The Program provides modest support for emerging research groups, working in a developing country listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU Definition of Developing Countries, making it possible for them to fund their most talented students to study full-time as graduate research assistants and pursue a Master or PhD graduate degree in mathematics, thereby fostering the growth of a mathematics community.
It is assumed that the emerging research group has an ongoing collaboration with an international mathematician. Applications must be made by a Team consisting of a Principal Investigator plus his or her research group and an International Partner. The Principal Investigator should be a university professor in mathematics holding a PhD, working at a university or research center in a developing country listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU Definition and the International Partner should be a mathematician working at a university or research centre not based in any of the countries listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU Definition.
Eligibility and Criteria
The following documents have to be uploaded during the application process:
- A short CV of the PI and a short CV of the International Partner,
- A narrative Collaboration Proposal (not to exceed 3 pages) based on the already existing contacts between PI and International Partner. It must contain the following:
- The proposal should describe their professional relationship, the research group the PI hopes to foster, the number of PhD and/or Master students they hope to support and a summary of their vision for the training of these students.
- The research plan.
- An itemized budget for the requested support.
- The proposal should be signed by PI and International Partner.
- A reference letter, from the International Partner supporting the application, to be uploaded by the International Partner on receipt of an email requesting him/her to do so.
- Candidates for graduate research assistantships need to be residents of the country of the university or research institution of the PI.
- There is no age limit. Assistantship candidates must be either pre-accepted to start or already enrolled be in a Master or PhD program in mathematics in the home university or research institution of the PI.
- PI’s who have graduate research assistants receiving support from the GRAID Program will be required to upload (to their MathPrograms GRAID account) an annual progress report for each student.
- Payment of funds will be done by American Mathematical Society directly to the bank account of each graduate research assistant every 6 months.
Awards and Benefits
- The students will receive a monthly stipend to study full-time and pursue a Master or PhD graduate degree in mathematics and they will be supported additionally by linking their research with an international mathematician.
- Funding for the graduate research assistantships will be provided by voluntary donations from mathematicians or mathematical institutions worldwide.
- The amount of the stipend per graduate research assistant should not exceed USD 3,500 per year. The exact amount will be decided by the GRAID Committee on a case-by-case basis depending on the local cost of living. One Team can apply for up to 3 graduate research assistantships.
The following costs can be covered by the stipend:
- Accommodation expenses of the graduate research assistant
- Basic living expenses
- For PhD students the stipend will typically cover 4 years depending on satisfactory progress based on annual reports.
- Extensions for up to 6 months will be decided at the discretion of the GRAID Committee.
- Master students will typically be funded for 1 year. Extensions for up to 6 months will be decided at the discretion of the GRAID Committee
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