Deadline: 15 March, 2021

The Commission for Developing Countries (CDC), through the International Mathematical Union (IMU), has opened applications for the Simons African Fellowship Programme.

The programme, which is funded by the Simons Foundation, New York, USA, supports research sabbaticals for mathematicians from African developing countries employed in Africa to travel to an internationally known mathematical centre of excellence for collaborative research.


  • Payment for flight, accommodation, travel insurance, visa and some funds for living costs before departure
  • Payment for food, public transportation and transport to the airport after the visit based on all receipts


  • Valid doctoral degree (PhD) in mathematics
  • African applicant must be based (place of work) in an African developing country
  • Applicant should be employed as a mathematician in a faculty of a university or an equivalent higher education institution
  • Applicant should already have established contact with a mathematician in the host institution in mathematical centre of excellence worldwide
  • Applicant should have been granted appropriate leave of absence which will cover the period of the visit

To apply and for more information, click here.

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