The Special Development Fund aids IMU to fulfill the important obligation of helping developing countries within the framework of mathematical research. The means of the Fund, which go unreduced to mathematicians from developing countries, are used primarily for travel grants to young mathematicians, to make it possible for them to participate in International Congresses of Mathematicians. The Executive Committee of IMU elects an international committee to distribute the grants.
Means to the Special Development Fund come from donations. Donations can be sent, at any time and in any convertible currency, to the following accounts:
The following contributions have been received in the years 1991-1994:
1991 American Mathematical Society US $ 14.772,93 Royal Society US $ 8.780,27 London Math. Society US $ 1.730,10 1992 American Mathematical Society US $ 27.787,00 Wiskundig Gennotschap, Netherlands US $ 1.825,40 Royal Society US $ 8.377,21 Deutsche Math. Vereinigung US $ 6.406,74 1993 American Mathematical Society US $ 32.500,95 Wiskundig Gennotschap, Netherlands US $ 1.418,43 1994 American Mathematical Society US $ 30.550,06 Mathematical Society of Japan US $ 18.881,11 Royal Society US $ 4.477,00 Com. Nat. Frac. Math., France US $ 3.404,86 CNPq, Brazil US $ 6.944,44
On behalf of IMU, the Executive Committee of IMU expresses its deep gratitude for these donations.