Graduate Research Assistantships in Developing Countries

Graduate Research Assistantships in Developing Countries

Graduate Research Assistantships in Developing Countries (GRAID)
The Program and Application Procedure:
The Commission for Developing Countries (CDC), a commission of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), has established a program called the Graduate Research Assistantships in Developing Countries (GRAID). The Program provides research assistantships to graduate – PhD and Master – students of emerging research groups working in a developing country listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU CDC Definition of Developing Countries. It provides modest support for emerging research groups, making it possible for them to fund their most talented students as graduate research assistants, thereby fostering the growth of a mathematics community

It is assumed that the emerging research group has an ongoing collaboration with an international mathematician. The students will receive a monthly stipend to study full-time and pursue a Master or PhD graduate degree in mathematics and they will be supported additionally by linking their research with an international mathematician.
Funding for the graduate research assistantships will be provided by voluntary donations from mathematicians or mathematical institutions worldwide. The first target deadline for applications is 15th July, 2017.

For descriptions of the program and the application procedure, please refer to the websites also IMU-CDC and MathPrograms.Org

Funding of the Program:
The GRAID program will be funded entirely by voluntary donations from individual mathematicians; those interested in donating should check the website of Friends of the IMU . Generous donations from several individual mathematicians, the DonAuction fundraising efforts at the 2014 ICM in Seoul combined with a joint donation from the organizers of ICWM 2014, provide the seed fund that are making possible the establishment of GRAID. The stipends provided by GRAID will be modest, not to exceed USD 3,500/year, and it is expected that priority will be given to those regions where this modest amount would suffice to support a graduate student and free him/her from the obligation to seek an additional job to support themselves.

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