C. Top-up grant for conference participation

With the aim to provide a platform for interchange of knowledge, to make international stays more attractive, and to give visibility to the African mathematical research, we open up for the possibility of a top-up grant for conference participation. This opportunity should be seen as an incentive to use the research visit at the host university for scientific exchange and improving research. The number of such grants is limited.

Eligibility criteria

The top-up grant is for PhD students benefitting of a visiting grant (more than 2 months visiting period) who need additional funding for the participation to a conference or event organized in the country or in the near region. This is considered in relation to the visiting grant:

  •      Collaborative research visits: PhD development


The Top-up grant provides travel support for a maximum of USD 550.

Application procedures

To see the form and send the application, please login or register to your EMS account.

To apply, first fill in the necessary information in the fields below an upload the necessary files in pdf format.

Basic information to be included:

About the Applicant
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
About the event and the research visit

Upload one file in pdf providing the following information:

  1. Period of the research visit and details of the host institution
  2. Name, position, affiliation and contacts of the reference host scientist during the research stay
  3. Applicant’s letter explaining the choice of the scientific events within the plan of the research visit at the host institution
  4. Evaluation of the Applicant’s expected travel expenses and other co-sponsoring programs for this participation
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Invitation letter by the organizers of the conference/event with specification about whether the invited/contributed talk or poster is in the scientific program file
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.


It is responsibility of the Applicant to provide all necessary, complete, and truthful information for the evaluation.


Evaluation of the applications


The applications will be circulated among a selection committee constituted by 4 members of the EMS-CDC and 3 associates members.

The evaluation will give weight to the motivation for the participation to the targeted event within the research plan and the general feasibility. Notice that priority will be given to those researchers that actively contribute to the scientific event.


Contact: ems.simonsafrica@gmail.com

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