Call for Nominations: IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program 2021

Professional mathematicians are invited to nominate highly motivated and mathematically talented students from developing countries who plan to complete a doctoral degree for the IMU Breakout Graduate fellowship.

The International Mathematical Union, with the assistance of FIMU, maintains a fellowship program to support postgraduate studies, in a developing country, leading to a Ph.D. degree in the mathematical sciences. The IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowships offers a limited number of grants for excellent students from developing countries. It is the hope of the donors, the IMU, and FIMU that the fellowship helps educate the next generation of mathematicians and hopefully results in extended benefits to the home countries of those chosen for the fellowships.


The following costs up to a maximum of can be covered by the grant.

  • USD 10.000 grants per year
  • Full tuition fee
  • Accommodation expenses
  • Travel expenses to the host institution (if different from the home country)
  • 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
  • Professional mathematicians (including those who have superannuated, but continue to mentor young students). It is preferable that the nominator has been mentoring the nominee.
  • The student must be a resident and a citizen of a developing country
  • Nomination for women students is strongly encouraged.
  • There is no age limit for the student.
  • The student must either
    • be pre-accepted to join 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. OR
    • already be enrolled in a doctoral program in a university or research institution which is based in a developing country
Application Process

The following materials are to be uploaded during the process: (Only files in PDF format can be uploaded.)

  • Statement from nominator
  • Scanned copy of student (nominee) passport
  • Official letter of pre-acceptance in the Ph.D. Program
  • The budget of total expenses requested
  • Ph.D. Supervisor CV (up to 5 pages)
  • Research Project
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation – they must NOT be written by the nominator
  • Nominee CV
  • Nominee letter of motivation, research project, and future plans of the student
  • Ph.D. Supervisor declaration
  • Nominator declaration
  • Nominee (student) declaration
  • Transcripts of coursework (certified copies stamped by the university) of the student
    • MSc degree or equivalent
    • BSc degree or equivalent

For detailed information on how to nominate, click here.

Deadline: May 31, 2021.

For more information visit the official site.