By | April 6, 2023

The International Mathematical Union (IMU) Scholarship  is offering Graduate Research Assistantships to PhD and Master‘s students from developing countries listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU Committee for Developing Countries (CDC) Definition of Developing Countries. These research assistantships provide support for emerging research groups in the form of financial aid for their graduate students.

It provides modest support for emerging research groups, making it possible for them to fund their most talented students as graduate research assistants, thereby fostering the growth of a mathematics community.

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The International Mathematical Union (IMU) Scholarship Details:

It is assumed that the emerging research group has an ongoing collaboration with an international mathematician.

Students enrolled in a Master or PhD program in Mathematics will be given a monthly stipend to cover the cost of their studies, as well as the opportunity to work with a renowned international mathematician in order to enhance their research.

The International Mathematical Union (IMU) Scholarship  Requirements:

To be considered for the Program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • The Principal Investigator should be a university professor in mathematics holding a PhD and live and work in a university or research center in a developing country listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU CDC Definition of Developing Countries, and who is already training mathematics Master’s or PhD students, and who is part of a research group.
  • The International Partner should be a mathematician working in a university or research center not based in any of the countries listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU CDC Definition of Developing Countries.

The International Partner and Principal Investigator should stay in constant communication, utilizing the latest communication technology. When submitting the application, there should already be a strong and ongoing relationship established between the International Partner and Principal Investigator.

The Principal Investigator will be responsible for ensuring smooth sustained communication in the Team between:

  • The graduate research assistants,
  • The International Partner, and
  • The GRAID Committee.

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The International Mathematical Union (IMU) Scholarship Duration and Reward

The GRAID Committee will determine the exact stipend amount for each graduate research assistant, which may not exceed USD 3,500 per annum. A maximum of three graduate research assistantships can be applied for by one team. The amount of the stipend will depend on the local cost of living.

The following costs can be covered by the stipend:

  • Accommodation expenses of the graduate research assistant
  • Basic living expenses
  • For PhD students the stipend will typically cover 4 years depending on satisfactory progress based on annual reports. Extensions for up to 6 months will be decided at the discretion of the GRAID Committee.
  • Master students will typically be funded for 1 year. Extensions for up to 6 months will be decided at the discretion of the GRAID Committee

Required Documents

  • A short CV of the PI and a short CV of the International Partner,
  • A narrative Collaboration Proposal (not to exceed 3 pages) based on the already existing contacts between PI and International Partner. It must contain the following:
    • The proposal should describe their professional relationship, the research group the PI hopes to foster, the number of PhD and/or Master students they hope to support and a summary of their vision for the training of these students.
    • The research plan.
    • An itemized budget for the requested support.
    • The proposal should be signed by PI and International Partner.
  • A reference letter, from the International Partner supporting the application, to be uploaded by the International Partner on receipt of an email requesting him/her to do so.

Method of Application

We invite applications from Teams consisting of:

  • The Principal Investigator (PI) plus his or her research group, and
  • The International Partner.

The PI has to complete an online application form, via the MathPrograms website:

The Program is administered by members of the GRAID Committee. For further details and inquiries please send an email to the Secretary of the GRAID Committee:


Deadline: April 15, 2023

The International Mathematical Union (IMU) Scholarship Summary

  • Host: International Mathematical Union (IMU)
  • Category: Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships | PhD Scholarships
  • Eligible Countries: All Developing Countries
  • Reward: USD 3,500 Stipends | Accommodation
  • Deadline: April 15, 2023
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