Postgraduate Research Conference Grants - Scheme 8

Objectives: To provide partial support for conferences held in the United Kingdom, which are organised by, and are for, postgraduate research students. 


  • The organiser should be a postgraduate research student (or group of students) in mathematics, registered for a Doctorate at a UK university.
  • The applicant should be a member of academic staff at the organiser’s department, and 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.
  • The conference must be aimed at and open to students from several universities.
  • The Society expects that the meetings which it supports will be open to all.
  • The Society will support only mathematical meetings or the mathematical component of wider meetings, and here the word mathematical excludes mathematics education.
  • 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.

Value of award:  The maximum award is £4,000 towards actual expenses for travel, accommodation and subsistence costs of participants. In addition, the Society allows the use of the grant 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 October


February to May

22 February


June to September

15 May


October to January

  • Please note that applications will not be considered between mid-July 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 Administrators or the Chair of the Early Career Research Committee (ECRC) 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 Early Career Research Committee (ECRC): Professor Chris Parker  

Application Form: