Call for CIMPA-ICTP Fellowships 2025 “Research in Pairs”

Deadline Date: April 28, 2024

Donor Name: International Centre for Theoretical Physics

Grant Size: $10,000 to $100,000

The CIMPA-ICTP fellowships program “Research in Pairs” makes it possible for researchers in mathematics based in a developing country to come to Europe to collaborate with a colleague.

It is expected that these two persons will work together on a well-substantiated research project, mainly in the institute of the European colleague. They will give priority to candidates who are scientifically active despite a challenging environment and/or heavy teaching, supervision, or administrative duties, and who did not get many travel opportunities in the last 5 years.


  • The maximum amount of support is 10,000 euros. Alone or with other supports, this should cover all the costs (transportation, accommodation, insurance, visa etc.) of the laureate during the entire visit. The amount is determined based on the length and location of the laureate. It can only cover her/his personal costs. The minimal duration for the stay is 5 weeks of collaboration with the host in his/her institute and an extra-week for recording/broadcasting 8 hours mini-course must be added.
  • During his/her time in Europe, the laureate will record/broadcast a mini-course (approximately 8 hours, in French or English) on mathematics at master/beginning of PhD level. Note that this is an important part of the application as the lectures will become an exemplary course for all students who want to learn about this topic. It needs therefore to be prepared with great care. This course will be recorded during a week at Nice, ICTP or another possible research center generally at the end of the collaboration period.

Who can apply?

  • The candidate is a researcher who defended her/his PhD thesis at least 3 years ago and who has been employed in an academic institution in a developing country for the last 5 years at the time of the application.
  • The European colleague is a researcher holding a PhD in mathematics who will be based, throughout the candidate’s entire stay, in one of the following countries: Germany, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland.

For more information, visit International Centre for Theoretical Physics.

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