AWARD TO INSTITUTIONS About AMMSI
AWARD TO INSTITUTIONS
The African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI) is an international NGO registered in Nairobi, Kenya. It operates as a distributed network of mathematics research, training, and promotion, throughout Africa, with the headquarters located in Kenya and six Regional Offices located in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Morocco, Nigeria and Tanzania (for more details, see www.ammsi.africa). It was established through the initiative of the Millennium Science Initiative (MSI), a programme administered by the Science Initiative Group (SIG), the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the African Academy of Sciences (AAS).
Postgraduate Scholarships to Institutions
One of the main goals of AMMSI is to strengthen mathematics learning and culture by supporting the training of postgraduate students in African institutions, through several mechanisms. Since 2016, this goal has been supported through a grant to AMMSI by Prof. Phillip Griffiths on his winning the Chern Prize in 2014.
Consequently, in 2019, AMMSI will award a number of partial scholarships, each not exceeding USD 1,000. The scholarships will be awarded on merit and institutions in Africa may each nominate one to 2 candidates to be considered for the award. Please note that AMMSI is an equal opportunity organization, nomination of female students is highly encouraged.
Invitation for Scholarship Applications by Institutions
Applications are therefore invited for the 2019 AMMSI Postgraduate Scholarships, by Faculties, Schools, Institutes or Departments of Mathematics in universities in Africa, for support of Ph.D and M.Sc students of mathematics at those universities. Direct applications by postgraduate students will not be considered.
How to Apply for the Scholarship
The application form attached to this announcement, or obtained from www.ammsi.africa, should be filled and sent by e-mail only to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send a copy to: email@example.com
Please note that the deadline for applications is 31st July 2019
Training & Education
Research is essential for discovery of knowledge and the application of the findings for the benefit of society. It is rare for faculty members in Africa to have sufficient funds, or time from teaching and administrative duties, to perform their own research.
One of the highest priorities of the AMMSI is to provide the opportunity to do so and, where appropriate, to support demonstrations of the application of mathematical work to societal needs.
Linkages & Networks
In Africa, the practice and teaching of mathematics are gravely hampered by the relative isolation of mathematicians from one another. This isolation is largely a function of the small population of mathematicians and the large distances between them.
The AMMSI intends to support linkages, networks, and movement of mathematicians that can foster more collaborative activities and, to some extent, combat the relative isolation of mathematicians.