International Mathematical Union Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program 2021 [Fully-funded]

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Opportunity Details

  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Fields of study Mathematics
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 4 Years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 105695
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Opportunity Description

About the fellowship

Applications are now open for the International Mathematical Union (IMU) Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program 2021. IMU, with the help of FIMU, offers a fellowship program to support postgraduate studies of students in a developing country who plan to do a Ph.D. degree in the mathematical sciences. The IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowships offers a few grants for remarkable students from developing countries. Therefore, qualified targeted applicants can take this opportunity by being nominated by a mathematician for the fellowship.

Fellowships details

Deadline: 31 May 2021, 9:00 AM CET

Organizers: International Mathematical Union (IMU) and FIMU

Location: Developing countries

Fellowship supporter and donators: A number of prizewinning scholars in mathematics

Duration: Up to four years


The following costs amount to a maximum of USD 10.000 each year covered by the grant including.

  1. Full tuition fee
  2. Accommodation expenses
  3. Travel expenses to the host institution (if different from the country of residence)
  4. Basic living costs

Conditions for participation

Conditions for the Nominator (Professional Mathematician):

  • Professional mathematicians (including those who have superannuated, but still mentor young students). If the nominator has been mentoring the nominee is desirable.

Conditions for the Nominee (Student):

  1. The student must be a resident and a national of a developing country
  2. The student must either be:
    • Already accepted to begin a doctoral program in the first academic year after the time of selection in a university or research institution in a developing country. OR
    • Already be enrolled in a doctoral program in a university or research institution in a developing country.
  3. There is no age limit for the scholar.
  • Nomination for women students is strongly recommended.


Nominees must have a consistently good academic standing and must be earnestly interested in pursuing a career of research and teaching in mathematics.

the fellowship is intended to help educate the next generation of mathematicians and hopefully result in extended benefits to the home countries of those chosen for the program.

Further conditions

  • The fellowship cannot be awarded simultaneously with another scholarship.
  • It is renewable annually and dependent upon the satisfactory performance of the students.

How to apply for this fellowship?

Qualified, highly motivated, and mathematically talented students should be nominated by mathematicians by filling out and submitting the nomination form online to be eligible for this fellowship. Self-nominations are not acceptable.

Note: before you fill out the nomination form, register on the IMU website and log in. after you are logged in, you can access the nomination site.

Nominate the candidate HERE.

Download the nomination form.

Nomination materials

Nominators should upload these materials during the process: (Only files in PDF format can be uploaded.)

  • Statement from nominator
  • Scanned copy of (nominee) passport
  • Official letter of pre-acceptance in the Ph.D. Program
  • Budget of total expenses asked
  • Ph.D. Supervisor CV (up to 5 pages)
  • Research Project
  • Two letters of recommendation – they must not be written by the  nominator
  • Transcripts of coursework (certified copies (e.g. stamped by the university)) of the student
    • BSc degree or equivalent
    • MSc degree or equivalent
  • Nominee’s CV
  • Nominee’s letter of motivation, research project and future plans of the student
  • Nominator declaration
  • Nominee’s Supervisor declaration

Both nominations and accompanying documentation must be submitted in English only.

For questions please contact the London Mathematical Society (LMS) at [email protected].

Also, visit the IMU website for further clarification and details of the program.

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