The Society supports research mathematics under several different grants schemes. For all research grant schemes offered by the Society, the applicant must be a mathematician based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. Guidance notes on these schemes are available here.
Scheme 1: Conference Grants - up to £5,500 available.
Scheme 1 award success rate 2020/21: 100%
Scheme 2: Visiting Speakers to the UK - up to £1,500 available.
Scheme 2 award success rate 2020/21: 100%
Scheme 3: Joint Research Groups - up to £3,000 available (over two years).
Scheme 3 award success rate 2020/21: 100%
Scheme 4: Research Reboot / Research in Pairs (Scheme 4) - up to £1,000 available for a Research Reboot Grant and up to £1,200 available for a Research in Pairs Grant.
Scheme 4 award success rate 2020/21: 95%
Scheme 5: Collaborations with Developing Countries - up to £3,000 available
Scheme 5 award success rate 2020/21: 87%
Scheme 6: Research Workshop Grants
Scheme 8: Postgraduate Research Conference Grants - up to £2,500 available.
Scheme 8 award success rate 2020/21: 50%
Scheme 9: Celebrating New Appointments - up to £450-£600 available.
Scheme 9 award success rate 2020/21: 100%
Early Career Researcher Travel Grants - up to £500 available.
Early Career Researcher travel grants award success rate 2020/21: 100%
In the 2020/21 financial year, 95% of applications for funding under a Scheme 1 - 6 Research Grant were successful. In the 2020/21 financial year 87% of applications for funding for Early Career Researcher Grants (Scheme 8, Scheme 9 and Travel grants) were successful.
Applications for Schemes 1 - 6 are considered by the Research Grants Committee.
Applications for Schemes 8 - 9 and the Early Career Research Travel Grants are considered by the Early Career Research Committee.
LMS Caring Costs Policy
The LMS wishes to enable carers and parents to take part in the activities that it supports. Applicants for grants across Schemes 1-9, for Early Career Research activities or who will run Society Meetings can request funding to help mathematicians with caring or parenting responsibilities to participate in their activities. In addition, individuals requiring support for caring to attend conferences, workshops, research schools and meetings or to make research visits - not necessarily organised by LMS - can apply for a Caring Supplementary Grant to contribute to such costs.
The Policy is available here.
Other sources of funding:
Information about other funding offered by other organisations can be found here.