Research in Pairs - Scheme 4

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.


  • The applicant should be a mathematician based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.
  • 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.


  • 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

Start Date of Visit

15 September


February to May

22 January

February / March

June to September

15 May


October to January

  • 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:

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.


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