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Simons Foundation 2021 African Fellowship Program

Simons African Fellowship Program, 2021 is offered for Training & Short courses, Conferences & Travel Grants degree in the field of Mathematics.   The deadline for the sending your application is 15 Apr 2021. This scholarship is provided by Simons Foundation and the value of this scholarship is Partial Funding, Travel costs, visa, living, accommodation costs, etc upto USD 5,000 . This scholarship is open for: Open to selected African countries.


The IMU – Simons African Fellowship Program is funded by the Simons Foundation, NY, USA and supports research sabbaticals for mathematicians from African developing countries employed in Africa to travel to an internationally known mathematical center of excellence (worldwide) for collaborative research

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About Simons Foundation

The Simons Foundations mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences.Cofounded in New York City by Jim and Marilyn Simons, the foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014.The Simons Foundation at its core exists to support basic or discovery-driven scientific research, undertaken in pursuit of understanding the phenomena of our world without specific application in mind. The foundations support of scientists generally takes the form of direct grants to individual investigators and projects, through their academic institutions. The founda... read more


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Simons Foundation African Fellowship Program


Aim and Benefits of Simons Foundation African Fellowship Program

The successful applicants of Simons African Fellowship Program, 2021 will receive up to $5,000 which includes:

  1. Travel costs
  2. Visa costs
  3. Travel insurance charges
  4. Living allowances
  5. Accommodations

Requirements for Simons Foundation African Fellowship Program Qualification

  1. Applicants of Simons African Fellowship Program, 2019 must hold a valid doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in mathematics.
  2. Candidates applying for Simons African Fellowship Program, 2019 must be based in one of the developing countries(Countries whose Gross National Income per Capita (GNI) is less than 11,000 USD) of Africa.
  3. Applicants must be working as a mathematician in either a faculty of a university or an equivalent higher education institution.
  4. Contact with a mathematician in the host institution in mathematical center of excellence worldwide must be established by the applicants and must also have a definite research plan with the host.
  5. Appropriate leave of absence must be granted by the applicants' home institutions which will cover the period of the visit.
  6. A formal letter of invitation from the host institution which clearly specifies the period of the (short) research visit, as well as the extent of its financial commitment and support, should accompany the application form.
  7. One month would be considered as the minimal length of a visit.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for Simons Foundation African Fellowship Program

  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV) of both the host Professor and the applicant must be submitted which must include a selected list of publications. (Max. 3 pages).
  2. A detailed Research program which should include expected interaction with local mathematicians and Ph.D. students, the general aim of the visit, schedule of the research visit.
  3. Budget details (in EURO)(detailed draft of the approximate spending).
  4. A formal letter of invitation from the host institution.
  5. A formal letter from the home institution.
  6. The grantee has to submit a detailed financial report and has to send all invoices and boarding tickets to the IMU Secretariat (in original by post) six weeks after the end of the visit.
  7. A minimum of 3 pictures must be sent by the grantee during the visit to the CDC website.

Application Deadline

April 15, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Simons Foundation on www.mathunion.org to apply
  1. Please fill out and submit the online application form for the IMU-Simons Programs.
  2. Upload all requested documents (two CVs: of the host and the applicant, detailed Research plan, invitation letter by the host institution, letter by the home institution, tentative budget details in USD) as 1 joint PDf to the Online Application Form.
  3. A picture of you for our website (upload separately to the Online Application Form) (The picture will be published on our website (like this: https://www.mathunion.org/cdc/grants/research-travel-grants/imu-simons-travel-fellowship/2018-awarded-imu-simons-africa) if the applicant is chosen, so PLEASE upload a NICE picture in good quality!)

For more details, visit CDC website



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