AMMSI POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS – 2015: APPLICATIONS BY INSTITUTIONS
Applications are invited for the 2015 AMMSI Postgraduate Scholarships, by Faculties, Schools, Institutes or Departments of Mathematics in universities in Africa, for support of postgraduate students of mathematics at those universities. The deadline for applications is 31st July 2015. For more information and application, click here.
AMMSI CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANTS TO STAFF
The African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI) has annual grants of up to USD 1,000 per AMMSI Region for conference support. These grants are to cover the travel costs only of staff members in mathematics to enable them make presentations at conferences held in Africa. The funds are for travel only and should not be used for accommodation or other expenses. The support has been made possible through a grant to AMMSI by Phillip Griffiths on his winning the Chern Prize in 2014. For more information and application, please click here.
LMS-AMMSI CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANTS TO POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS
The London Mathematical Society (LMS) awards grants of up to £2,000 (GBP) per conference organized, or supported, by the African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI). These grants are to cover the travel costs of postgraduate students, with mathematics degrees, to enable them to attend the conferences. For more information and application, please see confrences page.
CHERN MEDAL WINNER DONATES FUNDS TO AMMSI
During the ICM2014 in Seoul, Korea, Professor Phillip Griffiths of the Science Initiative Group (SIG) was awarded the 2014 Chern medal for lifetime devotion to mathematics and outstanding achievements in complex geometry. Professor Griffiths donated USD 250K to AMMMSI for promotion of mathematics in Africa. For more information, click here.
AMMSI PROGRAMME DIRECTOR ELECTED PRESIDENT OF CDC
Professor Wandera Ogana, the Programme Director of AMMSI, was elected the President of the Commission for Developing Countries (CDC), a commission of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), for the period 2015 – 2018. For more information, click here.
AMMSI BECOMES AN AFFILIATE OF THE RISE NETWORK
In July 2014, AMMSI became an affiliate network of the Regional Initiative in Science Education (RISE). Click here for more information.
MENTORING AFRICAN RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS (MARM)
Mentoring African Research in Mathematics (MARM) is a cooperative programme designed to support mathematics research and advanced teaching in African universities by establishing longer-term mentoring relations between mathematicians working in established research centres, their colleagues in Africa, and doctoral students of those colleagues. The scheme has now been in operation for a number of years and details of the existing projects can be found here.
COMMISSION FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES (CDC)
The Commission for Developing Countries (CDC) is a commission of the International Mathematical Union (IMU). The CDC administers the Abel Visiting Scholar Program and the IMU-Simons Travel Fellowship Program. It also provides grants for research visits and for organization of conferences, has a mathematics library assistance scheme, and supports volunteer lecturers to universities in Developing Countries. For more information and applications please click here.