Call for Applications for the International Mathematical Union (IMU) Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program

Thanks to a generous donation by the winners of the Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics – Ian Agol, Simon Donaldson, Maxim Kontsevich, Jacob Lurie, Terence Tao and Richard Taylor – International Mathematical Union (IMU) with the assistance of Friends of the International Mathematical Union (FIMU) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is launching a fellowship program to support postgraduate studies in a developing country, leading to a PhD degree in the mathematical sciences.

The fellowship allows students to study in centres of excellence in the developing world, and helps educate the next generation of mathematicians and hopefully results in extended benefits to the home countries of those chosen for the fellowships.

The IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowships will offer a limited number of grants for excellent mathematics students from developing countries.

Professional mathematicians are invited to nominate highly motivated and mathematically talented students from developing countries who plan to complete a doctoral degree in a developing country, including their own home country. Nominees must have a consistently good academic record from the high school level and must be seriously interested in pursuing a career of research and teaching in mathematics.

Please note that the application has to come from a professional mathematician who nominates a student. The deadline for nominations is 09:00 am CET on 22 June 2016. For a list of countries who can apply, please visit:

Further information can be found on the IMU CDC website:

Application form can be found at:

In case of questions, please write an email to

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