Graduate Research Assistantships in Developing Countries (GRAID)
In the past several years, some graduate assistantships for talented and passionate students have been funded, on an informal basis, by several mathematicians from developed countries who had a sustained contact with an emerging group of mathematical researchers in one or several of the least developed nations.
The Graduate Research Assistantships in Developing Countries program (GRAID) seeks to put this type of arrangement on a more established footing, with the goal of sustaining it in the longer run, and, possibly, of extending it. The groups funded will consist of a partnership of a Principal Investigator (or PI), a research-active, dynamic mathematician in a less developed country and a Partner, a respected mathematician in a developed country, who is in sustained contact with the PI and his group.
The Principal Investigator will complete and submit the coversheet and application. If an application is accepted by the GRAID Committee, then the PI and the Partner are jointly responsible to provide to the Committee with basic information and CV for each student to be funded, as well as the student's bank account information. No funds can be released to the student's bank account without this required information.