Abel Visiting Scholar Program For Mathematicians 2018


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 Abel Visiting Scholar Program


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 fund IMU – CDC received from the Abel Board.

Usually up to 3 Grants are available per YEAR.


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

4. 1) not yet be of full professorial rank but have a working contract in a university/ college

4. 2) 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.

Definition of “Developing Country”

CDC classifies Developing Countries as those with GNI per capita in USD, not exceeding 11,000 USD, in accordance with the United Nations data. (Data as of December 2015) For a list which countries can apply for the Abel Visiting Scholar Program, please go here: CDC DEVELOPING COUNTRY LIST

Deadlines (for completed applications)

Applications must be received at least four months before the desired starting date. The selection committee will review the applications and award fellowships every four months. The result is annouced on the Abel Visiting Scholar 2017 Recipients page.

The following deadlines apply:

  • 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
  • December 31, 2018 for visits between May 1 and August 31, 2019

If your application is not complete by the deadline, it cannot be considered for the evaluation round.

Please send your application at least one week in advance for us to review.

Each application must include:


  1. The completed Online Application Form
  2. A curriculum vitae including a list of recent publications
  3. A research plan for the visit
  4. An official invitation from the institution of the international research partner
  5. 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.
  6. A copy of the PhD certificate
  7. 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
  8. A budget estimation. Please, use the Tentative Budget Form. (for more information see ‘Financial Support’)
  9. 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
  10. Please submit the completed bank information form in order to receive your funds.

Please merge all required documents into one (1) PDF file.

for more visit the official site of The Abel Visiting Scholar Program


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