Celebrating New Appointments - Scheme 1

To provide partial support for meetings held in the United Kingdom to celebrate the new appointment of a lecturer at a UK university.

The applicant should be a new lecturer in mathematics, based in the UK. Non LMS members will need to ask an LMS member to support the application. The meeting must be held in the UK. Where appropriate, joint meetings may also be supported.


  • The inaugural meeting must take place within two years of the start date of the new appointment.
  • It is expected that this would be a one-day meeting consisting of three talks, given by the new lecturer and two other mathematicians in the same research area, preferably from the UK.
  • A small reception and dinner to be held after the meeting. It is hoped that the applicant’s department would subsidise the reception.
  • The purposes of the meeting would be:
    • To celebrate the new appointment
    • To strengthen the research network in which the new lecturer naturally sits, and
    • To provide an opportunity for research students and other mathematicians to spend a day focusing on the research area.
  • The Society expects that the meetings which it supports will be open to all, and will only support a closed meeting if an exceptional case is made.

NB The Society is reluctant to award grants to meetings which clash with other significant mathematical meetings in Britain such as the British Mathematical Colloquium or the British Applied Mathematics Colloquium.

Value of award:
The maximum award is normally £600 towards actual expenses for:

  • Visiting lecturers (travel, accommodation and subsistence)
  • Visiting research students (travel, accommodation and subsistence
  • The dinner

Deadlines and decision timetable:
Applications should be submitted well in advance of the date of the conference.

Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date of Conference
15 September October February to May
22 January February / March  June to September
15 May June October to January
  • Please note that applications will not be considered between mid-June and mid-October
  • Grants will not be made retrospectively.

Queries regarding applications can be addressed to the Grants Administrator or the Programme Secretary who will be pleased to discuss proposals informally with potential applicants and give advice on the submission of an application.

Grant Administrator: Anthony Byrne (020 7 927 0807).  Email: grants@lms.ac.uk 

Programme Secretary: 

Application Form: