International students can apply for the IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program 2021-2022, which provides fully supported PhD scholarships. The International Mathematical Union Scholarship is worth up to USD 10,000 per year and includes tuition, housing, travel, and living expenses.
The funders, the International Mathematical Union, and The Friends of the International Mathematical Union expect that the fellowship will aid in the education of the next generation of mathematicians, as well as provide benefits to the home nations of those selected for the fellowships. Professional mathematicians are encouraged to recommend highly motivated and mathematically competent individuals from developing nations who want to pursue a doctoral degree in a developing country, including their own.
Nominees must have a strong academic record and be actively interested in pursuing a career in mathematics research and teaching. The funders, the International Mathematical Union, and The Friends of the International Mathematical Union expect that the fellowship will aid in the education of the next generation of mathematicians, as well as provide benefits to the home nations of those selected for the fellowships.
About the Scholarship:
The Worldwide Mathematical Union (IMU) is a non-profit, international scientific organization dedicated to encouraging international cooperation in mathematics. It is a member of the International Science Council (ISC), which was formed in 2018 after the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council merged (ISSC). IMU has frequently embraced the ICSU’s Principle of Science Freedom, Responsibility, and Universality. The International Mathematical Union (IMU) is a non-governmental international organization dedicated to international collaboration in the subject of mathematics. It is a supporter of the International Congress of Mathematicians and a member of the International Council for Science (ICSU). National mathematics organizations from over 80 countries are among its members. The International Mathematical Union (IMU) has the following goals: to promote international cooperation in mathematics, to support and assist the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) and other international scientific meetings/conferences, to recognize outstanding research contributions to mathematics through the awarding of scientific prizes, and to encourage and support other international mathematical activities that are considered likely to contribute to the demise of mathematics.
The IMU was founded in 1920, but was disbanded in September 1932. It was re-established in 1950, de facto in the New York Constitutive Convention, and de jure on September 10, 1951, when ten countries had joined. The last major event was the General Assembly in Rome, Italy, in March 1952, at which the new IMU’s activities were launched and the first Executive Committee, President, and several commissions were elected. The IMU was also re-admitted to the ICSU in 1952. Ingrid Daubechies served as the Union’s president from 2011 to 2014. Shigefumi Mori, the group’s current president, is the group’s first Asian leader.
The permanent office of the IMU, which opened on January 1, 2011, is hosted by the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS), an institute of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific Community, with about 120 scientists engaged in mathematical research applied to complex problems in industry and commerce, and was chosen at the 16th meeting of the IMU General Assembly in Bangalore, India, in August 2010.
The International Mathematical Union’s (IMU) goals are as follows:
- To encourage worldwide cooperation in the field of mathematics.
- To aid and support the International Congress of Mathematicians as well as other international scientific meetings and conferences.
- To encourage and fund such worldwide mathematical activities that are thought to have the potential to advance mathematical science in any of its forms, whether pure, applied, or ianstructional.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): International Mathematical Union
Scholarship Country: Germany
Scholarship Worth: $40,000
Study Level: Phd
Nationality: International Students
The grant can cover up to a maximum of USD 10,000 per year for the IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program:
- Tuition in whole
- The cost of lodging
- Expenses for travel to the host institution (if different from the home country)
- Basic living expenses, which will be determined by the cost of living in the nation where the student will pursue his or her PhD studies.
Eligibility for Scholarship
Candidates must meet all of the following conditions to be considered for the IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program:
- English is a required language.
- Eligible Countries: Any country in the world.
- Students are not eligible to apply for the fellowship.
- Mathematicians with advanced degrees (including those who have superannuated, but continue to mentor young students). It is preferable if the nominee has received mentoring from the nominator.
- The student must be a citizen of a developing country and a resident of that country.
- The student must either be pre-accepted to begin a doctoral program in a university or research institution based in a developing country in the first academic year following the time of selection, or already be enrolled in a doctoral program in a university or research institution based in a developing country.
- The pupil has no upper age limit.
- Women students are particularly encouraged to submit nominations.
- The fellowship will be provided for one year at a time and will be renewable annually based on the awardee’s satisfactory progress. It will end when the awardee completes the PhD program or four years, whichever comes first.
The IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program 2022 is open to to all international students
To apply for the IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program, please follow the instructions below:
(1) Click here to register for the International Mathematical Union Platform.
(2) Click here to see the Online Application Form.
Prepare the following materials for the selection procedure: (Only PDF files are allowed to be uploaded.)
- Nominator’s statement
- A scanned copy of the student’s (nominee’s) passport is attached.
- Letter indicating pre-acceptance into the PhD program.
- A comprehensive expense budget has been asked.
- CV of a PhD supervisor.
- Project for research.
- Two letters of recommendation, none of which can be written by the nominator.
- Transcripts of the student’s coursework (certified copies (e.g. stamped by the university)):
- A) A bachelor’s degree in science or its equivalent is required.
- B) A master’s degree in science or its equivalent.
- CV of the nominee
- Nominee motivation letter, research project, and student future plans
- Declaration of the nominator.
- Declaration of the PhD Supervisor.
- Declaration of the nominee (student).
The application deadline for IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program 2022 is May 31, 2022