From Breakthrough Prizes to Breakout Graduate Fellowships: ‘Mathematics Is a Community'.
On February 11, 2019, the International Mathematical Union (IMU) issued a new call for the Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program of the IMU Commission for Developing Countries (CDC). What are Breakout Graduate Fellowships? What is the IMU Commission for Developing Countries? Why does the IMU support these initiatives? In the mathematical community, the IMU is typically known for organizing quadrennial International Congresses and awarding the Fields Medal [1, p. 8]. But the IMU is much bigger than those two initiatives. This article aims to call attention to the work of the IMU to advance mathematics in developing countries, especially through their new initiative, the Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program.
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