Mentors needed to support maths teaching in African universities

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The London Mathematical Society (LMS) and the International Mathematical Union (IMU) in association with the African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI) are seeking applications for grants to support mathematics and its teaching in universities in Africa as part of its Mentoring African Research in Mathematics (MARM) project.

The project is designed to counter the mathematics ‘brain-drain’ to the developed world by building infrastructure and networking in mathematics in Africa. It offers postgraduate scholarships, visiting lectureships and conference support for the benefit of advanced students and young researchers in the mathematical sciences, helping to improve research and graduate education in the longer term.

The MARM programme supports mentoring relationships between mathematicians in countries with a strong mathematical infrastructure and their African colleagues and so far 13 mentoring relationships have been supported. It seeks mathematicians interested in being part of these mentoring collaborations.

Four mentoring partnerships are to be awarded, each for a duration of two years. A willingness to make at least one short visit to Africa and to host a short visit from Africa, as well as a commitment to a continuing mentoring responsibility, is expected.

For more information visit the LMS website. The deadline for the receipt of applications is Thursday 31 October 2013.



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