2013-05-29: Abel Visiting Scholar Program

The Niels Henrik Abel Board and the International Mathematical Union are pleased to announce the “Abel Visiting Scholar Program”.

The program invites mathematicians professionally based in developing countries to visit an international research collaborator for a period of one month. The period is extendable for up to three months in the case of matching support from the host institution. Up to three mathematicians per year will be supported.

The program is designed for post doctoral mathematicians in the early stages of their professional careers. It is designed to offer the opportunity for a “research sabbatical”, a necessary complement to teaching and other academic duties for mathematicians desiring to also sustain a viable research program.

Basic Requirements: Applicants must hold a PhD in Mathematics and be in the early stages of their professional careers. This means that the applicant should be under 40 years on July 1st, 2013 and not yet of full professorial rank. The maximum age may be increased by up to three years in the case of an individual with a broken career pattern. Applications from women mathematicians are strongly encouraged. The applicant should already have initiated research contact with the proposed international research partner. The collaboration should take place at the international partner’s home institution.

Financial Support: The grant will cover health insurance, visa cost, all travel (economy flights or equivalent) and living expenses including accommodation for one month for up to a total maximum amount of USD 5,000 per mathematician.

The Abel Visiting Scholar Program is administered by the Commission for Developing Countries (CDC) of the International Mathematical Union. A selection committee decides which applications are successful.

More information can be found here: http://www.mathunion.org/cdc/grants/abel-visiting-scholar-program/.