Abel Visiting Scholar Program for Applicants’ From Developing Countries

Applications for the Abel Visiting Scholar Program are now being accepted. Only the citizens of developing countries are invited to apply. He or she must hold PhD degree in Mathematics. The program covers all of the relevant expenses for one month only. The deadline is vary as listed below.

Program Description
The Niels Henrik Abel Board and the International Mathematical Union invite applications from mathematicians professionally based in developing countries to visit an international research collaborator for a period of one month. 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.

Award Value
The grant can cover for one month and only for the applicant:

  • travel cost to the host institution (economy flight or equivalent)
  • food expenses
  • accommodation expenses
  • travel health insurance,
  • visa cost
  • local public transport up to USD 100 (for one month)

Please note: The total maximum amount is USD 5,000 per grantee. Family expenses and any other cost cannot be covered.

Level and Area of Studies
Non-degree or research program in Mathematics field.

Place of Study
The program will be taken in any developing country.

Eligibility and Criteria
To be eligible, scholars must satisfy the given criteria as follow:

  • hold at the time of application a PhD in Mathematics,
  • be based in a developing country at the time of application
  • hold a position in a university/ research institution
  • be in the early stages of their professional careers, more precisely: the applicants  should 1) not yet be of full professorial rank but have a working contract in a university/ college and 2) be under 40 years of age at the day of the application deadline.

Applicants’ Nationality
Only students from developing countries are invited to apply.

Application Instruction
The application package must be consisting the documents as follow:

  • A curriculum vitae including a list of recent publications
  • A research plan for the visit
  • An official invitation from the institution of the international research partner
  • One letter of recommendation If the letter of recommendation is not written by the international research partner (the host), the application should include a statement from the host approving the research plan.
  • A copy of the PhD certificate
  • A statement about the current employment status/ position in the home institution signed and stamped by your employer. The statement should include the duration of your employment
  • A budget estimation (see Financial Support)
  • In case you are planning to stay for more than one month you must attached a proof of the matching funds for your living costs from the host institution

Submission Deadline

  • December 1, 2017 for research visits between May 1- August 31, 2018
  • April 1, 2018 for research visits between September 1, 2018- December 31, 2018
  • August 31, 2018 is for visits during January 1-April 30, 2019

Website and Application Link

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