International Mathematical Abel Visiting Scholar Program 2022


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.

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.

The following deadlines apply:

  • December 31, 2021 for visits between May 1 and August 31, 2022 *DEADLINE EXTENDED* Applications open till 31 January 2022
  • April 30, 2022 for visits between September 1 and December 31, 2022
  • August 31, 2022 for visits between January 1 and April 30, 2023

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

Please send your application at least one week in advance for us to review.

For all applicants applying for CDC funding for activities scheduled from now till the end of 2022:
Please note that we will request a confirmation letter from the head of the hosting department (where the activity is supposed to take place) confirming the dates of the planned activity. Please also check if there are any travel warnings for specific countries before you apply for CDC funding.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, costs incurred from COVID-19 tests, quarantines, as well as COVID-19 vaccines can be covered by the CDC upon request.


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Abel Visiting Scholar Program 2023

Applicants should

  • hold at the time of application a PhD in Mathematics;
  • be based in a developing country at the time of application;
  • hold a position in a university/ research institution;
  • be in the early stages of their professional careers, more precisely: the applicants  should
    • Not yet be of full professorial rank but have a working contract in a university/ college.
    • be under 35 years of age at the day of the application deadline.

NOTE: 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.


The grant can cover for one month and only for the applicant up to 4,400 EUR ($5,000 Dollars). The following costs can be covered with the grant:

  • Travel costs
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance charges
  • Basic living cost (daily allowance based on living cost of the visiting country/city. This amount includes the cost for public transport and all other living costs). If the accommodation includes breakfast or any other meals, the daily amount will be reduced.
  • Accommodation cost in the host country (hotel is allowed if the host provides a statement that no guesthouse or rented flat is available and max. 4 weeks. If you stay longer than 4 weeks you have to rent a suitable apartment or guesthouse). Receipts for cash payments for accommodation costs cannot be accepted. You have to pay via a trackable transfer method.


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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