- Eligibility Criteria and How to Apply
- Online Application Form 2024
- Previous Scholarship Holders
- Testimonials from previous Scholars
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.
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 groups under-represented in UK mathematics, including from women, disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates mathematicians.
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 15 November 2023.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an online interview in January 2024 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
|2001||Kevin Costello||2015||Marcus Webb|
|2002||Toby Gee||2016||Brendan Nolan|
|2003||Caucher Birkar||2017||Scott Harper|
|2004||Anna Mills||2018||Simon Crawford|
|2005||Alexander Paulin||2019||Rachael Boyd|
|2006||Malcolm Bovey||2020||Matthew Colbrook|
|2007||Michael Wemyss||2020||Andrew Graham|
|2008||Matthew Morrow||2021||Ilia Gauir|
|2009||Gwyn Bellamy||2021||Anastasia Ignatieva|
|2012||Stephen Scully||2023||Fiona Torzewska|
|2013||Andrew MacPherson||2023||Alex Rutar|
Valentin Kunz (University of Manchester) visited Harvard University, USA
The Cecil King Travel Scholarship was a great opportunity to conduct research of my own instigation. It provided an invaluable opportunity to work more intensively on topics I had thus far only pursued as a 'side project' during my PhD, and it was incredibly rewarding to conduct such independent research full-time.
Not only did the resulting three-month visit to Harvard University strengthen my collaborative network, but it gave me confidence in my abilities as an academic and that I can 'make it' in academia.
To summarise, the Cecil King Travel Scholarship is an amazing scheme that gives (very) early career researchers the opportunity to establish independence and gain their possibly first taste of life beyond one's PhD. I am extremely grateful to the LMS and the Cecil King Memorial foundation for providing such an opportunity.
Matthew Colbrook (University of Cambridge) visited Cornell University, USA
First, I would like to thank both the Cecil King Foundation and the London Mathematical Society for a Cecil King Travel Scholarship. It was a fantastic experience which was extremely useful for my career trajectory! I spent several weeks at Cornell and also spent part of the trip visiting other US institutions to build up a wider collaborative network and disseminate my research. This has led to several new ongoing projects and a broader set of contacts which I will use over the next few years. In an increasingly global community, it is essential for early career mathematicians to build international connections – I highly recommend the scholarship for those considering applying!