Funding Opportunities

The Heilbronn Institute offers a range of opportunities in support of mathematics in the UK.

Mathematicians and Data Scientists with positions in UK Universities can make either short-term or long-term working visits to the Institute.  In the latter case, they are typically seconded from their home institution, with the Heilbronn Institute covering their employment costs.  The Institute also supports a number of postdoctoral Research Fellows and postgraduate students.

The Institute runs a number of workshops and conferences each year, which are open to anyone to attend.  It also funds focused research activities, for example small groups to work on adventurous and ambitious projects.  Forthcoming opportunities of this kind are advertised on our events page .

Furthermore, the Institute provides support for a range of mathematical meetings run in the UK; for recent examples, see our events page.

To discuss any of the opportunities outlined above, please contact the Chair of the Heilbronn Institute, pa-chair-himr@bristol.ac.uk.

Heilbronn Focused Research Grants (FRG) – Call for proposals  

The Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research is offering a number of grants of up to £7.5K to fund focused research groups to work on adventurous and challenging mathematical problems, or to discuss important new developments in mathematics.

These grants will support travel and local expenses for groups to come together to focus intensively on a problem or to discuss a significant new development in mathematics. We expect these groups to be normally 8 or fewer people. Groups are encouraged to include international participants but should also involve a substantial UK-based component.

Proposals from these areas of research, interpreted broadly, will be given priority: Pure Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, and Quantum Information.

Proposals of no more than one page of A4 to be received by 9am, Thursday 16th January 2020 to: heilbronn-manager@bristol.ac.uk

 – Further Particulars

The primary focus of these grants is to facilitate research groups to work in a focused way on adventurous and challenging mathematical problems, or to discuss important new developments in mathematics.

Proposals will be judged principally on the importance and timeliness of the mathematics to be focused on, and on the track records of the senior members of the groups. Adventurous ideas are particularly encouraged.

Your proposal should include:

-An explanation of the mathematics to be focused on.

-Who will be invited and why the team is appropriate.

-How much funding is needed (up to £7.5K), and how will it be used.

Additional information:

Proposals from these areas of research, interpreted broadly, will be given priority: Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Combinatorics, Computational Statistics, Number Theory, Probability, and Quantum Information.

We encourage proposals for groups that have a balance of overseas and UK participation, experienced and early career researchers (e.g. post-docs, postgraduate students), and that promote diversity. However, we do not wish to be prescriptive.

There should be a commitment from the group of their willingness to participate.

Activities, expenditure, and expense claims need to be completed by the end of February 2021.

css.php