1 April, 2019.



Tokyo, Japan.

Basel, Switzerland.

(Fully Funded)


Abel Visiting Scholar Program – The International Mathematical Union.

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.

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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.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Mathematics.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

One Month.

The visits will be between September 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Applicants must:

  • 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
  2. Be under 40 years of age at the day of the application deadline.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

– The grant can cover for one month and only for the applicant up to 4,400 EUR (5,000 EUR). This will include: 

  • Travel costs, Public transport.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel insurance charges.
  • Basic living cost  (daily allowance based on living cost of the visiting country/city, This amount includes the cost for public transport and all other living costs).
  • Accommodation cost in the host country.

How to Apply

First Step: 

– Make sure you have the following documents before applying:

  1. A curriculum vitae of applicant and host, including a list of recent publications (max. 3 pages each).
  2. A research plan for the visit.
  3. An official invitation from the institution of the international research partner.
  4. 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.
  5. A copy of the PhD certificate
  6. 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.Use the template attached.
  7. A budget estimation. Use the Tentative Budget Form.
  8. A picture of you for the program website.
  • 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.

Second Step:

  1. Merge all required documents (except the picture of you) into one (1) PDF file and upload it in the Online Application Form.
  2. Upload your picture separately to the Online Application Form.
  3. Submit the application.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Aya Gamal ElGeddawy/ Egypt 

Reviewed by” Amari Assam/ Algeria 
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MARJ3 Scholarships team