Research Workshops Grants - Scheme 6

Objectives: To provide support for Research Workshops held in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. 

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


  • 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 Conference Grant (Scheme 1) 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; with the core group of mathematicians involved in the workshop listed. The participation of appropriate postdocs and graduate students is encouraged.
  • Applicants must comply with the Society's policy on Women in Mathematics - please note that the Society considers a lack of invited women speakers to be a very real problem, and a failure to include women speakers are grounds for refusal for funding.
  • Additionally, please note the following advice on diversity at conferences/workshops/seminars.

Value of award:  The Committee will consider applications ranging from £1,000 - £4,000. Typically awards made are between £3,000 - £4,000. In exceptional circumstances the Committee might consider applications for award of up to £10,000

Deadlines: Applications can be made at any time but should normally be submitted at least 6 months before the proposed workshop. 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, Professor Andrew S. Dancer (, 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 main participants and a budget,
  • details of proposed location and timing.

Applications will be reviewed by the Research Grants Committee.

Applicants may consult Professor Andrew S. Dancer ( informally about their proposed workshop before making an application.  

Other sources of funding:

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

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