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IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program 2020 for Developing Countries

Thanks to a generous donation by all the winners of the Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics the International Mathematical Union, with the assistance of FIMU and TWAS launched in 2016 a fellowship program to support postgraduate studies,in a developing country, leading to a PhD degree in the mathematical sciences.

Application Deadline: 31st May 2020 09:00 AM Central European Time (CET, Berlin).

Eligible Countries: Developing countries

To be taken at (country): Developing countries

About the Award: The IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowships offers a limited number of grants for excellent students from developing countries.

Type: Postgraduate


Conditions for the Nominator (Professional Mathematician)

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

Conditions for the Nominee (Student)

  1. The student must be A) resident AND B) a citizen of a developing country which must be contained in the list above.
  2. The student must either
    • A) be 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 on a developing country from the list above. OR
    • B) already be enrolled in a doctoral program in a university or research institution which is based on a developing country from the list above .
  3. There is no age limit for the student.

Nomination for women students is strongly encouraged.

Number of Awards: Limited

Value of Award: The fellowship can cover the entire period of the doctoral program up to four years of the student (nominee). The following costs up to a maximum of USD 10.000 per year can be covered by the grant.

  1. Full tuition fee
  2. Accommodation expenses 
  3. Travel expenses to the host institution (if different from the home country)
  4. Basic living expenses that will depend on the cost of the living of the country in which the student will study his/ her doctoral program

Duration of Programme: 4 years

How to Apply: The nomination has to be filled out and submitted online by the nominator.

To access the online nomination form, please register in IMU website and log in.
If you have previously registered in IMU website you can use the same credentials.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage see link below) before applying

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

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