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 counter-sign their application.  The conference must be held in the UK. This scheme cannot be used to provide additional funding for conferences that are part of an INI or ICMS programme, as these are already partially funded by the London Mathematical Society.


  • 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 Society will support only mathematical meetings or the mathematical component of wider meetings, and here the word mathematical excludes mathematics education.
  • The Society expects that both male and female speakers will be invited. Failure to comply with this policy is a common cause of rejection.

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 countries (up to £1,000). Applicants unsure if the proposed country is eligible under a Scheme 5 grant should contact the Grants team.
  • In addition, the Society allows the use of the grant award to cover Caring Costs for those attendees who have dependents.

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 the UK such as the British Mathematical Colloquium or the British Applied Mathematics Colloquium. 

Queries regarding applications can be addressed to the Grants Administrator or the Chair of the Research Grants Committee (RGC) 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:

Chair of the Research Grants Committee (RGC): Dr Francis Clarke

Application Form: