2015 Abel Visiting Scholar Program for Mathematicians (USD 5,000 per mathematician)


Application Deadline: December 31, 2015

The Niels Henrik Abel Board and the International Mathematical Union invite applications from mathematicians professionally based in developing countries to visit an international research collaborator for a period of one month. The period is extendable for up to three months in the case of matching support from the host institution.

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


Applicants must

     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.

Therefore for the application deadline of April 30, 2015, applicants should be born ON or AFTER April 30, 1975.

The maximum age may be increased by up to three years in the case of an individual with a broken career pattern (applicants should be born on or after April, 30, 1972). This should be noted in the application together with the reason for the broken career pattern.


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 following deadlines apply:

  • April 30, 2015 for research visits between September 1 and

          December 31, 2015

  • August 31, 2015 for research visits between January 1 and April

          30, 2016.

  • December 31, 2015 or research visits between April 1 and August 31, 2016

Each application must include:

     •    A curriculum vitae including a list of recent publications

     •    A research plan for the visit

     •    An official invitation from the institution of the international

          research partner

     •    One letter of recommendation

     •    A copy of the PhD certificate

•    A statement about the current employment status/ position in the home institution

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.

Financial Support

The grant will cover health insurance, visa cost, all travel (economy flights or equivalent) and living expenses including accommodation for one month for up to a total maximum amount of USD 5,000 per mathematician.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Abel Visiting Scholar Program


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