LMS-CMI Research Schools

The London Mathematical Society and Clay Mathematics Institute Research Schools provide training for young researchers in a core area of mathematics.

Students and post-docs can meet a number of leading experts in the topic as well as other young researchers working in related areas.

Due to generous support from the Clay Mathematics Institute and the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research, up to £31,000 is available per Research School.

The LMS, the CMI and the HIMR supported four Research Schools in 2014:

Further information about the Research Schools for 2015 and how to apply for places will be available later in  2014.

The main criteria for funding are the topicality and the mathematical significance of the course material, the general alignment with the mission of the LMS and the CMI, the likely demand for places both nationally and internationally, and the standing of the proposed lecturers in the international mathematical community.

Information for Potential Organisers

Those interested in organising a research school should read the notes for organisers (below)

The notes below are intended to provide a prospective organiser with an idea of what is expected from a Research School, guidance in preparing a proposal, and information about the practicalities of running a research school. We welcome proposals which have academic validity but vary from this template, either in style or number of attendees.

Notes for Organisers (PDF)

Proposals are considered by the Society's Research Meetings Committee and the Clay Institute's Scientific Advisory Board and sent to external referees for comment.

Proposals should be submitted at least a year in advance of the proposed event. Prospective organisers should send an outline proposal to Elizabeth Fisher (research.schools@lms.ac.uk) normally not less than 12 months before the proposed research school date.

Outline proposals should discuss:

• The general mathematical area of the proposed Research School and its importance.

• The aims of the Research School, its appropriateness to theLMS-CMI Research School programme and the likely level of demand for the research school.

• The names and affiliations of the lecturers, titles of their courses and brief syllabuses.

• The provision for tutorial support.

Outline proposals should be no more than two A4 sides in length.

Before submitting: Organisers are welcome to discuss informally their ideas with the Chair of the Research Meetings Committee (RMC.Chair@lms.ac.uk) .