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ICM 2014 Invitation Program: "NANUM 2014"
The selection for the NANUM 2014 Travel Grants is now completed.
Applicants will receive the result via email.  

With 917 grantees selected, additional 83 grantees will soon be selected from developing country participants of IMU GA and MENAO and also of some regions requiring special attention including North Korea.”

Online submission system for NANUM 2014: ICM 2014 Invitation Program

NANUM is a Korean word meaning “gracious and unconditional sharing.”

Some members of the Korean Mathematical Society (KMS) enjoyed the benefits of the IMU travel assistance program to travel to ICMs in the 70’s and 80’s. Such assistance not only benefited the recipients of the travel assistance but also the students and young researchers with whom the recipients of IMU assistance shared the excitement and experience gained from ICMs. The KMS and its members fully acknowledge the gracious and friendly support received from the international math community, and hope more countries can share in the benefits. Being a late starter, based on its own experience, the mathematics community in Korea understands the challenges met by mathematicians in many developing countries. This has motivated the theme of Korea’s bidding proposal: "Dreams and Hopes for Late Starters".

In order to realize the proposed theme, the Organizing Committee of ICM 2014 offers to invite 1,000 mathematicians in developing countries to Korea to participate in ICM 2014, many of whom would not have been able to visit an ICM otherwise, stand to bring the ICM excitements and new knowledge back to their home countries. The ICM 2014 Travel Fellowship Fund was set up and the Organizing Committee of ICM 2014 estimates the average cost to be approximately US$1,500~US$2,500 per person, making the total cost US$2 million.

The Organizing Committee of ICM 2014 launches "NANUM 2014" for this purpose, and strongly believes that "NANUM 2014" could have a positive impact on them in practical and symbolic ways. The potential positive impacts their experiences will have on future generations in their respective countries will be huge and will surely linger for many years to come. Within the IMU, the level of participation and activity of traditionally passive member countries is expected to increase, and a closer collaborative and harmonious math community is likely to ensue.

The application and selection procedures for "NANUM 2014" is supposed to be based on merit and with due regard for gender and geographical balance. The Organizing Committee of ICM 2014 only considers applications for support for research visits made by individual mathematicians with a Ph.D. or equivalent. 

※ Composition of 1,000:
• 45% senior, 45% junior, 10% advanced graduate students
• (tentative) 100 for ‘Math School’ for participants from DCs
• At least 100 women mathematicians
• Gender, geographic balance are important

※ Criteria:
• Priority will be given to the applicants from the countries with GDP $7,500 (nominal) or less
• Some underdeveloped regions inside ineligible countries

※ Timeline of the application and selection procedure:
• Jun. 1, 2013 - Aug. 31, 2013 : Applications received
• Oct. 16, 2013 - Oct. 31, 2013 : Submission site re-opened
• Dec. 31, 2013 : Review of Applications completed
• Jan. 17, 2014 : Notification of acceptance

※ Application Documents
• A curriculum vitae (max. 4 pages)
• Complete personal details (full name, date of birth, gender, country of residence and nationality, affiliation)
• Complete contact details (postal address, e-mail)
• Publication list (if you have any) or a statement describing your doctoral research
• The name with e-mail of the head of a department of the applicant’s institution
• Advanced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows within 5 years of receiving Ph.D. are recommended to submit a letter of reference from the doctoral advisor.

Ambassadors for NANUM 2014
ICM 2014 LOC appointed ambassadors for NANUM 2014 among mathematicians from developing countries with strong sense of responsibility in charge of publicizing ICM 2014 invitation program "NANUM 2014."
The mission of ambassadors of NANUM 2014 & ICM 2014 is
- to promote ICM 2014 and to share the proposed theme, “Dreams and Hopes for Late Starters,”among the mathematicians in your country and neighboring countries with strong sense of responsibility,
- to make the selection process for the applicants in the allocated region as fair as possible,
- to suggest and comment on ICM 2014 Invitation Program: "NANUM 2014"
1. Eastern Europe including North Asia, Turkey and East Russia
1 Elton Pasku (University of Tirana)
2 Grigor Barsegian (National Academy of Sciences of Armenia)
3 V. Kokilashvili (Georgian Academy of sciences)
4 Askar Dzhumadil’daev (Kazakh-British Technical University)
5 Qëndrim Gashi (Prishtina University)
6 Abdallah Lyzzaik (American University of Beirut)
7 Valeriu Gutu (Moldova State University)
8 Marwan M. Aloqeili (Birzeit University)
9 Dan Timotin (Simion Stoilow Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy)
10 Armen G. Sergeev (Russian Academy of Sciences)
11 Alexandre Danilenko (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)
12 Akhtam Dzhalilov (Samarkand State University)
13 Iskander Taimanov (Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences)
14 Bykovskii Victor (Khabarovsk Division, Far-Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences)
2. Latin America including Caribbean Sea
1 Marcelo Montenegro (Universidade Estadual de Campinas)
2 Alf Onshuus (University of Los Andes)
3 Yboon Victoria Garcia Ramos (Instituto de Matematica y Ciencias Afines)
4 Christian Schaerer (National University of Asuncion)
5 Andrés Navas (University Of Santiago de Chile)
6 Silvia Lassalle (Universidad de San Andrés)
7 Luis Montejano Peimbert (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
8 Luis Ramiro Piñeiro Díaz (Universidad de la Habana)
3. Africa
1 Edward M. Lungu (University of Botswana)
2 Manelo F. Anona (University of Antananarivo)
3 Tony Ezome (Université des Sciences et Techniques de Masuku)
4 David Bekolle (University of Yaoundé I)
5 Damian M. Maingi (University of Nairobi, Kenya)
6 Aboubacar Marcos (Institut de Mathématiques et de Sciences Physiques)
7 Paulus Gerdes (Universidade Pedagógica)
8 Yuliya Zelenyuk (University of Witwatersrand)
9 Zeinab Mansour (King Saud University)
4. South and West Asia including Indian subcontinent
1 Mehdi Rafie-Rad (University of Mazandaran)
2 Mohammad Reza Darafsheh (University of Tehran)
3 Kanhaiya Jha (Kathmandu University)
4 Sohail Nadeem (Quaid-i-Azam University)
5 B.K. Dass (University of Delhi)
5. East and Southeast Asia including China and North Korea
1 Shishuo Fu (Chongqing University)
2 Yifei Chen (Chinese Academy of Science)
3 Shuhuang Xiang (Central South University)
4 Lixia Dai (Nanjing Normal University)
5 Wenchuan Hu (Sichuan University)
6 Haigang Zhou (Tongji University)
7 Hoang Le Truong (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology)
8 Michelle Vallejos (University of the Philippines)
9 Jose Ernie Lope (University of the Philippines)
10 Duangkamon Baowan (Mahidol University)
11 Wai Leong Chooi (University of Malaya)
12 Kiam Heong Kwa (University of Malaya)
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