Cecil King Travel Scholarships


The London Mathematical Society administers two £6,000 travel awards funded by the Cecil King Memorial Foundation for early career mathematicians, to support a period of study or research abroad, typically for a period of three months. One Scholarship will be awarded to a mathematician in any area of mathematics and one to a mathematician whose research is applied in a discipline other than mathematics. 

Eligibility Criteria and How to Apply

Applicants should be mathematicians in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland who are registered for a doctoral degree or have completed one within 12 months of the closing date for applications. The LMS encourages applications from women, disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, as these groups are under-represented in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland mathematics.

To apply, please complete the application form and include a written proposal describing the intended programme of study or research abroad, and the benefits to be gained from such a visit.

  • Application Form (Word) - Applications for 2022 are now closed
  • Application Form (PDF) - Applications for 2022 are now closed

The application deadline was 23.59 on 15 November 2021.

Applications for 2023 will open later in 2022 and the next application deadline will be 23.59 on 15 November 2022.


Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an online interview in January 2022 during which they will be expected to make a short (10-15 minute) presentation on their proposal, followed by 15-20 minutes for questions. 


Queries may be addressed to Fellowships@lms.ac.uk

Previous Scholarship Holders

Year Recipient
2001 Kevin Costello
2002 Toby Gee
2003 Caucher Birkar
2004 Anna Mills
2005 Alexander Paulin
2006 Malcolm Bovey
2007 Michael Wemyss
2008 Matthew Morrow
2009 Gwyn Bellamy
2010 Erik Pickett
2011 Jessica Banks
2012 Stephen Scully
2013 Andrew MacPherson
2014 Jack Shotton
2015 Marcus Webb
2016 Brendan Nolan
2017 Scott Harper
2018 Simon Crawford
2019 Rachael Boyd
2020 Matthew Colbrook
2020 Andrew Graham
2021 Ilia Gaiur
2021 Anastasia Ignatieva