Research Workshops Grants

Objectives: To provide support for Research Workshops held in the United Kingdom. 

Eligibility:  The applicant should be one of the workshop organisers, who should be a mathematician based in the UK.  The workshop must be held in the UK.


  • Research Workshops are an opportunity for a small group of active researchers to work together for a concentrated period on a specialised topic.
  • Possible aims could be:
    - to understand an important new piece of mathematics in an area where the participants  hope to make further progress;
    - to make progress on a particular problem;
    - to combine expertise to shed new light on a specific area.
  • The primary purpose of the scheme is to support new research initiatives rather than meetings which form part of an established series. Grant requests for conferences should made via a Scheme 1 (Conference Grant) application.
  • There is no prescribed format for an LMS workshop, but it is expected that the number of participants will be no more than 40, and could be as low as 10, meeting for a period of several days.
  • All participants should be actively involved in the programme, and should be identified in the proposal; the participation of appropriate postdocs and graduate students is encouraged.

Value of award:  Requests for support (for travel and subsistence of participants, and reasonable associated costs) in the range £1,000-£10,000 will be considered.  The maximum award is £10,000, but a typical award is in the range of £3,000 - £5,000.  Applications for partial support of workshops with other sources of support will be considered.

Deadlines: Applications can be made at any time but should normally be submitted at least 12 months before the proposed workshop. All proposals are refereed, and support will only be offered if it felt that the benefits to UK mathematics are likely to be significant.

Applications and queries: Applications should be made via email to the Chair of the Research Grants Committee, Dr Francis Clarke (, at any time.

There is no application form. Proposals in PDF or Word format should contain:

  • a description of the research area,
  • the aims and format of the workshop,
  • a list of participants and a budget,
  • details of proposed location and timing.

Applications will be reviewed by the Research Grants Committee.

Applicants may consult Dr Francis Clarke ( informally about their proposed workshop before making an application.