Funding boost for mathematical sciences institutes21 Jan 2021, by News in
Three of the UK’s leading research institutes will be supported to widen access to mathematical sciences and support training through funding confirmed today.
The investment will allow the Isaac Newton Institute (INI), the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) and the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research (HIMR) to launch and expand a wide range of activities supporting education and training.
The funding is part of the £300 million government investment in the Additional Funding Programme for Mathematical Sciences, announced in 2020.
The funding will be delivered by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation, and the Royal Society over a five-year period from 2021/21 to 2024/25.
The programme is providing a significant boost to the UK’s world-leading mathematical sciences community, increasing support for this important discipline and increasing the pool of mathematicians able to participate in and deploy state-of-the-art research.
A total of £35 million, over five years, is being allocated by EPSRC to the INI, led by the University of Cambridge, the ICMS, led by Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh, and HIMR, led by the University of Bristol.