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

There will be four research schools in 2017 run in partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute:

  • New Trends in Representation Theory - The Impact of Cluster Theory in Representation Theory, Leicester; 19-23 June 2017 
  • Microlocal Analysis and Applications, Cardiff; 26 June - 1 July 2017
  • Algebraic Topology of Manifolds, Oxford; 11-15 September 2017
  • Introduction to geometry, dynamics, and moduli in low dimensions, Warwick; 11-15 September 2017

Further details for the LMS-CMI Research Schools will appear later in 2016.

There will be a further LMS Research School in 2017:

  • Orthogonal Polynomials & Special Functions, Kent; 26 - 30 June.

Further details for the LMS Research School will appear later in 2016.

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.

LMS-CMI Call for Proposals for Research Schools in 2017 - has now closed

The London Mathematical Society, in partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute, invited proposals for Research Schools in 2017.  Up to £31,000 is available per Research School which provides training for young researchers in a core area of mathematics. The new series of courses builds on the short courses, previously supported by the Society and EPSRC, and aims at the highest international standing by allowing for support of both international lecturers and participants.

The Call for Proposals for Research Schools in 2017 has now closed.  

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 the LMS-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) .