Research in Groups

This ICMS programme invites applications from small groups of researchers (between 2 to 4) who wish to organise a short, intensive period of research in Edinburgh. At least one researcher must be based in the UK. Not all researchers should be from the same university with a maximum of two researchers from any one university. The Programme Committee will consider proposals throughout the year.

The programme will enable researchers to spend time in intensive research collaboration at ICMS, away from teaching and administration. The primary aim is to support top-quality (international) research in the mathematical sciences and therefore ICMS encourages adventurous proposals involving novel groupings of researchers, especially in interdisciplinary areas involving oversees collaborators.

Successful applicants will be offered financial support and office facilities for their collaboration at ICMS on a specified project, perhaps (but not necessarily) connected with a planned workshop. It will be expected that the period being supported should be committed 100% by the participants to the proposed research. ICMS will encourage researchers to stay between 2 weeks and 3 months and anticipates the average length of stay to be around 1 month.

Researchers should note that ICMS can arrange and cover self-catering accommodation and office space for participants and contribute towards daily expenses. ICMS can also cover return travel expenses to Edinburgh but cannot offer reimbursement to universities for teaching or lecturing expenses.

For researchers in Scotland, ICMS has secured additional funding from the Edinburgh Mathematical Society and the Glasgow Mathematical Journal Trust to run a programme involving a minimum of one Scottish researcher. Such collaborations can be based at other Scottish Universities, if considered appropriate.