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Travel Grant Program for ICM 2018

Funding for U.S. mathematicians attending ICM 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Information about this travel grant program will be available in the Fall of 2017. Please note that this program is contingent upon receiving funding from the National Science Foundation. 

The American Mathematical Society will apply to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for funds to permit partial travel support for U.S. mathematicians attending the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM 2018) August 1-9, 2018, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Pending funding from the the NSF, the Society will administer the selection process, which would be similar to previous programs funded in 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014.


  • This program is open to U.S. mathematicians (those who are U.S. citizens or affiliated with a U.S. institution).
  • Early career mathematicians (those within six years of their doctorate), women and underrepresented minorities will be especially encouraged to apply. Early career mathematicians will be required to supply one letter from an individual who has made a commitment to serve as a mentor to the applicant during the period leading up to the International Congress, advising him or her about the appropriate sessions and activities in which to participate at the ICM-2018. Early career applicants are also required to submit one letter of recommendation from a senior professional mathematician.
  • Please note that for any program, fellowship, prize or award that has a maximum period of eligibility after receipt of the doctoral degree, the selection committee may use discretion in making exceptions to the limit on eligibility for candidates whose careers have been interrupted for reasons such as family or health. You should state your exception on the application.
  • ICM 2018 Invited Speakers from U.S. institutions who desire funding should submit applications (see below).

Conditions on Funding

  • Mathematicians accepting grants for partial support of the travel to ICM 2018 may not supplement them with any other NSF funds. It is the intention of the NSF's Division of Mathematical Sciences to provide no additional funds on its other regular research grants for travel to ICM in 2018.
  • An individual mathematician who does not accept a travel grant may use regular NSF grant funds, subject to the usual restrictions and prior approval requirements.

Application Information

Pending funding from the National Science Foundation, applications will be accepted starting September 1, 2017 on .


  • For questions about the travel grant program,  email Kim Kuda in the Professional Programs Department, or contact by telephone at 800-321-4267, ext. 4096, or 401-455-4096.
  • All information currently available about the ICM 2018 program, organization, and registration procedure is located on the ICM 2018 website.


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