Simons African Fellowship Program, 2017

Simons Foundation
Training & Short courses
Study in:United States
Deadline: 01 Nov 2017

icon Training & Short courses

icon Mathematics

Open to selected African countries

icon  Simons Foundation

icon 01 Nov 2017

icon Partial Funding, provides travel costs, visa, living, accommodation costs, etc upto USD 5000

iconInternationally known mathematical centres of excellence/ universities


More about this scholarship

The Simons Foundation is providing funding for candidates who wish to pursue research through Simons African Fellowship Program, 2017.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants of Simons African Fellowship Program, 2017 must hold a valid doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in mathematics.
  • Candidates applying for Simons African Fellowship Program, 2017  must be based in one of the developing countries(Countries whose Gross National Income per Capita (GNI) is less than 11000 USD) of Africa.
  • Applicants must be working as a mathematician in either a faculty of a university or an equivalent higher education institution.
  • Contact with a mathematician in the host institution in mathematical center of excellence worldwide must be established by the applicants and must also have a definite research plan with the host.
  • Appropriate leave of absence must be granted by the applicants’ home institutions which will cover the period of the visit.
  • a formal letter of invitation from the host institution which clearly specifies the period of the (short) research visit, as well as the extent of its financial commitment and support, should accompany the application form.
  • One month would be considered as the minimal length of a visit.

Documents required:

  • For the application to be considered, it must be sent at leat three moths before the visit( starting the date of the CDC application deadline).
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) of both the host professor and the applicant must be submitted which must include a selected list of publications. (Max. 3 pages).
  • A detailed Research program which should include expected interaction with local mathematicians and Ph.D. students, the general aim of the visit, schedule of the research visit.
  • Budget details (in EURO)( detailed draft of the approximate spending).
  • A formal letter of invitation from the host institution.
  • A formal letter from the home institution.
  • The grantee has to submit a detailed financial report and has to send all invoices and boarding tickets to the IMU Secretariat (in original by post) six weeks after the end of the visit.
  • A minimum of 3 pictures must be sent by the grantee during the visit for the CDC website.


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