150th Anniversary Postdoctoral Mobility Grants (2016-17 awards)

THE 2016-17 ROUND IS NOW CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS.

The London Mathematical Society will award grants of up to £7,200 plus a travel allowance to mathematicians of excellent promise.  The purpose of the grants is to support a period of study and research in mathematics between three and six months in the academic year 2016-17 at one or more institutions other than the holder's home institution (the holder's home institution may be included for applicants with circumstances that make moving impractical, please see the guidelines below).  They are intended to support promising researchers during the transitional period between having submitted their thesis and the start of their first post-doctoral employment.

The value of the grant will be calculated at £1,200 per month plus a travel allowance.

These grants have been established by the LMS to mark its 150th Anniversary.

(150th Anniversary Postdoctoral Mobility Grants Poster)

 

Guidelines

 

  • At the time of the closing date applicants must be UK residents.
  • Successful candidates must have submitted their thesis within twelve months before the start of their grant period.
  • Grant holders are allowed to teach up to three hours a week.  Otherwise they are expected to spend their working time on study and research.
  • Grants will be awarded for a period of between 3 and 6 months.
  • Applicants with circumstances that make moving impractical (for example childcare responsibilities) may opt to remain living at home while making shorter visits to other institutions across the three to six month period. Applicants should indicate, in brief, the nature of their circumstances within their covering letter.
  • The value of the grant will be calculated at £1,200 per month plus a travel allowance.
  • As a guide, applicants should calculate the travel allowance in their application as follows:

- £200 basic allowance

- Additional £200 for visits to UK institutions 

- Additional £400 for visits to European institutions

- Additional £600 for visits to institutions in the rest of the world

  • The travel allowance is primarily awarded to cover the cost of the applicant travelling to the institution for the visit and returning home after the visit.  Remaining travel allowance awarded may also be used to support visa costs and travel costs of attending conferences or meetings during the visit that are relevant to the grantholder’s research.
  • The Committee reserves the right to take all final decisions on the amount of travel allowance awarded.
  • Grants in this call will be awarded for the academic year 2016-17 (the earliest start for visits is 1 September 2016).
  • Candidates should read the Conditions of Award (below) prior to submitting an application.

 

How to apply

Candidates are asked to provide with their application:

  • a completed application form;
  • a cover letter;
  • a CV, including a list of publications (maximal two A4 pages);
  • a research proposal including a rationale for the choice of institution(s) to be visited (maximal three A4 pages);
  • at least two letters of reference, which should be emailed by referees directly to the LMS (to the email address below) by the closing date;
  • and letter(s) of support from the host(s) at the institution(s) where the proposed visit will take place; it is expected that host institutions will provide the grant holder with office space and access to computing and library facilities.

 

The deadline for applications to be received is 5pm Thursday 31 March 2016.

 

Application Form

Conditions of Award

 

Applications should, preferably be submitted by email to pmg@lms.ac.uk

 

Please contact Katy Henderson on pmg@lms.ac.uk or 020 7927 0809 with any queries.

 

150th Anniversary Postdoctoral Mobility Grants 2015-16

A list of grantholders for the 2015-16 round can be found here.

A final report form for grantholders for the 2015-16 round can be downloaded here.

 

150th Anniversary Postdoctoral Mobility Grants 2014-15

A list of grantholders for the 2014-15 round can be found here.

A final report form for grantholders for the 2014-15 round can be downloaded here.