LMS Research Schools

The London Mathematical Society Research Schools provide training for research students in all comtemporary areas 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.
The LMS Research Schools support participation of research students from both the UK and abroad. The lecturers are expected to be international leaders in their field.  The LMS Research Schools are often partially funded by the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research.  

There were three research schools in 2019:

1. PDEs in Mathematical Biology - Modelling and Analysis, ICMS, Edinburgh, 29 April - 3 May 2019. Applications are now closed.

2. Random Structures: From the Discrete to the Continuous, Bath 1-5 July 2019. Applications are now closed.

3. Mathematics of Climate, Reading, 8-12 July 2019. Applications are now closed.

Call for Proposals for LMS Research Schools in 2020 - now closed.
The Call for Proposals for LMS Research Schools in 2020 is now closed. The Call for Proposals for Research Schools in 2021 will open later in 2019. Grants of up to £15,000 is available for a LMS Research School which provides training for research students in all contemporary areas of mathematics.
Information for Applicants
How to Apply: 
Proposals should be no more than four sides of A4 and include:
  • The mathematical case for the Research School (not more than one page):
    • The aims of the Research School, its appropriateness to the LMS Research School programme and the likely level of demand for the Research School both nationally and internationally. 
    • An outline of the program, including dates (or potential dates), brief descriptions of the syllabus for each lecture course together with a description of the tutorial arrangements and any other academic support.
    • The names and short CVs (not more than one paragraph each) of the proposed lecturers, tutorial assistants and organisers. Where a proposed lecturers’ participation is not yet confirmed, reserves should also be listed. Organisers should highlight their experience in organising similar events. Note that tutorial assistants must have the right to work in the UK and right to work checks will have to be performed by your institution. This is the case even if the tutorial assistants will be unpaid.
    • Careful consideration should be given to the gender balance. Preference may be given to Research Schools where there is a gender balance among the proposed lecturers, tutorial assistants and organisers.
  • Details of the administrative arrangements, including arrangements for dealing with visa and work-permit issues.
  • A brief description of the proposed location and accommodation for speakers and participants.
  • A draft budget, showing expected costs and proposed sources of funding (including charges made to participants). It is expected that the budget will include provision for need-based financial aid for research students to contribute towards their travel expenses and/or registration fee. The draft budget should include any travel, accommodation and subsistence for lecturers, accommodation and subsistence for participants and cost of social event (not more than one page).
Further details about the Research School can be found in the Notes for Applicants
Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their ideas for Research Schools with the Chair of the Early Career Research Committee, Professor Chris Parker (research.schools@lms.ac.uk).
Proposals should be submitted to Ben Lloyd (research.schools@lms.ac.uk).
Clay Mathematics Institute Enhancement and Partnership Program
To extend the international reach of the Research School, prospective organisers may also wish to consider applying to the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) for additional funding under the CMI’s Enhancement and Partnership Program. Further information about this program can be found here. Prospective organisers are advised to discuss applications to this program as early as possible by contacting the CMI President, Nick Woodhouse (president@claymath.org