International Mathematical Union (IMU) Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program 2019 for students from developing countries (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: 31st May 2019

The IMU,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. The IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program offers a limited number of grants for excellent students from developing countries.

Requirements

Professional mathematicians are invited to nominate highly motivated and mathematically talented students from developing countries who plan to complete a doctoral degree in a developing country, including their own home country.

Nominees must have a consistently good academic recordfrom the high school level and must be seriously interested in pursuing a career of research and teaching in mathematics.

Candidates for the Fellowship:

Candidates must be both citizens of and residents in one of the developing countries as defined by IMU.

Candidates must have a thesis advisor and a research project and must be either already enrolled in a recognized doctoral program or pre-accepted to join a doctoral program in the first Academic Year after the time of selection.

The host institution must be either a recognized university or a research institution in one of the developing countries as defined by IMU.

Expenses that can be covered by the fellowship

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 

Fellowship content:

The tentative number of fellowships to be awarded is three(3) and the maximum duration is of four(4) years.

The fellowship covers tuition fees, travel expenses to the host institution (if different from the home one), accommodation and basic living expenses that will depend on the cost of living in the country where the doctoral program takes place, accordingly with the budget provided by the nominee.

The grants are limited to USD 10.000 per year.Nomination:Individual candidates cannot apply themselves for the fellowship.Only nominations by professional mathematicians (including those who have superannuated, but continue to mentor young students) of candidates mathematically gifted and who aspire to a career in mathematical teaching and research will be entertained.

It is advisable that the nominator has mentored the nominee previously.

Fellowship content:

The tentative number of fellowships to be awarded is three(3) and the maximum duration is of four(4) years.

The fellowship covers tuition fees, travel expenses to the host institution (if different from the home one), accommodation and basic living expenses that will depend on the cost of living in the country where the doctoral program takes place, accordingly with the budget provided by the nominee.

The grants are limited to USD 10.000 per year.Nomination:Individual candidates cannot apply themselves for the fellowship.Only nominations by professional mathematicians (including those who have superannuated, but continue to mentor young students) of candidates mathematically gifted and who aspire to a career in mathematical teaching and research will be entertained.

It is advisable that the nominator has mentored the nominee previously.

Entry submission and documentation:

The nomination process will open on February 11, 2019 and conclude at 09:00 AM hours CET on May 31, 2019.

The nomination has to be filled on line through the website of the IMU https://www.mathunion.org/cdc/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/imu-breakout-graduate-fellowship-programby the nominator who will be asked to upload the following material during the process:

Statement from nominator
Scanned copy of student nominee passport Official letter of pre-acceptance in the PhD Programme
Budget of total expenses requested
PhD Supervisor CV Research Project
Letters of recommendation (2)Transcripts of coursework (certified copies)

A)BSc degree or equivalent
B)MSc degree or equivalent Nominee CV Nominee letter of motivation, including future plans Nominator declaration PhD Supervisor declaration Nominee declaration

Fellowships conditions:

The fellowship is incompatible with any other scholarship.

The fellowship will be awarded starting from the time of selection Fellowship (i.e. without retrospective effect) in case of awardees already enrolled in a doctoral program, and from the time the awardee enrols in a recognized doctoral program otherwise.

The fellowship will be sanctioned for one year at a time and is renewable annually, based on satisfactory progress of the awardee and will cease to be awarded when the awardee completes the doctoral program or at the end of four years, whichever is earlier.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program

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