Early Career Research Committee

The Committee is responsible for awarding grants to early career researchers and and providing financial support for events aimed at early career researchers .  In particular, the Committee is responsible for disbursing grants for the support of scientific meetings for early career researchers, under such general terms and conditions as Council shall approve and disbursing grants for the support of visits by early career mathematicians to institutions other than their own under such schemes as Council shall approve.

Terms of Reference

The Committee's full terms of reference are available here.

Poster of the Committee's activities. 

An infographic of the Committee's grants & activities is available here.


The Committee assesses applications for grants to support Celebrating New AppointmentsEarly Career FellowshipsCecil King Travel ScholarshipPostgraduate ConferencesLMS Research SchoolsLMS Research Schools on Knowledge ExchangeLMS Prospects in Mathematics MeetingUndergraduate Research BursariesLMS Undergraduate Summer School and Travel Grants for Young Researchers

Annual application deadlines

 Grant Scheme(s)  Deadline date   Decision Date
  • Early Career Fellowships
 14 January  February/March 
  • Undergraduate Research Bursaries
 1 February  April/May
  • Postgraduate Conference Grants (Scheme 8), 
  • Celebrating New Appointments (Scheme 9) 
  • Early Career Travel Grants 
 22 February  March
  • LMS Research Schools proposals
  • LMS Research Schools on Knowledge Exchange proposals 
 22 February   June
  • Undergraduate Summer School Expressions of Interest
  • LMS Prospects in Mathematics Meeting Expressions of Interest 
 1 March  June
  • Cecil King Travel Scholarships
 31 March   May
  • Postgraduate Conference Grants (Scheme 8), 
  • Celebrating New Appointments (Scheme 9) 
  • Early Career Travel Grants 
15 October  November



Chris Parker (Chair), Jelena Grbic (Southampton), Henri Johnston (Exeter), Diane Maclagan (Warwick), Rachel Newton (Reading), Mariya Ptashnyk (Herriot-Watt), Sandipan Roy (Bath), Ian Short (Open University), Anitha Thillaisundaram (Lincoln), Sarah Whitehouse (Sheffield), 

Dates of Meetings

The Committee meets three times a year: March, June and November.