IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowships in Mathematics in 2019 for Students from Developing Countries

The World Academy of Sciences – TWAS has released the call of the IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship program in support of postgraduate studies, in a developing country, leading to a PhD degree in the mathematical sciences.
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 record and must be seriously interested in pursuing a career of research and teaching in mathematics.


Eligible Countries

This could be the country of citizenship of the student, the country of residency and the country where the study will take place must be contained in the list of Developing Countries as defined by IMU for the period 2016-2019. They include: AlgeriaArgentinaArmeniaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbados,BelarusBelizeBeninBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBrunei,BulgariaCameroonCape VerdeChileChinaColombiaComorosCosta Rica,CroatiaDominicaEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaFijiGabon,GeorgiaGhanaGrenadaGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHondurasHungary,IndiaIndonesiaIranJamaicaJordanKazakhstanKenyaKosovoKyrgyzstan,LebanonMacedoniaMalaysiaMaldivesMauritiusMexicoMoldovaMongolia,MontenegroMoroccoMozambiqueNicaraguaNigerNigeriaOmanPalau,PanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPolandRomaniaRussiaSaint Lucia,Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSao Tome and PrincipeSenegalSerbia,SeychellesSierra LeoneSolomon IslandsSouth AfricaSurinameTajikistan,TanzaniaThailandTogoTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistan,UgandaUkraineUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuelaVietnamZimbabwe. List of developing countries can be found here.


Eligibility Conditions

The nomination form must be completed by a nominator. Students cannot apply themselves for the fellowship. All applications must be made online and cannot be modified after submission. Nominators must be Professional Mathematicians and must have a good knowledge of the student.


Conditions for the Nominee (Student)

The student must either
A) come from a developing country

B) be pre-accepted into a doctoral program in the first academic year after the time of selection in a university or research institution which is based in a developing country from the following list.

C) already be enrolled in a doctoral program in a university or research institution which is based on a developing country from the following list. See list above.

There is no age limit for the student.

Nomination for women students is strongly encouraged.

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Expenses that can be covered by the fellowship

The fellowship covers the period of the doctoral program (4 years). The following costs up to a maximum of USD 10,000 per year can be covered by the grant: full tuition, accommodation, travel expenses to the host institution and basic living expenses.

Application Deadline: 31 May 2019 Central European Time (CET, Berlin).

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