AMMSI Mission:
To nurture the next generation of African mathematicians and mathematical leadership.

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AMMSI-PHILLIP GRIFFITHS PRIZE: 2016
The AMMSI-Phillip Griffiths Prize is to be awarded annually, starting in 2016, to an African mathematician, living in Africa, who has made outstanding contribution to mathematics, application of mathematics or promotion of mathematics, as evidenced by research and its impact. The award comprises a certificate with a citation on the winner’s scientific achievement as well as a cash prize of USD 6,000. The Prize has been made possible through a grant to AMMSI by Professor Phillip Griffiths occasioned by his reception of the Chern Prize in 2014. Nominations are welcomed from any part of the world. For more information and nomination, see the more activities page.

AMMSI-PHILLIP GRIFFITHS TRAVEL GRANT: 2016
The AMMSI-Phillip Griffiths Travel Grant is to be awarded annually, starting 2016, to an African mathematician, living in Africa, to enable him or her visit an international research partner for a period of 1 to 3 months. In case of matching support from the host institution, the period may be extended as appropriate. The program is designed to offer the opportunity for research to mathematicians in the early stages of their professional careers. It has been made possible through a grant to AMMSI by Professor Phillip Griffiths occasioned by his reception of the Chern Prize in 2014. The deadline for applications is 5th March 2016. For more information and application, see the more activities page.

MENTORING AFRICAN RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS (MARM): CALL FOR PROSPECTIVE DEPARTMENTS – 2016 & 2017
The London Mathematical Society (LMS) and the International Mathematical Union (IMU) in association with the African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI) are seeking applications for grants to support mathematics and its teaching in universities in Africa during 2016-17. Four mentoring partnerships are to be awarded, each for a duration of two years. The MARM awards will focus on building infrastructure and networking in mathematics in Africa. For more information and application, see the more activities page.

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.

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.

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.

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