Abel Visiting Scholar Program (The International Mathematical Union)

August 31, 2021

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Fellowship & Research

Location (s):

  • Worldwide


The International Mathematical Union invites applications from mathematicians professionally based in developing countries to visit an international research collaborator for a period of one month.


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 the Abel Prize in mathematics.

Usually up to 3 Grants are available per YEAR.

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 announced on the Abel Visiting Scholar Recipients page.

The following deadlines apply:

  • April 30, 2021 for visits between September 1 and December 31, 2021
  • August 31, 2021 for visits between January 1 and April 30, 2022
  • December 31, 2021 for visits between May 1 and August 31, 2022

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

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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
    1. Not yet be of full professorial rank but have a working contract in a university/ college
    2. Be under 35 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.


Deadline: August 31, 2021

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