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Project Support Program

Project Support


Under the Project Support Program the CDC supports capacity building projects and programs in mathematics and mathematics education, be they international, regional or local initiatives in developing countries. The CDC members evaluate and select the grant recipients. More information about the supported projects can be found on the right side of this page (sorted chronologically by year of support).

No project call is planned for 2023.
Please check this webpage for updates for 2024.

Call for Applications 2022: (closed)

This program supports higher education and capacity building projects as well as local initiatives in mathematics and mathematical education, be they international, regional or local initiatives in developing countries (IMU definition).

Research projects are not eligible.

The projects should start between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.
Usually the amount of support is between 4000 and 6000 Euro.
The maximum amount to be awarded to each application is 10.000 €.

The deadline for applications was January 31, 2022.

Below you will find the information about the application requirements and the link to the online application form.
Only online submitted applications are eligible.

On the right side of this page you can find a list of the projects supported in previous years.

Each application must include

  1. The completed Online Application Form* including the following Application details:
    • Project name
    • Project start date
    • Project end date
    • Total duration of the project
    • Country/Institution where the project will be held/based at
    • How many mathematicians/mathematics educators and from which countries will be reached with this project.
    • How will this project address CDC's mandate to support mathematics in the developing world.
    • Project aim
    • Target group
  2. A curriculum vitae (CV) of applicant including a list of recent publications (max. 5 pages each) (pdf)
  3. A curriculum vitae (CV) of the supporting applicant (if applicable) including a list of recent publications (max. 5 pages each) (pdf)
  4. A supporting letter from the institution where the project will be held/based at.
  5. A Detailed description of the project. One file in pdf providing the following information:
    • Applicant’s letter explaining the projects aims and goal
    • Plan/Schedule of the project
    • Expected results of the project
    • When is the project expected to be finalized
    • Researchers/teachers involved in the project
    • Expected total cost of the project and a breakdown of total cost (in EUR) e.g.:
      • Travel Cost
      • Accommodation
      • Training/Teaching
      • Coordination/Administrative Cost
      • Other Cost
      • Use of CDC funding

*(not availble since the project call is closed)


Requirements if the Project Grant is approved

In the case that support is granted by the CDC, the grantees are required to

  1. Name IMU - CDC as sponsor of the project (in all publications, announcements e.g.) as well as
  2. Submit after the project (within six weeks):
    1. A short scientific or activity report (please use the online report form)
    2. An itemized detailed financial report on the use of their project funds listing the supported mathematicians as well as their contact details.
    3. Send five pictures of the project and those benefiting from the project to CDC (Administration in the IMU Secretariat)

Projects which receive support receive 85% of the grant before the project starts and 15% after the projects has finalized and all invoices and report forms have been submitted to CDC.

Questions and Contact email.

  • If you have any questions and/or do not receive an automated reply after submitting the application, let us know via
  • If for some reason the project is postponed/ canceled, you must inform the IMU Secretariat.