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  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 
  • Undergraduate Summer School Expressions of Interest
 22 February   June
  • LMS Prospects in Mathematics Meeting Expressions of Interest 
 1 March  June
  • Postgraduate Conference Grants (Scheme 8), 
  • Celebrating New Appointments (Scheme 9) 
  • Early Career Travel Grants 
15 October  November
  • Cecil King Travel Scholarships
 15 November  January



Chris Parker (Chair; Birmingham), Shabnam Beheshti (QMUL), Elaine Crooks (Swansea), Jelena Grbic (Southampton), Henri Johnston (Exeter), Ana Lecuona (Glasgow), Rachel Newton (KCL), Mariya Ptashnyk (Herriot-Watt), Sandipan Roy (Bath), Ian Short (Open University). 

Dates of Meetings

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