Student and Research Fellowships

The International Mathematical Union, the Einstein Foundation Berlin and the Berlin Mathematical School invite applications from PhD students and researchers from developing countries for research visits in the active Berlin mathematics research environment! Research visits can last between three to nine months.

Funding for the IMU Berlin Einstein Foundation Program (EFP) will end in 2014. Hence applications will only be accepted until 31st March 2014!


The selection committee will meet for the last time in April 2014 to review the applications and award fellowships.

Each application must include:

• Curriculum vitae
• Certificate of last degree and transcripts:
- For PhD students: previous diploma and transcripts from all degrees
(undergraduate and Master if applicable)
- For Postdocs: diploma and transcripts from graduate school only
• Research statement for Berlin visit
• Time plan/schedule for research stay Berlin
• List of publications (if applicable)
• One letter of recommendation (which for PhD students should come from their advisor)

Research Statement

The research statement should explain the research project you intend to pursue in Berlin and should list the Berlin mathematicians with whom you would like to collaborate. Prior contact is not necessary. Please check our Research and Faculty websites for ongoing research activities.

Financial Support

PhD students will receive a monthly stipend of 1,350 Euros. Postdocs can expect 1,500 Euros per month. More senior researcher will receive an allowance sufficient to comfortably meet local expenses. Travel costs (return tickets to/from Berlin for economy flights or equivalent) will be reimbursed after arrival in Berlin. Costs for return tickets should not exceed 1,500 Euros.

The costs of living will depend on your lifestyle. You can find an overview of living costs for students in Germany here:

The BMS provides help in obtaining health insurance for the time of your stay as well as in finding accommodation.

Please submit your applications online via theonline submission form.
Note that in order to access the application form, you first have to register: Go to Registration

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