Proposals in applied mathematics or related to applications of mathematics are especially

welcome.

Proposals in the most mathematically or economically deprived areas are encouraged and

will be given priority.

The aim of the International Centre for Pure and Applied Mathematics CIMPA is to promote

international cooperation in higher education and research in mathematics and their

interactions, as well as related subjects, for the benefit of developing countries. Our action

concentrates at the places where mathematics emerges and develops, and where a research

project is possible.

CIMPA is a UNESCO centre based in Nice, financed by France, Switzerland, Norway and

Spain, counting with the support of the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis and the

University of Montpellier 2.

We organize research schools of about two weeks in developing countries. The purpose of

these schools is to contribute to the research training of the new generation of

mathematicians, women and men.

The Scientific Council and the Steering Council of CIMPA evaluate the projects and select the

best and most appropriate. The research schools are organized locally with the help of

CIMPA. CIMPA’s financial contribution is essentially for young mathematicians from

neighbouring countries to be able to attend the research school. CIMPA can help with

obtaining funds from other sources. Additional and essential information can be found in the

roadmap (available on the web site of CIMPA). You can also write to CIMPA for further

information.

**Research schools call for projects begins on March 1st, 2015.**

The deadline for a (non-mandatory) pre-proposal is June 15, 2015.

The complete proposal is due October 1st, 2015.

The application form can be found on CIMPA website:

ICTP Prize 2014: Call for Nominations

20/03/2014 – Trieste

It is time to nominate young researchers from developing countries for the 2014 ICTP Prize. The prize recognizes outstanding and original contributions to physics by researchers under 40 and includes a sculpture, a certificate, and a cash prize of 3000 euros.

Past winners include Ashoke Sen (1989), the Indian theoretical physicist who has been awarded the 2012 Fundamental Physics Prize, and the current ICTP Director Fernando Quevedo (1998). The 2013 ICTP Prize was shared by two women: Yasaman Farzan (Iran) for her theoretical contributions to the physics of neutrinos, and Patchanita Thamyongkit (Thailand) for contributions to development of photovoltaic research.

The deadline for nominations is 30 September 2014. Detailed information on how to nominate a candidate is available on the ICTP Prize Page. Additional information may be obtained by writing to ictpprize2014@ictp.it.

Completed nominations must be submitted along with a signed and dated cover letter by 30 September 2014 by email (ictpprize2014@ictp.it), regular mail (ICTP Prize 2014, Director’s Office, ICTP, Strada Costiera 11, 34051 Trieste, Italy) or fax (+39 040 2240 410).

The complete list of past winners and their award citations are available on the ICTP Prize Page.

More information: http://www.ictp.it/about-ictp/media-centre/news/2014/3/ictp-prize-2014-call-for-nominations.aspx

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eBook editions of AMUCHMA publications for free

Dear colleagues,

I have the pleasure to announce that the eBook versions of the following

four books published originally by the African Mathematical Union

Commission on the History of Mathematics in Africa (AMUCHMA) are now

available and can be downloaded for free from the Lulu website:

* Gerdes, Paulus & Djebbar, Ahmed (2011), “History of Mathematics in

Africa: AMUCHMA 25 Years”, 2 volumes (Volume 1: 1986-1999; Volume 2:

2000-2011), 924 pp. (Forewords: Saliou Touré, President, African

Mathematical Union; Craig Fraser & Elena Ausejo, Chair & Secretary,

International Commission for the History of Mathematics; Eberhard Knobloch,

President, International Academy for the History of Science; Afterwords:

Aderemi Kuku, Honorary President, African Mathematical Union; Jean-Pierre

Ezin, Commissioner for Human Resources, Sciences and Technology of the

African Union)

* Gerdes, Paulus & Djebbar, Ahmed (2007), “Mathematics in African History

and Cultures. An annotated Bibliography”, 430 pp. (Foreword: Jan Persens,

President of the African Mathematical Union) (Special Mention,

Conover-Porter Award, African Studies Association USA)

* Gerdes, Paulus (2007), “African Doctorates in Mathematics: A Catalogue”,

383 pp.(Foreword: Mohamed Hassan, President of the African Academy of

Sciences)

I suppose some of you may order copies of the printed version of the books

for your personal, institutional, or university library. The printed

version may be ordered on the Lulu website:

Distribution:

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/pgerdes

( http://stores.lulu.com/pgerdes, www.lulu.com )

Best regards,

Paulus Gerdes

Vice-President for Southern Africa, African Academy of Sciences;

Former Chairman, African Mathematical Union Commission for the History of

Mathematics in Africa (1986-2013);

Postal adress: C.P. 915, Maputo, Mozambique

paulus.gerdes@gmail.com

Nominations are to be sent to math@ictp.it.

The call can be found at

http://www.ictp.it/about-ictp/media-centre/news/

The Prize “Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh” has been created in memory of our

colleague and to continue its commitment to Mathematics in Africa. The

prize is awarded annually to a young mathematician from Central Africa

or West Africa. Applications are evaluated by a scientific committee

set up by ICPAM. It funds a scientific visit.

The application must be send by email before December 15th, 2013 to

one of the following persons:

– Jean Renault (email: jean.renault [at] univ-orleans.fr)

– Marie-Francoise Roy (email: marie-francoise.roy [at] univ-rennes1.fr)

All the relevant information can be found on

http://smf4.emath.fr/en/PrixIbni/

03/07/2013 – Trieste

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) invites applications for a small number of fellowships for outstanding mathematicians from developing countries.

Visiting Fellowships are open to mathematicians of any age and the fellowships fund visits of between 1 to 4 months to ICTP during one of the following two periods:

September 1 – December 20, 2013

January 10 – August 30, 2014

**Deadline for applications: July 31, 2013.**

Preference is given to candidates who will benefit most from the time spent at ICTP, in the sense of pursuing their own research, using the ICTP facilities, interacting with other mathematicians, and ultimately turning the fellowship into a positive opportunity for their home institution or country as well as for themselves. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates are required to submit, along with their CV, a detailed research project with specific goals that can be realistically achieved during their planned visit to ICTP. In addition, candidates are also required to provide letters of recommendations from established researchers.

We also welcome applications from small groups – two or three scientists who wish to spend some time working on a joint project at ICTP.

Candidates should apply using the online application.

Successful candidates will have the possibility to participate in the Mathematics activities of ICTP, the International School of Advanced Studies (ISAS/SISSA) and the University of Trieste, including the opportunity to interact with visiting mathematicians. Details on the life at ICTP can be found at Visit ICTP.

Contacts:

Telephone: +39-040-2240201

E-mail: math@ictp.it

The program is designed for post doctoral mathematicians in the early stages of their professional careers.

It is designed to offer the opportunity for a ‘research sabbatical,’ a necessary complement to teaching and other academic duties for mathematicians desiring to also sustain a viable research program.

The grant will cover health insurance, visa cost, all travel (economy flights or equivalent) and living

expenses including accommodation for one month for up to a total maximum amount of USD 5,000 per mathematician.

Basic Requirements:

Applicants must hold a PhD in Mathematics and be in the early stages of their professional careers. This means that the applicant should be under 40 years on July 1st 2013 and not yet of full professorial rank.

The maximum age may be increased by up to three years in the case of an individual with a broken career pattern.

Applications from women mathematicians are strongly encouraged.

The applicant should already have initiated research contact with the proposed international research partner. The collaboration should take place at the international partner’s home institution.

Applications

Applications must be received at least four months before the desired starting date. The selection committee will review the applications and award fellowships every four months.

The following deadlines apply:

August 1, 2013 for research visits starting December 1st 2013 and later

December 1, 2013 for research visits starting April 1st 2014 and later

April 1st 2014 for research visits starting August 1st 2014 and later

Each application must include:

- Curriculum vitae including a list of recent publications
- Research plan for the visit
- Schedule of research stay
- Official invitation from the institution of the international research partner
- One letter of recommendation

More information can be found here:

http://www.mathunion.org/cdc/grants/abel-visiting-scholar-program/

The Korean Mathematical Society and local organizers of ICM 2014 have offered to invite 1,000 mathematicians from developing and economically disadvantaged countries and covering their travel and living costs while attending the conference in Korea to make the congress a true world-wide gathering.

The application form is available now!

Application Deadline: August 31, 2013

Selection Process: September 2013 ~ December 2013

Notification of Awards: January 2014

APPLY HERE: www.nanum2014.org/home.php

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due October 1st, 2013. More information in English and French is available in the pdf-documents below. ]]>