IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program
International Mathematical Union

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)
Developing Countries

Scholarship Overview

International Mathematical Union (IMU) invites professional mathematicians 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 for IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program 2020. Nominees must have a consistently good academic record from the high school level and must be seriously interested in pursuing a career of research and teaching in mathematics. The selected fellows will receive grants up to USD 10,000 per year.


The fellowship can cover the entire period of the doctoral program up to four years of the student (nominee)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 


  • Nominee CV
  • Nominee letter of motivation, research project and future plans of the student
  • Nominator declaration
  • PhD Supervisor declaration
  • Nominee (student) declaration
  • Statement from nominator
  • Scanned copy of student (nominee) passport
  • Official letter of pre-acceptance in the PhD Program
  • Budget of total expenses requested
  • PhD supervisor CV
  • Research project
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts of coursework of the student


This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by April2021. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be a resident or citizen of a developing country
  • Be either -
    • pre-accepted to join a doctoral program in the first academic year after the time of selection at a university or research institution which is based in a developing country, OR
    • already enrolled in a doctoral program at a university or research institution which is based in a developing country

How To Apply

The nominations for the fellowship should be made by professional mathematician preferably the mentor of the nominee. Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:

Step 1: Register in IMU Portal to access the online nomination form.
Step 2: Make log-in and fill all the required details.
Step 3: Download the nomination form.
Step 4: The nomination has to be filled out and submitted online by the nominator