IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program 2022


The International Mathematical Union, with the assistance of FIMU, maintains a fellowship program to support postgraduate studies, in a developing country, leading to a PhD degree in the mathematical sciences.

The IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowships offers a limited number of grants for excellent students from developing countries. Professional mathematicians are invited to nominate highly motivated and mathematically talented students from developing countries who plan to complete a doctoral degree in a developing country, including their own home country. Nominees must have a consistently good academic record and must be seriously interested in pursuing a career of research and teaching in mathematics.

It is the hope of the donors, the IMU and FIMU that the fellowship helps educate the next generation of mathematicians and hopefully results in extended benefits to the home countries of those chosen for the fellowships.



  • Nominator should be professional mathematicians (including those who have superannuated, but continue to mentor young students).
  • It is preferable that the nominator has been mentoring the nominee.


  • The student must be resident and a citizen of a developing country
  • The student must either
    • be pre-accepted to join a doctoral program in the first academic year after the time of selection in a university or research institution which is based in a developing country or
    • already be enrolled in a doctoral program in a university or research institution which is based in a developing country
  • There is no age limit for the student.
  • Nomination for women students is strongly encouraged.
ICM 2022 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, 6–14 July 2022 


The fellowship can cover the entire period of the doctoral program up to four years of the student. The following costs up to a maximum of USD $10,000 per year can be covered by the grant.

  • Full tuition fee.
  • Accommodation expenses.
  • Travel expenses to the host institution (if different from the home country).
  • Basic living expenses that will depend on the cost of the living of the country in which the student will study his/ her doctoral program.


Deadline: 31 May 2022

Open to: excellent students from developing countries

Benefits: costs up to USD $10,000 per year can be covered

For more information, visit the official website.

Mark Griffith

Phd student. I am researching: Scholarships, Fellowships, interships, workshops, volunteers, government subsidies etc.

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