IMU Abel Visiting Researcher Program 2022/2023 for Mathematicians (up to 4,400 EUR)

Deadline: August 31, 2022

Applications for the IMU Abel Visiting Scholars Program 2022/2023 are now open. The Abel Visiting Scholar program is for mathematicians professionally based in developing countries to visit an international research collaborator for a period of one month.

For stays of more than one month, candidates must provide proof of financial support from the host establishment to cover the costs of stay beyond the first month.

The program is designed for postdoctoral mathematicians at the start of their professional career. It is designed to provide the opportunity for a “research sabbatical”, a necessary complement to teaching and other academic duties for mathematicians wishing to also support a viable research program.

To agree

The grant can cover for one month and only for the applicant up to 4,400 EUR ($5,000). This covers:

  • Trip costs
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance costs
  • Basic cost of living for the first month (daily allowance based on the cost of living of the country/city of visit. This amount includes the cost of public transport and all other living expenses).
  • Accommodation costs in the host country (hotel is allowed if the host provides a declaration that no guest house or rented apartment is available and max. 4 weeks.)


Applicants must

  • hold at the time of application a doctorate in mathematics;
  • be based in a developing country at the time of application (as defined by IMU);
  • hold a position in a university/research institution;
  • be at the start of their professional career, more specifically: candidates must
    • not yet have the rank of full professor but have an employment contract at a university/college
    • be under the age of 35 on the day of the application deadline.

Selection criteria

The selection criteria are based on the quality of the project and the benefit/added value for the institution/country of origin.


Each completed application submitted via the online application form must include:

  • CV of applicant and host, including a list of recent publications (max. 3 pages each)
  • Research statement for the visit – Research statements should explain the research project and list the mathematicians with whom the candidate will collaborate. The applicant must already have established research contact with the proposed international research partner(s). Proof of previous collaboration will be considered a plus. The collaboration must take place at the home institution of the international partner.
  • An official invitation from the institution of the international research partner
  • Letter of recommendation – If the letter of recommendation is not written by the international research partner (the host), the application must include a statement from the host endorsing the research plan.
  • A copy of the doctoral certificate
  • A statement of current employment status/position at home institution signed and stamped by the employer. The declaration must include the duration of employment. Use the attached template.
  • A budget estimate. Use the provisional budget form. (for more information, see ‘Financial support’)
  • A photograph of the applicant for the IMU website
  • In the case of a research visit of more than one month, applicants must attach proof of matching funds from the host institution to cover living expenses

Merge all required documents into one (1) PDF file to upload to the online application form.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Abel Visiting Scholars Program.

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