Research in Pairs - Scheme 4

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


  • The applicant should be a mathematician based in the UK.
  • 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 collaboration in any financial year.

Value of award

  • For visits abroad or for visits from outside the UK, the maximum award is £1,200.
  • For visits within the UK, the maximum award is £600.
  • For all visits a maximum of £70 per day is allowed for accommodation and subsistence.

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 Programme Secretary 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: 

Programme Secretary:  

Application Form: