Mathematical Sciences Sponsorship Fund

The Elsevier Mathematical Sciences Sponsorship Fund has been started to support events and activities that benefit individuals and groups within the mathematical sciences.

We are now accepting applications to the 2019 fund. Find out more about the application requirements and guidelines here.


2018 winners

Iryna Fryz

Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National University, Vinnytsia,Ukraine

My name is Iryna Fryz. I am from Ukraine. Still while being a student at Vinnytsia Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky State Pedagogical University, I aspired to tie up my further activity with research work in Mathematics.

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Suvra Pal

University of Texas, Arlington, USA

Dr. Suvra Pal is currently an Assistant Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematics at University of Texas Arlington in USA.

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Sandra S. Ferreira

University of Beira Interior (UE), Portugal

My name is Sandra S. Ferreira and I am Professor at the University of Beira Interior (UE), Portugal.

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Ana Djurdjevac

Free University of Berlin, Germany

My name is Ana Djurdjevac and I come from Serbia where I finished my bachelor and master studies at the University of Belgrade, Serbia.

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Yuan Wang

Florida Atlantic University, USA

Yuan Wang received her Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from Rutgers University in 1990. Since then she has been with the Department of Mathematics at Florida Atlantic University, where she is currently a Professor.

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Cesar Ceballos

University of Vienna, Austria

Cesar Ceballos is a postdoctoral fellow at the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Vienna who specializes in algebraic combinatorics and discrete geometry.

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Radouane YAFIA

Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, Marocco

My name is Radouane YAFIA from Morocco. I am a full Professor at Ibn Zohr University, Agadir since December 2006. I have my PhD in Chouaib Doukkali University in my country under the supervision of the Prof. Hamad Alaoui Talibi.

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View the list of the 2017 winners


View the list of the 2016 winners


View the list of the 2015 winners


Application requirements and guidelines

The Elsevier Mathematical Sciences Sponsorship Fund supports events and activities that benefit individuals and groups within the mathematical sciences.

Proposals are welcome for single-year grants in amounts between US$500 and US$4,000.

This is an annual sponsorship, whereby an application needs to fall into at least one of three categories:

  • Young researchers - travel grants for conferences or workshops
  • Educational - educational activity aimed at promoting the mathematical sciences to young researchers, or educating the general public
  • Philanthropy - support for activities to advance mathematical sciences in developing nations

Submissions should be focused and well-defined, and address the following elements:

  • Objectives: Provide a description of the objectives and key activities of the program.
  • Goals and plan: A clear description of the program goals and implementation plan, including timeframe.
  • Budget: The total amount of the grant requested and justification for the requested amount, including a clear budget overview spreadsheet that indicates in as much detail as possible intended expenditures and other sources of funding, if any.
  • Organization and partnership: A description of the organization requesting the grant, confirmation of its status as a non-profit entity, and a listing of key officers and staff who will direct the implementation of the program. Description of key program partners, if any.
  • Impact: The significance of the program’s intended impact on the mathematical sciences research community or general public science, in that country or globally.

The sponsorship fund will not provide support for:

  • Conference Organizers (these will be dealt with separately and conference organizers should contact their Publishing contact about this)
  • Religious or political causes (including lobbying)
  • For-profit organizations
  • Purchase of computer equipment and mobile telephones

Incomplete proposals will not be reviewed and correspondence on decisions will not be entered into.

Application deadline 31 January 2019
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How to use the online application submission system

  • Log in to the submission system when you have prepared your application – enter your email address and the password you chose when you registered with the system.
  • You will be taken to a screen from which the submission process starts.  Please read the instructions on the screen carefully.
  • Submitting an application is a multi-step process. Each step asks several questions.  Some questions are marked “required” and you will not be able to complete the submission until these questions have been answered.
  • If you stop part way through the process, your submission will be held in temporary storage until you return later and complete all the questions.  When you log in again you can click on your incomplete application and resume submission.
  • You may wish to change your submission.  You can do this at any time up to the deadline (31st December).
  • When you reach the final step and press “Finish” you will be sent an email confirming that your application has been received.
  • If you have any queries about the submission process or you want to withdraw an application, please contact the MSSF administrator.