Call for CIMPA-ICTP Fellowships 2022 "Research in Pairs"

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 for a period of at least 6 weeks. During this period, it is expected that these two people will work together on a well-substantiated research project, mainly in the institute of the European colleague.

The maximum amount of support is 10,000 euros. Alone or with other supports, this should cover all the costs (transportation, accommodation, insurance, PCR test, quarantine, etc.) of the laureate during the entire visit. The amount is determined based on the length, location and activities/travel costs of the laureate. It can only cover her/his personal costs.

Applications for a visit between March and the end of December 2022 are open until 31st of December 2021 and must be submitted through this application form. A PDF template of this form is available, containing the fields to be filled out as well as additional details on the terms and conditions.

Results will be released around February 15.

The specific details of this call are:

  • The candidate is a researcher holding a PhD in mathematics who is based in developing country at the time of the application and which passport indicates a nationality from a developing country. By definition a developing country must be a country both in the IMU list and in the UNESCO list  (click on developing regions). If you are based in a country which is only in one of the two lists, please email us before applying.
  • 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, Switzerland;  
  • During the stay, the laureate must include a visit to CIMPA on the campus of Université Côte d'Azur or to ICTP in Trieste in order to  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;  
  • The laureate and his/her colleague may propose to carry out part of their collaboration (one to two weeks) in one of the partner centres: CRM, CIRM, ICTP or MFO. In this case, the cost of the colleague’s stay (but not the travel) will be covered by CIMPA, ICTP or the partner centre in addition to the financial support already offered.
  • In addition to his or her collaborative research project, the laureate may schedule visits to other laboratories or centres (not limited to the above countries but within Europe) to meet with other colleagues or attend courses or conferences. This "non-collaboration" time   will represent no more than 1/4 of the total time of the visit.  
  • Once the submission is completed by the candidate, an email will be sent to the host colleague asking her/him to provide further details and upload a supporting letter for this application. Note that the letter is of crucial importance to evaluate the commitment of the host and the success of the application.