AFRICAN MATHEMATICS MILLENNIUM SCIENCE INITIATIVE (AMMSI-Phillip) Griffiths Prize & Travel Grant 2016 for African Mathematician.

Application Deadline:  5th March 2016

The AMMSI-Phillip Griffiths Prize is to be awarded annually, starting in 2016, to an African mathematician, living in Africa, who has made outstanding contribution to mathematics, application of mathematics or promotion of mathematics, as evidenced by research and its impact.

The award comprises a certificate with a citation on the winner’s scientific achievement as well as a cash prize of USD 6,000. The Prize has been made possible through a grant to AMMSI by Professor Phillip Griffiths occasioned by his reception of the Chern Prize in 2014.

Nominations are welcomed from any part of the world. The letter forwarding the nomination should be accompanied by documents containing the following information: ·

  • Full name, email address and mailing address of the person nominated;·
  • Home web-page of the nominee (if any); ·
  • The proposed citation (a Concise statement of not more than 250 words detailing the outstanding contribution);
  • Justification for nomination (The nominator should cite the reasons for considering the candidate to be deserving and include explanations of the impact of the candidate’s work arising from his/her publications and activities) (Maximum 4 A4 pages)
  • A brief Curriculum Vitae of the nominee including selected major publications (Maximum 4 A4 pages)
  • Name, contact details and home web-page of the nominator (or nominators). Self nominations will not be accepted. The nominations and accompanying documents should be sent by email only to:

Chair, AMMSI Awards Committee

African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative

School of Mathematics, University of Nairobi

P.O. Box 30197-00100

Nairobi

KENYA at the email address: [email protected]

The AMMSI-Phillip Griffiths Travel Grant is to be awarded annually, starting 2016, to an African mathematician, living in Africa, to enable him or her visit an international research partner for a period of 1 to 3 months. In case of matching support from the host institution, the period may be extended as appropriate. The program is designed to offer the opportunity for research to mathematicians in the early stages of their professional careers. It has been made possible through a grant to AMMSI by Professor Phillip Griffiths occasioned by his reception of the Chern Prize in 2014.

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must

  1. hold a PhD in mathematics at the time of application
  2. be an African living in Africa
  3.  hold a position in a university/ research institution
  4. have published at least 3 papers in reputable journals
  5. be in the early stages of their professional careers, namely the applicant should not be of associate or full professorial rank
  6. be under 40 years of age at the day of the application deadline.

Applications from women mathematicians are strongly encouraged.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Applicants may request up to a total maximum amount of USD 5,000 to cover travel (economy flights or equivalent), health insurance, visa fees, and accommodation with boarding for 1 to 3 months.

RESEARCH

The applicant must already have initiated research contact with the proposed international research partner. The collaboration should take place at the international partner’s home institution.

The applicant should provide a research statement which explains the project to be pursued and lists the mathematicians with whom the applicant will collaborate.

APPLICATIONS

The application forms (if not attached to this announcement) are available on the AMMSI website: www.ammsi.org.

The application form must be accompanied by:

  • A curriculum vitae including a list of recent publications (Maximum 4 A4 pages)
  • A detailed research plan which gives the general aim of the visit and describes the scientific work to be carried out. (Maximum 2 A4 pages)
  • An official invitation from the institution of the international research partner, which clearly specifies the period of the visit and any commitments, if any, of matching support for a stay longer than 3 months.
  • A letter from the international research partner supporting the research proposal and indicating willingness to collaborate with the applicant.

 

  • A letter of recommendation by someone who is acquainted with the applicant’s research and who is not the international research partner

 

  • A copy of the PhD certificate
  • A letter from the home institution indicating the applicant’s employment status/ position and affirming that the applicant has been given leave of absence

The application form and accompanying documents should be sent by email only to:

Chair, AMMSI Awards Committee

African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative

School of Mathematics, University of Nairobi

P.O. Box 30197-00100

Nairobi

KENYA.

at the email address: [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the AFRICAN MATHEMATICS MILLENNIUM SCIENCE INITIATIVE

 

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