Open Arms Grants


Travel Grants Program

The Organizing Committee has launched the "Open Arms program", which offers 630 travel grants for mathematicians, young and senior, from developing countries to attend the Congress; 200 of those grants will be for mathematicians working in Latin-American countries other than Brazil. The program is sponsored by IMPA and the Brazilian Mathematical Society, alongside with a generous offer of 130 travel grants from the International Mathematical Union.

The timeline for application and selection procedures is as follows.

- Applications will be received from April 15, 2017 to October 15, 2017
- The list of grantees will be published by November 30, 2017


*Evaluation of applications

Applications to the "Open Arms" travel grants will be evaluated by four selection panels, one for each of the developing regions:

Latin America
Eastern Europe
Africa
Asia and Pacific

The selection will be merit-based with special attention given to participation by early-career mathematicians (those within 10 years of earning a PhD degree, including advanced PhD students) and women, as well as to geographic balance. The exact amount of each award will depend on the committee's evaluation and budget constraints.

We clarify that mathematicians holding *permanent* positions at institutions in non-eligible countries are automatically non-eligible to Open Arms travel grants.


*Application Guidelines:

Before preparing your application, please check below the list of eligible countries divided by regions:

Latin America  


Antigua and Barbuda
Anguilla
Argentina
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Uruguay
Venezuela

Eastern Europe  


Albania
Belarus
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Georgia
Kosovo
Montenegro
Republic of Moldova
Romania
Serbia
TFYR of Macedonia
Turkey
Ukraine

Africa  


Algeria
Angola
Belize
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad, Comoros, Congo
Côte d´Ivoire
D.R. of the Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana,
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Togo
Tunisia
U.R. of Tanzania: Mainland
Uganda
Zambia
Zanzibar
Zimbabwe

Asia and Pacific  


Afghanistan
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh
Bhutan
Cambodia
China
Fiji
India
Indonesia
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Iraq
Jordan
Kiribati
Korea (D.P.R.)
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People´s D.R.
Lebanon
Malaysia
Maldives
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
Pakistan
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
State of Palestine
Syrian Arab Republic
Tajikistan
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Yemen




In order to apply, you will need the following documents:
- CV
- List of publications


For advanced graduate students and postdocs, the list of publications should include a brief description of their PhD thesis work.

Early career mathematicians are also suggested to submit an additional recommendation letter. In order to do that, applicants should provide in the application form the contact information of a senior mathematician who has agreed to write a letter supporting the application. Letter-writers will be contacted directly with instructions on how to upload their letters.

To submit your application, click in a link bellow:

Latin America
https://www.mathprograms.org/db/programs/561

Africa
https://www.mathprograms.org/db/programs/562

Eastern Europe
https://www.mathprograms.org/db/programs/563

Asia & Pacific
https://www.mathprograms.org/db/programs/564


Confirmation of travel support will be conditioned to registration in ICM 2018. Grantees will be paid during the Congress, in Rio de Janeiro.


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