This program gives partial support to Mathematical Science based conferences organized in developing or economically disadvantaged countries. The funds are for travel and accommodation only. The Grant Selection Committee (GSC) consists of the CDC Secretary for Grants Selection as Chair and has six other members, three from CDC and three others, each representing Latin America, Africa and Asia respectively. This program is administered by IMU-CDC.
Completed applications must be sent by the conference organizers at least four (4) months in advance:
- February 1, 2018 for conferences starting from June 1, 2018 (Decisions concerning the grant will be made by March 30, 2018)
- April 1, 2018 for conferences starting from August 1, 2018 (Decisions concerning the grant will be made by May 30, 2018)
- June 1, 2018 for conferences starting from after October 1, 2018 (Decisions concerning the grant will be made by July 30, 2018)
- August 28, 2018 for conferences starting from December 28, 2019 (Decisions concerning the grant will be made by October 15, 2018)
- October 1, 2018 for conferences starting from February 1, 2019 (Decisions concerning the grant will be made by November 30, 2018)
- November 1, 2018 for conferences starting from March 1, 2018 (Decisions concerning the grant will be made by December 15, 2018)
Please note that during May 8th and May 22, 2018 no requests/emails can be answered by the CDC Grants administration.
If your application is not completed by the deadline, it cannot be considered for evaluation.
Please send your application at least one week in advance so it can be checked.
Category A- Conference Support in Developing Countries
- CDC classifies Developing Countries as those with GNI per capita in USD, not exceeding 11,000 USD, in accordance with the United Nations data.
- These conferences fall under the category of 'Key Support'.
Category B- Conference Support in Developed Countries
- The CDC also supports annually a few major international conferences occurring in developed countries (countries with a Gross National Income per capita (GNI) greater than 11,000 USD).
- This is possible only when the international conferences invite mathematicians from developing and economically disadvantaged countries and if the money granted by CDC is specifically used for supporting them.
- Organizers of category B conferences are additionally required to prove that they will match the funds requested from CDC with an equal amount from other sources which must also be dedicated to supporting conference participation by mathematicians from developing countries.
1. The conference must be in a Mathematical Sciences field or a related one
2. The conference must address either a Regional or an International audience. They should benefit mathematicians from neighboring countries as well.
3. The selection committee specifically considers only those conferences at a Research level and CANNOT support schools or activities which involve professional training.
4. The conference must be based (place of work) in a developing country. OMU classifies Developing Countries as those with GNI per capita in USD, not exceeding 11,000 USD, in accordance with the United Nations data.
5. In exceptional cases, conferences conducted by developed countries inviting mathematicians from developing or economically disadvantaged countries can be accepted.
- The maximum amount that is awarded is 3,500 EUR. In case the funds are granted they are usually in the range of 1,000 EUR - 3,000 EUR.
- The funds must be used for travel and accommodation costs only. (For invited speakers or participants coming from developing countries).
- The cost of speakers coming from developed countries cannot be covered using the grant.
- The CDC cannot be expected to provide the main share of financial support; an overall conference budget has to be included with the application.
- This grant CANNOT support travel costs to attend workshops or conferences.
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