Research Reboot / Research in Pairs - Scheme 4

Research Reboot Scheme 2021

Objectives: Many mathematicians have found themselves without the time to engage in research during the Covid-19 pandemic, due to illness, caring responsibilities, increased teaching or administrative loads, or other factors. The goal of this scheme is to help restart research activity. It offers funding for the applicant to leave their usual environment to focus entirely on research for a period from two days to a week, in order to restart their research activity, if they have been prevented from doing so by the adverse conditions of the Covid-19 crisis.

Eligibility:
- The applicant should be a mathematician based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. (PhD students are also welcome to apply for a Research Reboot grant).
- Non LMS members will need to ask an LMS member to support the application.
- The time available for research arising from the grant should be at least two complete working days, and at most a working week. Applicants should explain carefully how this will be guaranteed if they apply for fewer nights’ accommodation than working days. It is possible to apply for two short periods in one application, but each period should be at least two working days.
- The initial period of this scheme will run from late June until the end of September 2021, assuming that minimal travel is safe by that period. This will be accompanied by an optional networking scheme.

Conditions:
- Applicants are responsible for making all the arrangements for the research time.
- Applicants are generally expected to leave their usual environment for this. For most people this will mean booking a hotel or apartment for the duration of the research time, as it is difficult to completely ring-fence the time when working at home or in one’s usual department office. If this is impossible, a justification must be given, which includes a clear
plan to ring-fence the time for research.
- The grant is only intended to support specific projects and not, for example, to contribute to the cost of a sabbatical visit.
- Value of award: A maximum of £100 per day is allowed for travel, accommodation, subsistence and other necessary expenses to enable the project. An additional £100 per day may be applied for to cover Caring Costs for those who have dependents.

Prioritisation: Priority will be given to applicants who had increased caring responsibilities, such as homeschooling, during the pandemic. This scheme is open to all career stages, with a priority for those with additional professional demands, such as teaching and administration.

Support network: This will be augmented by an optional light-touch support network (Slack group). Applicants who are not able to commit to a period of time away from home can still apply to join the support network.

Value of award: The maximum award (towards actual travel, accommodation, subsistence and caring expenses) is £1,000.

  • A maximum of £100 per day is allowed for accommodation, subsistence and other necessary expenses to enable the project.
  • An additional £100 per day may be applied for to cover Caring Costs for those who have dependents.

Deadlines and decision timetable:

Application Deadline

Decision Date

Start Date of Retreat

01 July 2021

July 2021

August - December

  • Grants will not be made retrospectively.

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.

Grants Administrator:  Lucy Covington Email: grants@lms.ac.uk

Chair of the Research Grants Committee (RGS): Professor Andrew S. Dancer

Guidance Notes Please read the guidance notes carefully before, and when, filling in the application form.

Application Form:


Research in Pairs Scheme

Objectives:  To support a visit for collaborative research either by the grant holder to another institution within the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands or abroad, or by a named mathematician from within the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands or abroad to the home base of the grant holder.

Eligibility:

  • The applicant should be a mathematician based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. (Please note that PhD students are not eligible to apply for a Research in Pairs grant but can apply to the LMS ECR Travel Grant Scheme to support collaborative research visits)
  • Non LMS members will need to ask an LMS member to support the application.
  • The time available for joint research arising from the grant should be at least four working days.

Criteria:

  • Applicants are responsible for making all the arrangements for the visit.
  • The grant is only intended to support specific projects with named collaborators and not, for example, to contribute to the cost of a sabbatical visit.
  • Normally only one grant will be made per application in any academic year.

Value of award: The maximum award (towards actual travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses) for:

  • Visits abroad or for visits from outside the UK, the maximum award is £1,200.
  • Visits within the UK, the maximum award is £600.
  • For all visits a maximum of £100 per day is allowed for accommodation and subsistence.
  • In addition, the Society allows a further amount (of up to £200) to cover Caring Costs for those who have dependents.

Deadlines and decision timetable:

Applications should be submitted well in advance of the date of the visit.

Application Deadline

Decision Date

Earliest Start Date of Visit

15 September

October

February 

22 January

February / March

June 

15 May

June

October 

  • Please note that applications will not be considered between mid-June and mid-October.
  • Grants will not be made retrospectively.

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.

Grants Administrator:  Lucy Covington Email: grants@lms.ac.uk

Chair of the Research Grants Committee (RGS): Professor Andrew S. Dancer

Application Form:

Other sources of funding:

Information about other funding offered by other organisations can be found here.