Special Grants and Prizes

150TH Anniversary Prizes

To mark the 150th Anniversary, the Society will award two additional prizes in 2015 and members are encouraged to make nominations. Firstly, the Society will award a Hirst Prize and Lectureship for the History of Mathematics. This will be for contributions to the study of the history of mathematics. The prize will be awarded in recognition of original and innovative work in the history of mathematics. Secondly, the Society will award a Prize for the Communication of Mathematics for excellence in communication of mathematical ideas. The communication of ideas may be in any medium and the audiences involved may be of any age-group.

In addition it is expected that Council will recommend the election of a larger than normal number of Honorary Members in 2015. Members are encouraged to suggest eminent mathematicians, based overseas, who may be candidates for honorary membership.


150th Anniversary Grants

The Society has put in place a number of special grants in recognition of the 150th Anniversary including:

£200,000 for Postdoctoral Mobility Grants (14 grants have  been awarded in the first round), 

the introduction of Undergraduate Summer Schools – the first of which will be held from 20 – 31 July 2015 at Loughborough University

the introduction of Continuing Professional Development Grants for mathematics teachers.