Abel Visiting Scholar Program for Mathematicians Based in Developing Countries

The call for applications is ongoing for the 2024 Abel Visiting Scholar Program for Mathematicians Professionally Based in Developing Countries.

The International Mathematical Union’s Commission for Developing Countries oversees the Abel Visiting Scholar Programme, which receives full funding from the Abel Prize in Mathematics.

The goal of the Abel Visiting Scholar Programme is to provide a month-long visitation to an international research collaborator for mathematicians with professional bases in disadvantaged nations.

The course is intended for post-doctoral mathematicians who are just starting in their professions. It aims to provide the chance for a “research sabbatical,” which mathematicians who wish to maintain a successful research programme find essential as a supplement to teaching and other academic responsibilities.

Duration: one month


The grant can cover for one month and only for the applicant up to 4,400 EUR (5,000 Dollars):

  1. Travel costs
  2. Visa fees
  3. Travel insurance charges 
  4. Basic living costs for the first month 
  5. Accommodation costs in the host country


Applicants foe the Abel Visiting Scholar Program for Mathematicians must;

  • hold at the time of application a PhD in Mathematics,
  • be based in a developing country at the time of application (As defined by IMU)
  • hold a position in a university/ research institution
  • be in the early stages of their professional careers, more precisely
  • be under 35 years of age on the day of the application deadline.
  • However, the applicants should not yet be of full professorial rank but have a working contract in a university/ college

Application Process

Applicants are asked to provide the following materials:

  • CV of applicant and host, including a list of recent publications (maximum 3 pages each)
  • Research statement for the visit 
  • An official invitation from the institution of the international research partner
  • A copy of the PhD certificate
  • A statement about the current employment status/position in the home institution, signed and stamped by the employer.
  • Letter of recommendation
  • A budget estimation.
  • A photograph of the applicant for the IMU website.
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To apply for Abel Visiting Scholar Program for Mathematicians Based in Developing Countries, click here

Deadline: April 30, 2024.

For more information on the Abel Visiting Scholar Program for Mathematicians Based in Developing Countries, visit the official site.

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