Cecil King Travel Scholarship


The London Mathematical Society annually awards a £5,000 Cecil King Travel Scholarship in Mathematics, to a young mathematician of outstanding promise. The Scholarship is to support a period of study or research abroad, typically for a period of three months, in any area of mathematics. 

The Cecil King Travel Scholarship was established in 2001 by the Cecil King Memorial Fund. The award is made by the Council of the London Mathematical Society on the recommendation of the Cecil King Prize Committee, nominated by the Society's Early Career Research Committee.

As per the terms of the bequest left to the Cecil King Memorial Foundation, which funds the Travel Scholarship, applicants must be nationals of the UK or the Republic of Ireland and either registered for or having completed a doctoral degree within 12 months of the closing date.

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.

The application deadline is 31 March 2020.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview during which they will be expected to make a short presentation on their proposal. Interviews will take place at the University of Birmingham in May 2020.

Application form (word)

Application form (PDF)

Please send any queries to Elizabeth Fisher (ecr.grants@lms.ac.uk)

Previous Winners

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