Welcoming researchers from African countries - IHES

Welcoming researchers from African countries

As part of its visiting program, IHES reserves special funding to pay for traveling costs of researchers coming from the African continent. The aim is to make the opportunity of visiting IHES available to the largest number of researchers.

A visiting position at IHES is the perfect opportunity to start new collaborations and learn about new advancements in mathematics and theoretical physics – all of which are essential aspects of any researcher’s career. While less than 1% of the visiting researchers welcomed to IHES over the past 10 years have come from an African country, it is part of the Institute’s mission to make this opportunity available to the largest number of researchers.


With a desire to increase the number of visiting researchers from African countries, IHES has recently obtained a generous grant from the Simons Foundation that will be carried forward over ten years. This will allow to develop a longstanding relationship between IHES and various communities of mathematicians and physicists on the African continent, thus increasing the collaboration between countries and the program’s impact over the long term.


As all visiting researchers at IHES, they will be provided with

– a daily subsistence allowance
– free housing in the IHES residence
– free access to the Institute’s cafeteria for lunch Monday through Friday.

In top of these benefits, candidates based in an African country will also receive a reimbursement for traveling costs from their home country to France.


Candidates who are interested in spending a research visit at IHES should apply to the Institute’s general visiting program. All applications must be submitted online and should include the following documents: ­
– Duly completed registration form
– Curriculum-vitæ
– List of publications
– Short research project

Successful candidates will be selected by the IHES Scientific Council, which gathers twice a year, in June and in December.

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Next call for applications: Fall 2023

Contact: candidature@ihes.fr