Visiting Speakers to the UK - Scheme 2

Objectives: To provide partial support for a visitor to the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, who will give lectures in at least three separate institutions.

Please note that only one grant, per Scheme, per person, per LMS financial year (1 August - 31 July) is allowed.


  • The applicant is the host of the visit, who should be a mathematician based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands at the time of application and when the visit is planned. Please note that should a grant holder leave the UK before the planned visit then the grant will be withdrawn. 
  • Please note that PhD students are not eligible to apply for a Visiting Speakers to the UK 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 counter-sign their application.


  • Applicants are responsible for making all the arrangements for the visit.
  • Normally, provisional bookings for the lectures should already have been made by the time of the application.
  • The grant is only intended as a partial contribution, and applicants are expected to approach the host institutions for funding to cover the remainder of the costs.

Value of award:  The maximum award is £1,500 towards actual expenses for:

  • Travel (international and within the UK)
  • Accommodation and subsistence (up to a maximum of £1,000 - with a limit of £120 per day).
  • In addition, the Society allows a further amount (of up to £200) to cover Caring Costs for those who have dependents.

The life of an LMS Grant is two financial years (1 August - 31 July). All awarded grants need to be claimed no later than the 31 July in the second year of the grant, i.e., if a grant is awarded in the 2022/23 financial year, the grant will need to be claimed by the 31 July 2025. Any grants that have not been claimed within the two-year period will be withdrawn.

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



22 January

February / March


15 May



  • 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 Commitee (RGC)Professor Andrew S. Dancer

Application Form:

To submit an application, you must be logged into your user account or registered as a user.

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