This page contains some useful links for funding and opportunities. To add to the list, send and email to < asesma.news at gmail dot com > or post a comment.

Deep Learning IndabaX

Deep Learning IndabaX - a conference aimed at promoting deep learning in Africa takes place on 6 April from 09h00 to 21h00 at the University of Cape Town.

The IndabaX is an event running concurrently in 12 African countries during the first week of April that is modeled after the highly successful Deep Learning Indaba that ran in Johannesburg last year with speakers from Google Brain, Deep Mind, and Facebook AI Research.

The inaugural DL Indaba in 2017 had incredible support from academia, industry, and the government. The DL IndabaX is already shaping up to be the same with strong support from University of Cape Town, University of Western Cape, Stellenbosch University, African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), and Alphabet DeepMind and a number of local sponsors who have already committed their support.

For further information and application, please visit the website https://indabax.github.io


DAAD PhD Scholarships 2017

Scholarships for a PhD programme in Mathematical Sciences.

DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service, in association with AIMS, provides five in-region scholarships for a PhD programme in Mathematical Sciences. These scholarship are available to students wishing to commence a PhD programme at a South African University. Research fields considered include (mathematical sciences, statistics, computational and applied maths, physics, cosmology and astronomy, computer science, bio-informatics).

Funds awarded by the scholarship must be used towards covering the costs of tuition fees, living expenses, medical insurance, books, stationery, research literature expenses, study permit and research.


African nationals from Sub Saharan countries (excluding South African nationals), and not older than 36 years of age on the date of nomination may apply. Women are particularly encouraged to submit an application.

For more information and online applications, please visit the AIMS website

The International Center for Materials Research (ICMR) is based at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). It organizes and funds a number of workshops and research visits for material science topics. The Center has a special interest in promoting science in emerging regions of the world and is one of the supporters of ASESMA 2010. Check out the following links for current opportunites.

Upcoming programs at UCSB and around the globe.

International visitors to collaborate with researchers at UCSB.

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