There are two different deadlines according to visits time:

  • 31 August 2019 is for visits during January 1 – April 30, 2020
  • 31 December 2019 is for visits between May 1 and August 31, 2020 (decisions will be made on January 31, 2020)



(Paid Opportunity)


Abel Visiting Scholar Program

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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In case the length of the visit exceeds one month, the candidate should provide evidence of financial support from the host institution to cover the living expenses beyond the first 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.

The Abel Visiting Scholar Program is fully funded by the Abel Prize in mathematics.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Mathematics
  • Research.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

one month

In case the length of the visit exceeds one month, the candidate should provide evidence of financial support from the host institution to cover the living expenses beyond the first month.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Applicants must

  1. Hold at the time of application a PhD in Mathematics,
  2. Be based in a developing country at the time of application
  3. Hold a position in a university/ research institution
  4. Be in the early stages of their professional careers, more precisely: the applicants  should:
  • Not yet be of full professorial rank but have a working contract in a university/college.
  • Be under 40 years of age at the day of the application deadline. (The maximum age may be increased by up to three years in the case of an individual with a broken career pattern. This should be noted in the application together with the reason for the broken career pattern. Applications from women mathematicians are strongly encouraged.)

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

  • The grant can cover for one month and only for the applicant up to 4,400 EUR (5,000 Dollars):
    1. Travel costs
      1. from the place of work of the applicant to that of the host to the extent of economy class airfare.  The flight will be booked and directly paid by the IMU Secretariat.
      2. (Public) transport (surface transport by rail or bus between the nearest city where the airport is located and the headquarters of the candidate or the city/town where the host institution is located, if necessary). Maximum four (4) Taxi fares (on submission of receipts) may be allowed to travel between the home and the airport/railway station (upon arrival and departure).
      3. In case the applicant has to stay in a hotel before departure or upon arrival, this needs to be mentioned in the budget details. Maximum one (1) night (both arrival and departure) can be paid from the grant.
    2. Visa fees.
    3. Travel insurance charges.
    4. 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). For a list please go here. If the accommodation includes breakfast or any other meals, the daily amount will be reduced.
    5. Accommodation cost in the host country (hotel is allowed if the host provides a statement that no guesthouse or rented flat is available and max. 4 weeks. If you stay longer than 4 weeks you have to rent a suitable apartment or guesthouse). Receipts for cash payments for accommodation costs can not be accepted! You have to pay via a trackable transfer method.

How to Apply

First Step: Sign up on the IMU/CDC website here.

Second Step: Apply for the Abel Visiting Scholar Program

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This Scholarship Published by:
Nada Ahmed Hassan / Egypt

Reviewed by” Ahmed Hussein / Egypt 
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team