 EUR (5,000 EUR):
- Travel costs
- from the place of work of the applicant to that of the host to the extent of economy class airfare. The flight will be booked and directly paid by the IMU Secretariat.
- (Public) transport (surface transport by rail or bus between the
nearest city where the airport is located and the headquarters of the
candidate or the city/town where the host institution is located, if
necessary). Maximum four (4) Taxi fares (on submission of receipts) may
be allowed to travel between the home and the airport/railway station
(upon arrival and departure).
- In case the applicant has to stay in a hotel before departure or
upon arrival, this needs to be mentioned in the budget details. Maximum
one (1) night (both arrival and departure) can be paid from the grant.
- Visa fees
- Travel insurance charges
- 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). For a list please go here. If the accommodation includes breakfast or any other meals, the daily amount will be reduced.
- 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.
All invoices for travel cost, visa, insurance, accommodation
and up to four taxi receipts and all boarding tickets have to be kept
by the grantee and be sent (original) to the CDC/ IMU Secretariat by
Applications must be received at least four months before the desired
starting date. The selection committee will review the applications and
award fellowships every four months. The result is annouced on the Abel Visiting Scholar 2017 Recipients page.
The following deadlines apply:
- August 31, 2018 is for visits during January 1 – April 30, 2019
- December 31, 2018 for visits between May 1 and August 31, 2019
- April 1, 2019 for research visits between September 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019
If your application is not complete by the deadline, it cannot be considered for the evaluation round.
Please send your application at least one week in advance for us to review
Each application must include:
- The completed Online Application Form
- A curriculum vitae of applicant and host, including a list of recent publications (max. 3 pages each)
- A research plan for the visit
- An official invitation from the institution of the international research partner
- 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.
- A copy of the PhD certificate
- 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. Please use the template attached.
- A budget estimation. Please, use the Tentative Budget Form. (for more information see ‘Financial Support’)
- A picture of you for our website (upload separately to the Online
Application Form) (The picture will be published on our website (like
if the applicant is chosen, so PLEASE upload a NICE picture in good
- 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.
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