LMS Research Schools

The London Mathematical Society 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.
 
Up to £20,000 is available per Research School which provides training for young researchers in a core area of mathematics. The series of research schools aims at the highest international standing by allowing for support of both international lecturers and participants.  The Research Schools are also supported by the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research.
 
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, the likely demand for places both nationally and internationally, and the standing of the proposed lecturers in the international mathematical community.
 
Call for Proposals for Research Schools in 2018.
 
The London Mathematical Society invites proposals for Research Schools in 2018.  Up to £20,000 is available per Research School which provides training for young researchers in a core area of mathematics.  There is also the possibility of a partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) and additional fundng to make the Research Schools a more international event in terms of speakers and participants.  Further details about the CMI Graduate Summer School program can be found here: http://www.claymath.org/programs-enhancement/graduate-summer-schools 
 
Information for Potential Organisers
 
Those interested in organising a research school should read the notes for organisers (below), which 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.
 
 
Proposals are considered by the Society's Research Meetings Committee and sent to external referees for comment. Prospective organisers should send an outline proposal to Elizabeth Fisher (research.schools@lms.ac.uk) by 31 January 2017.
 
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 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.
 
If you also wish to be considered for a partnership with the CMI and additional funding, please address the following points:
 
- The mathematical case for the summer school (not more than one page) 
- The names and short CVs (not more than one paragraph each) of the proposed lecturers. Where participation is not yet confirmed, reserves should also be listed
- An outline of the program, including brief descriptions of the content of the lectures together with a description of the tutorial arrangements and any other academic support
- Short CVs of the proposed organisers (not more than one paragraph each), including examples of other events they have run
- Details of the administrative arrangements, including arrangements for dealing with any relevant visa or work-permit issues
- A brief description of the proposed location and accommodation
- A draft budget, showing all costs and all proposed sources of funding (including charges made to participants). It is expected that the budget will include provision for need-based financial aid.
 
Further details about the CMI Graduate Summer School program can be found here: http://www.claymath.org/programs-enhancement/graduate-summer-schools 
 
Before submitting: Organisers are welcome to discuss informally their ideas with the Chair of the Research Meetings Committee, Chris Parker (RMC.Chair@lms.ac.uk) .