Funding Opportunities


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



Small Grants Call

The Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research offers small grants for projects supportive of UK mathematical research. The Heilbronn Institute expects many grants to be at the level of £5,000 or less, but we will accept applications up to £10,000, or occasionally greater when a strong case is made.

The funding can be used to support any form of activity involving mathematical research, but the Heilbronn Institute particularly welcomes applications for, but not limited to, the following purposes. 

º Partial or full support towards workshops, small conferences, symposia, colloquia, or seminars. 

º Travel and local expenses for visiting professors/academics, PhD students or speakers. 

º Support for collaborative research programmes or activities. 

º The education and training of students and young mathematicians. 

º Support for activity that is not eligible for funding from other sources or where funding is limited.   

How to apply: Further information is available here. Proposals should be sent to the Heilbronn Manager heilbronn-manager@bristol.ac.uk



Focused Research Grants (FRG)

The Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research annually offers 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.

How to apply: Further information is available here. Proposals of one A4 page should be sent by 9 am, Thursday 27th January 2022 to: heilbronn-manager@bristol.ac.uk





Funding for Research Visits


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.

How to apply: To discuss please contact the Chair of the Heilbronn Institute, pa-chair-himr@bristol.ac.uk.




Fully Funded Fellowships and Studentships


The Institute also supports a number of postdoctoral Research Fellows and postgraduate students.




Funding and Sponsorship of Events

[Conferences, Symposia, Colloquia, Meetings, Workshops, Summer Schools]


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.

How to apply: To discuss please contact the Chair of the Heilbronn Institute, pa-chair-himr@bristol.ac.uk.




The above opportunities include a number that are funded through the UKRI/EPSRC ‘Additional Funding Programme for Mathematical Sciences‘.

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