LMS Grant Schemes Guidance Notes

Grant Scheme 1 Grant Scheme 2 Grant Scheme 3 Grant Scheme 4
Grant Scheme 5 Grant Scheme 7 Grant Scheme 8 Grant Scheme 9

 

Grant Scheme 1

General Guidelines:

  • The Society will support only mathematical activities or the mathematical component of wider activities, and here the word “mathematical” excludes mathematics education.
  • The Society does not like to receive sequential applications for grants to support the same or closely related events, and will not allow its limits for individual schemes to be exceeded by artificially sub-dividing an application into a number of separate requests under different headings.
  • In the case of satellite conferences, organisers of the main meeting are asked to give brief details of any planned satellites as part of their application for a conference grant. Applications for support for satellite meetings should make clear the financial and organisational connection with the main meeting. This is particularly important
  • in cases where the expenses of speakers could be shared between the two meetings. Special arrangements apply to the BMC and its satellites.
  • Applicants must comply with the Society’s policy on Women in Mathematics - please note that the Society considers a lack of uninvited women speakers to be a very real problem, and a failure to include women speakers are grounds for refusal for funding.
  • Additionally, please note the Society's advice on diversity at conferences/workshops/seminars.
  • Applicants should bear in mind that funding from the Society to support Scheme 1 grants is intended only to be partial.
  • Reasonable registration fees of between £10 and £20 per day should be charged. Organisers are encouraged to waive registration fees for participants who are retired or on a career break.
  • Academic and financial reports will be required after the visit.

Assessment Checklist:
Applicants may like to note the following checklist used by the Society when assessing applications:

  • Mathematical quality of the project.
  • Well-argued proposal, with a clear statement of the mathematical component in the case of a wider project.
  • Well thought out and cost-effective budget, with the request restricted to allowable costs, and an appropriate and clearly identified balance of funding from other sources and the registration fee.
  • The difference made by the Society’s grant to the viability and success of the project.
  • Likely beneficiaries, in particular research students and participants from Scheme 5 countries.
  • Limitation on the number of grants awarded to any individual or department.
  • Sufficient time available for publicity of the event.
  • Receipt of satisfactory reports on previous grants.

Completing the Form:

  • Applications should be submitted via the Society's online application form. 
  • Applications should be self-contained; please do not append substantial documents that contain irrelevant detail or refer to websites for key information.
  • If the applicant is not a member of the Society then the application must be supported by a LMS member.

Academic Case:

  • The academic justification for a Scheme 1 grant should focus on the benefit to UK mathematics that the proposed conference would bring.

Expenditure:

  • The maximum award shown on the website is the upper limit, not the standard award. Grants are made to meet actual expenditure on items in the application.
  • Visa costs are regarded as part of normal travel expenses.
  • The grant is not intended to cover the cost of secretarial help or publicity.
  • The grant may not be used to cover room hire but requests for grants to cover room hire at De Morgan House will be considered, where special circumstances can be shown.
  • The grant cannot be used to cover registration fees.
  • Any surplus grant must be returned to the Society as soon as possible and may not be used for other purposes.

Application Checklist:
• Applications should be submitted via the Society's online application form. 
• Attach Academic Case.
• If the applicant is not a member of the Society then the application must be supported by a LMS member.

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Grant Scheme 2

General Guidelines:
• The Committee will support only mathematical activities or the mathematical component of wider activities, and here the word mathematical excludes mathematics education.
• The Society does not like to receive sequential applications for grants to support the same or closely related events, and will not allow its limits for individual schemes to be exceeded by artificially sub-dividing an application into a number of separate requests under different headings.
• Academic and financial reports will be required after the visit.

Assessment Checklist:
Applicants may like to note the following checklist used by the Committee when assessing applications:
• Mathematical quality of the project.
• Well argued proposal, with a clear statement of the mathematical component in the case of a wider project.
• Well thought out and cost-effective budget, with the request restricted to allowable costs, and an appropriate and clearly identified balance of funding from other sources.
• Likely beneficiaries.
• Limitation on the number of grants awarded to any individual or department.
• Sufficient time available for publicity of the event.
• Receipt of satisfactory reports on previous grants.

Completing the Form:
• Applications should be submitted via the Society's online application form. 
• Applications should be self-contained; please do not append substantial documents that contain irrelevant detail or refer to websites for key information.
• CV’s should be no more than two sides of A4, which should include a list of selected recent papers.
• If the applicant is not a member of the Society then the application must be supported by a LMS member.

Academic Case:
• The academic justification for a Scheme 2 grant should focus on the benefit to UK mathematics that the proposed visit would bring.
• Any lecture dates falling outside university terms will need a strong case; the Society expects the attendance to be at least comparable to a normal departmental seminar.
• It should not be assumed that the distinction of the visitor renders further justification unnecessary.

Expenditure:
• The maximum award shown on the website is the upper limit, not the standard award.  Grants are made to meet actual expenditure on items in the application.
• Applicants are expected to make economical travel arrangements where possible.
• Reasonable visa costs are regarded as part of normal travel expenses.
• Any surplus grant must be returned to the Society as soon as possible and may not be used for other purposes.

Application Checklist:
• Applications should be submitted via the Society's online application form. 
• Attach Visitor's CV
• If the applicant is not a member of the Society then the application must be supported by a LMS member.

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Grant Scheme 3

General Guidelines:

  • The Committee will support only mathematical activities or the mathematical component of wider activities, and here the word mathematical excludes mathematics education.
  • The Society does not like to receive sequential applications for grants to support the same or closely related events, and will not allow its limits for individual schemes to be exceeded by artificially sub-dividing an application into a number of separate requests under different headings.
  • Applicants must comply with the Society’s policy on Women in Mathematics and expectations of those seeking grants.
  • Additionally, please note the Society's advice on diversity at conferences/workshops/seminars.
  • Academic and financial reports of the activities will be required.

Assessment Checklist:
Applicants may like to note the following checklist used by the Committee when assessing applications:

  • Mathematical quality of the project.
  • Well argued proposal, with a clear statement of the mathematical component in the case of a wider project.
  • Well thought out and cost-effective budget, with the request restricted to allowable costs, and an appropriate and clearly identified balance of funding from other sources and the registration fee.
  • The difference made by the Society’s grant to the viability and success of the project.
  • Likely beneficiaries.
  • Compliance with the Society’s policy on Women in Mathematics and expectations of those seeking grants.
  • Limitation on the number of grants awarded to any individual or department.
  • Sufficient time available for publicity of the event.
  • Receipt of satisfactory reports on previous grants.

Completing the Form:

  • Applications should be submitted via the Society's online application form. 
  • Applications should be self-contained; please do not append substantial documents that contain irrelevant detail or refer to websites for key information.
  • The form must be endorsed by two supporters through confirmation (in the form of emails) must be provided by the supporters that they have seen the application and agree to participate.
  • If the applicant is not a member of the Society then the application must be supported by a LMS member.

Academic Case:

  • The academic justification for a Scheme 3 grant should focus on the benefit to UK mathematics that the proposed research meetings would bring.

Expenditure:

  • The maximum award shown on the website is the upper limit, not the standard award.
  • No strict criteria will be laid down as to the use of the money but the Society reserves the right to judge whether the activities proposed in an application are appropriate for a grant.
  • Any surplus grant must be returned to the Society as soon as possible and may not be used for other purposes.

Application Checklist:

  • Applications should be submitted online using the grant application form here.
  • If the applicant is not an LMS member, the application must have the support of a current LMS member. 
  • Names of two supporters should be included on the application form that the Society can receive emails of support from them.
  • Financial and Academic Report for previous year attached, if applicable.

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Grant Scheme 4 - Financial Support for Research in Pairs

General Guidelines:

• The Committee will support only mathematical activities or the mathematical component of wider activities, and here the word mathematical excludes mathematics education.
• The Society does not like to receive sequential applications for grants to support the same or closely related events, and will not allow its limits for individual schemes to be exceeded by artificially sub-dividing an application into a number of separate requests under different headings.
• Academic and financial reports will be required after the visit.

Assessment Checklist:
Applicants may like to note the following checklist used by the Committee when assessing applications:
• Mathematical quality of the project.
• Well argued proposal, with a clear statement of the mathematical component in the case of a wider project.
• Well thought out and cost-effective budget, with the request restricted to allowable costs, and an appropriate and clearly identified balance of funding from other sources.
• Likely beneficiaries.
• Limitation on the number of grants awarded to any individual or department.
• Sufficient time available for publicity of the event.
• Receipt of satisfactory reports on previous grants.

Completing the Form:

• Applications should be submitted via the Society's online application form. 
• Applications should be self-contained; please do not append substantial documents that contain irrelevant detail or refer to websites for key information.
• Each CV should not exceed one side of A4 and should include a list of selected recent papers.
• If the applicant is not a member of the Society then the application must be supported by a LMS member.
 

Academic Case:
• The academic justification for a Scheme 4 grant should focus on the benefit to the collaborative research that the proposed visit would bring.
• It should not be assumed that the distinction of the visitor renders further justification unnecessary.

Expenditure:
• The maximum award shown on the website is the upper limit, not the standard award.  Grants are made to meet actual expenditure on items in the application.
• Applicants are expected to make economical travel arrangements where possible.
• Reasonable visa costs are regarded as part of normal travel expenses.
• Any surplus grant must be returned to the Society as soon as possible and may not be used for other purposes.

Application Checklist:
•Applications should be submitted via the Society's online application form. 
• Attach CVs – for both the applicant and the collaborator.

• If the applicant is not a member of the Society then the application must be supported by a LMS member.

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Grant Scheme 5 - Financial Support for International Short Visits

General Guidelines:

• The Committee will support only mathematical activities or the mathematical component of wider activities, and here the word mathematical excludes mathematics education.
• The Society does not like to receive sequential applications for grants to support the same or closely related events, and will not allow its limits for individual schemes to be exceeded by artificially sub-dividing an application into a number of separate requests under different headings.
• Academic and financial reports will be required after the visit.

Assessment Checklist:
Applicants may like to note the following checklist used by the Committee when assessing applications:
• Mathematical quality of the project.
• Well argued proposal, with a clear statement of the mathematical component in the case of a wider project.
• Well thought out and cost-effective budget, with the request restricted to allowable costs, and an appropriate and clearly identified balance of funding from other sources.
• Likely beneficiaries.
• Limitation on the number of grants awarded to any individual or department.
• Sufficient time available for publicity of the event.
• Receipt of satisfactory reports on previous grants.

Completing the Form:

• Applications should be submitted via the Society's online application form. 
• Applications should be self-contained; please do not append substantial documents that contain irrelevant detail or refer to websites for key information.
• CVs should not exceed two sides of A4 and should include a list of selected recent papers.
• If the applicant is not a member of the Society then the application must be supported by a LMS member.

Academic Case:
• The academic justification for a Scheme 5 grant should focus on the benefit to the Scheme 5 country (ie country in Africa or a country in which mathematics is in a similar position) that the proposed visit would bring.
• It should not be assumed that the distinction of the visitor renders further justification unnecessary.

Expenditure:
• The maximum award shown on the website is the upper limit, not the standard award.  Grants are made to meet actual expenditure on items in the application.
• Applicants are expected to make economical travel arrangements where possible.
• Reasonable visa costs are regarded as part of normal travel expenses.
• Any surplus grant must be returned to the Society as soon as possible and may not be used for other purposes.

Application Checklist:
•Applications should be submitted via the Society's online application form. 
• Attach CV(s). 

• If the applicant is not a member of the Society then the application must be supported by a LMS member.

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Grant Scheme 7 - Computer Science Small Grants

Eligibility:

  • Any application for a grant under this scheme must be made by a mathematician based in the UK.
  • Mathematicians who are not themselves members of the LMS must arrange for an LMS member to support the application.

General rules of the scheme:

  • The scheme is intended to support specific projects with named collaborators and not, for example, to contribute to the cost of a sabbatical visit.
  • The scheme is intended to fund visits to institutions, not attendance at conferences.
  • Applicants are responsible for making all the arrangements for the visit.
  • At most one grant will be made per collaboration in any financial year (August - July).  Although the scheme does not preclude repeat funding, preference will normally be given to awards that enable new collaborations; applications for repeat funding of a collaboration funded in the past by Scheme 7 must make a clear case for the added value of this further support.
  • Academic and financial reports will be required after the visit.

Value of award:

The maximum award is £1,000.  Up to an additional £200 may be claimed over £1,000 to cover childcare costs which are additional to normal childcare costs. The supplement can be used to cover costs such as nursery fees or possibly travel costs for children if this is felt to be appropriate. Note: depending on the type and number of applications received in a particular round, applications may not always be funded to the maximum amount requested.

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

• The Society does not like to receive sequential applications for grants to support the same or closely related events, and will not allow its limits for individual schemes to be exceeded by artificially sub-dividing an application into a number of separate requests under different headings.

Applicants must comply with the Society’s policy on Women in Mathematics and expectations of those seeking grants.

Additionally, please note the Society's advice on diversity at conferences/workshops/seminars.

• Reasonable registration fees of between £10 and £20 per day should be charged.

• Academic and financial reports will be required after the visit.

Completing the Form:
• Applications should be submitted via the Society's online application form. 
• Applications should be self-contained; please do not append substantial documents that contain irrelevant detail or refer to websites for key information.
• The application should include the name, institution and area of expertise of the speakers for whom funding is requested.
• If the applicant is not a member of the Society then the application must be supported by a LMS member.

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Grant Scheme 8 - Financial Support for Postgraduate Research Conferences held in the UK

General Guidelines:

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

• The Society does not like to receive sequential applications for grants to support the same or closely related events, and will not allow its limits for individual schemes to be exceeded by artificially sub-dividing an application into a number of separate requests under different headings.

Applicants must comply with the Society’s policy on Women in Mathematics and expectations of those seeking grants.

Additionally, please note the Society's advice on diversity at conferences/workshops/seminars.

• Reasonable registration fees of between £10 and £20 per day should be charged.

• Academic and financial reports will be required after the visit.

Assessment Checklist:
Applicants may like to note the following checklist used by the Committee when assessing applications:
• Mathematical quality of the project.
• Well argued proposal, with a clear statement of the mathematical component in the case of a wider project.
• Well thought out and cost-effective budget, with the request restricted to allowable costs, and an appropriate and clearly identified balance of funding from other sources and the registration fee.
• The difference made by the Society’s grant to the viability and success of the project.
• Likely beneficiaries.
• Sufficient time available for publicity of the event.
• Receipt of satisfactory reports on previous grants.

Completing the Form:
• Applications should be submitted via the Society's online application form. 
• Applications should be self-contained; please do not append substantial documents that contain irrelevant detail or refer to websites for key information.
• The application should include the name, institution and area of expertise of the speakers for whom funding is requested.
• If the applicant is not a member of the Society then the application must be supported by a LMS member.

Academic Case:
• The academic justification for a Scheme 8 grant should focus on the benefit to UK mathematics that the proposed conference would bring.

Expenditure:
• The maximum award shown on the website is the upper limit, not the standard award.  Grants are made to meet actual expenditure on items in the application.
• The grant is not intended to cover the cost of secretarial help or publicity.
• The grant may not be used to cover room hire but requests for grants to cover room hire at De Morgan House will be considered, where special circumstances can be shown.
• The grant cannot be used to cover registration fees
• Any surplus grant must be returned to the Society as soon as possible and may not be used for other purposes.

Application Checklist:
• Applications should be submitted via the Society's online application form. 
• If the applicant is not a member of the Society then the application must be supported by a LMS member.

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Grant Scheme 9 - Celebrating New Appointments

General Guidelines:

• It is expected that the new appointment will be one of the speakers.

• It is expected 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.

• The inaugural meeting must take place within two years of the start date of the new appointment (time spent on parental leave will be taken into account, and will not count against the two year limit).

• The Society will support joint meetings involving more than one new appointment, where appropriate.

• The Society will support only mathematical activities or the mathematical component of wider activities, and here the word “mathematical” excludes mathematics education.

Applicants must comply with the Society’s policy on Women in Mathematics - please note that the Society considers a lack of uninvited women speakers to be a very real problem, and a failure to include women speakers are grounds for refusal for funding.

Additionally, please note the Society's advice on diversity at conferences/workshops/seminars.

• Academic and financial reports will be required after the visit.

Assessment Checklist:
Applicants may like to note the following checklist used by the Society when assessing applications:
• Mathematical quality of the project.
• Well-argued proposal.
• Well thought out and cost-effective budget, with the request restricted to allowable costs, and an appropriate and clearly identified balance of funding from other sources (if applicable).
• Likely beneficiaries, in particular research students and participants from Scheme 5 countries.
• Sufficient time available for publicity of the event.
• Receipt of satisfactory reports on previous grants.

Completing the Form:
• Applications should be submitted via the Society's online application form. 

• Applications should be self-contained; please do not append substantial documents that contain irrelevant detail or refer to websites for key information.

• If the applicant is not a member of the Society then the application must be supported by a LMS member.

Academic Case:

• The academic justification for a Scheme 9 grant should focus on the benefit to the new appointment, and the opportunity presented to research students and other mathematicians to focus on the research area.

Expenditure:
• The maximum award shown on the website is the upper limit, not the standard award.  Grants are made to meet actual expenditure on items in the application.
• Visa costs are regarded as part of normal travel expenses.
• The grant is not intended to cover the cost of secretarial help or publicity.
• The grant may not be used to cover room hire but requests for grants to cover room hire at De Morgan House will be considered, where special circumstances can be shown.
• Any surplus grant must be returned to the Society as soon as possible and may not be used for other purposes after the event.

Application Checklist:
• Applications should be submitted via the Society's online application form. 
• Attach Academic Case.
• If the applicant is not a member of the Society then the application must be supported by a LMS member.

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