The IMU Abel Visiting Scholar Program 2024 for Mathematics is a great opportunity for mathematicians from developing nations to collaborate with international research partners.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2024

This program provides post-doctoral mathematicians with the chance to take a research sabbatical and maintain a successful research program. The program is funded by the Abel Prize in Mathematics and is overseen by the International Mathematical Union’s Commission for Developing Countries.

IMU Abel Visiting Scholar Program 2024 for Mathematics (up to 4,400 EUR)
IMU Abel Visiting Scholar Program 2024 for Mathematics (up to 4,400 EUR)

Through the Abel Visiting Scholar program, mathematicians working in disadvantaged nations can spend a month with an international research partner. In order to cover living expenses beyond the first month of a visit, candidates must show proof of financial support from the host institution for stays longer than one month.

IMU Abel Visiting Scholar Program 2024 for Mathematics (up to 4,400 EUR)

Early in their professional careers, post-doctoral mathematicians are the target audience for this program. It is intended to provide mathematicians who wish to maintain a successful research program with the chance for a research sabbatical, which is a vital addition to teaching and other academic responsibilities.

The International Mathematical Union’s Commission for Developing Countries oversees the Abel Visiting Scholar program, which receives full funding from the Abel Prize in Mathematics. Typically, up to three grants are awarded annually.

Grant for the IMU Abel Visiting Scholar Program 2024 for Mathematics

The stipend is limited to 4,400 EUR (USD 5,000) per month and may only be awarded to the applicant. It includes:

  • Travel expenses.
  • Visa charges.
  • Fees for travel insurance.
  • First-month basic living expenses (daily allowance based on the country or city of visitation’s cost of living). This sum covers all additional living expenses as well as the cost of public transportation.
  • The expense of lodging in the host nation (a hotel is permitted if the host certifies that there isn’t a guesthouse or rental apartment available, and stays are limited to four weeks).

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in mathematics at the time of application.
  • At the time of application, have a base in a developing nation (as defined by IMU).
  • Occupy a job at a university or research facility.
  • Be in the early phases of their professional careers, or more specifically, under 35 years old on the application deadline, have a working contract with a university or institution, and not yet hold a full professorial position.


Each completed application must contain the following:

  • The applicant’s and host’s resumes, along with a maximum of three pages worth of recent publications.
  • The visit research statement should include a description of the research endeavor and a list of the mathematicians the candidate will be working with. With the suggested international research partners, the candidate must already have started a research collaboration. Proof of previous cooperation will be highly valued. The foreign partner’s home institution should host the collaboration.
  • An official invitation from the institution of the international research partner.
  • Letter of recommendation: The application should contain a statement from the host endorsing the research proposal. If the letter of recommendation is not prepared by the host, the international research partner.
  • A copy of the PhD certificate.
  • A signed and stamped statement from the employer detailing the current status of employment and position at the home institution. The length of employment should be mentioned in the statement.
  • A rough estimate of the budget. Make use of the draft budget form.
  • An image of the candidate for the IMU website
  • Applicants must provide documentation of matching funding from the host institution to cover living expenses if the research visit is expected to last more than one month.

Combine all necessary files into a single PDF file for uploading to the online application form. Applications that are not finished by the deadline will not be evaluated. It is requested that applications be sent in at least two weeks beforehand.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2024


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