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IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program (mathematics | developing countries)


The IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program is funded by the International Mathematical Union (IMU)'s Commission for Developing Countries (CDU). The program supports outstanding students in developing countries for their postgraduate studies, leading to a PhD degree in the mathematical sciences. Applicants must be citizens of reside in developing countries. The nomination form has to be filled out online and be submitted by the nominator. Students cannot apply themselves for the fellowship. Changes after submission are not possible.

Conditions for Nominator (Professional Mathematician)

  • Professional mathematicians (including those who have superannuated, but continue to mentor young students).
  • It is preferred that the nominator has been mentoring the nominee.

Conditions for Nominee (Student)

  1. The student must be a resident AND a citizen of a developing country
  2. The student must be either

    • A) pre-accepted to join a doctoral program in the first academic year after the time of selection in a university or research institution which is based in a developing country. OR
    • B) already enrolled in a doctoral program in a university or research institution which is based in a developing country

  3. There is no age limit for the student.

Nomination for women students is strongly encouraged.

The fellowship provides 10,000 USD per year over 4 years. Nominations close on May 31, 2023.

Full application due:
May 31, 2023

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