Application Deadline: January 31, 2017
Every year, thousands of scientists migrate from developing countries in search of educational opportunities and better intellectual environments. Some of these individuals acquire singular expertise and find themselves engaged in universities, research laboratories and international organizations outside their original countries. There are reasons to believe that, given an opportunity, many of these individuals would be willing to share their expertise with scientists and students in developing countries.
The Commission for Developing Countries (CDC), a commission of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), wishes to tap the expertise of Diaspora mathematicians, in a more formal manner, in order to provide additional staff and support to mathematics departments.
Initially, the Program will be run as a pilot program in Africa for two years (May 2017 – June 2019) and will involve a total of three partnerships, thus giving rise to the name African Diaspora Mathematicians Program (ADMP).
Depending on the success of ADMP, the CDC will decide whether to expand the Program in Africa and extend it to other regions of the Developing World.
Objective of ADMP
- The objective of the ADMP is to strengthen appreciation and understanding of mathematics, particularly at the postgraduate level, by utilising the expertise of African Diaspora mathematicians, whilst at the same time encouraging collaboration in research by mathematicians in Africa and those in the African Diaspora, through the partnerships established in the Program.
- Mathematicians with a PhD who were born and raised in Africa and are now full-time employed outside of Africa as professors in mathematics.
- Mathematics academic units at any university in Africa who want to build long term connections with African Diaspora Mathematicians and hopefully the home institution of the Diaspora Mathematician.
How to Apply:
The application for ADMP has to be submitted online and via e-mail by the African Diaspora mathematician, after appropriate consultation and in agreement with the host institution.
Step 1) The African Diaspora Mathematician has to fill out and submit the online application form which will be open from October 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017 on this website. Please go to the online form here: http://www.wias-berlin.de/WCMS/registration.jsp?ADMP
Step 2) The African Diaspora Mathematician has to send an email to the ADMP Administrator which has to contain the following three (3) documents (a-c) -pdf only-:
a) letter -pdf only-from the Vice-Chancellor of the host institution affirming that the proposed partnership has been discussed with the host institution and confirming support for the partnership and activities.
b) A letter -pdf only-from the Vice-Chancellor of the home university of the African Diaspora mathematician affirming awareness of the Program and giving permission for the participation of the African Diaspora mathematician.
c) A recent CV -pdf only- of the Africa Diaspora mathematician- maximum 5 pages – which must include a list of your most recent five publications.
Please send the three documents via email to: CDC.ADMP.Administrator@mathunion.org
Application Deadline for all data and documents is 31st January 2017.
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