The following funding agencies support organization of mathematical meetings, research projects, travel for conferences, post-docs, research visits and PhD studies among others:

  1. DAAD
  2. LMS
  3. TWAS
  4. AMMSI
  5. IMU
  6. ICTP
  7. IUCEA
  8. Simons Foundation
  9. CIMPA 
  10. MasterCard Foundation
  11. OWSD
  12. Templeton Foundation
  13. BIARI
  14. TWOWS
  15. Sida
  16. ISP
  17. NORAD
  18. UNESCO
  19. World Bank
  20. CDC https: here




Scholarships and Bursaries

  • GRAID: A new IMU Program for Graduate Research Assistantships in developing countries. The program provides research assistantships to graduate – PhD and Master – students of emerging research groups working in a developing country listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU CDC Definition of Developing Countries. It provides modest support for emerging research groups, making it possible for them to fund their most talented students as graduate research assistants, thereby fostering the growth of a mathematics community, see GRAID
  • The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act,  click here
  • Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme for female applicants only for Masters and PhD programmes in Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  Closing date is 30th April 2018,
  • ALGANT Master Program 2018-2020. Applications are open from November 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018: details
  • Schlumberger Foundation  Faculty for the Future: details
  • WAAW Foundation annual scholarships: details
  • MasterCard Foundation scholarship for 2017/2018 at American University of Beirut: details
  • Pan African University offers PhD and Masters scholarships: More info
  • DAAD PhD and Masters scholarships, tenable in African universities: More info
  • DAAD doctoral scholarship, tenable in Germany – deadline for application is 31st  October each year, for details, see:
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship for Postgraduate International Students in UK. Each year, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funds Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. More information: here
  • African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) offers annual scholarships for a masters degree in Mathematical Sciences. AIMS has several centers. Among them are:
  1. AIMS South Africa
  2. AIMS Ghana
  3. AIMS Tanzania
  4. AIMS Senegal
  5. AIMS Cameroon
  6. AIMS Rwanda
  • International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)  offers postdocs and postgraduate diplomas, for more see
  • Eastern Africa Universities Mathematics Programme (EAUMP)  is a network of Mathematics Departments  within the Eastern Africa region. The member countries include:  Kenya,  Rwanda,  Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. EAUMP supports a few MSc and PhD students  who are already registered for a  Mathematics programme (MSc or PhD)   in the above named member countries. Details can be found either  here    

or under this link

  • Africa Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI) which can be accessed on offers  scholarships to Masters and PhD students and conference grants to both postgraduate students and staff.