The Program provides research assistantships to graduate – PhD and
Master – students of emerging research groups working in a developing
country listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU CDC Definition of
Developing Countries. It provides modest support for emerging research
groups, making it possible for them to fund their most talented students
as graduate research assistants, thereby fostering the growth of a
It is assumed that the emerging research group has an ongoing
collaboration with an international mathematician. The students will
receive a monthly stipend to study full-time and pursue a Master or PhD
graduate degree in mathematics and they will be supported additionally
by linking their research with an international mathematician.
- The Principal Investigator should
be a university professor in mathematics holding a PhD and live and
work in a university or research center in a developing country listed
in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU CDC Definition of Developing Countries, and who is already training mathematics Master’s or PhD students, and who is part of a research group.
- The International Partner should
be a mathematician working in a university or research center not based
in any of the countries listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU CDC
Definition of Developing Countries.
Partner and Principal Investigator should be in regular contact, for
instance using modern communication technology. At the time of
application there should be an active and ongoing collaboration between
the International Partner and Principal Investigator.
The Principal Investigator will be responsible for ensuring smooth sustained communication in the Team between:
- the graduate research assistants,
- the International Partner, and
- the GRAID Committee.
amount of the stipend per graduate research assistant should not exceed
USD 3,500 per year. The exact amount will be decided by the GRAID
Committee on a case-by-case basis depending on the local cost of living.
One Team can apply for up to 3 graduate research assistantships.
The following costs can be covered by the stipend:
- Accommodation expenses of the graduate research assistant
- Basic living expenses
for the graduate research assistantships will be provided by voluntary
donations from mathematicians or mathematical institutions worldwide.
Duration of Support.
PhD students the stipend will typically cover 4 years depending on
satisfactory progress based on annual reports. Extensions for up to 6
months will be decided at the discretion of the GRAID Committee.
students will typically be funded for 1 year. Extensions for up to 6
months will be decided at the discretion of the GRAID Committee
How to Apply.
They invite applications from Teams consisting of:
- the Principal Investigator (PI) plus his or her research group, and
- the International Partner.
The PI has to complete an online application form, via the MathPrograms
The following documents have to be uploaded during the application process:
- A short CV of the PI and a short CV of the International Partner,
narrative Collaboration Proposal (not to exceed 3 pages) based on the
already existing contacts between PI and International Partner. It must
contain the following:
- The proposal should describe their
professional relationship, the research group the PI hopes to foster,
the number of PhD and/or Master students they hope to support and a
summary of their vision for the training of these students.
- The research plan.
- An itemized budget for the requested support.
- The proposal should be signed by PI and International Partner.
- The proposal should describe their
reference letter, from the International Partner supporting the
application, to be uploaded by the International Partner on receipt of
an email requesting him/her to do so.
15th March, 2022.