Conference Grants - Scheme 1

Objectives: To provide partial support for conferences held in the United Kingdom. 

Eligibility:  The applicant should be one of the conference organisers, who should be a mathematician based in the UK.  Non LMS members will need to ask an LMS member to support the application.  The conference must be held in the UK.


  • 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.
  • The Committee will support only mathematical meetings or the mathematical component of wider meetings, and here the word mathematical excludes mathematics education.

Value of award:  The maximum award is £7,000 towards actual travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses for:

  • Principal speakers (up to £4,000)
  • UK-based Research students (up to £2,000)
  • Participants from Scheme 5 or former Soviet Union countries (up to £1,000).

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


February to May

22 January

February / March

June to September

15 May


October to January

  • Please note that applications will not be considered between mid-June and mid-October.
  • Grants will not be made retrospectively.
  • The Society is reluctant to award grants to conferences which clash with other significant mathematical meetings in Britain such as the British Mathematical Colloquium or the British Applied Mathematics Colloquium. 

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 7927 0807).  Email: 

Programme Secretary:  

Application Form: