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Call for Proposals

The Institute invites proposals for research programmes in any branch of mathematics or the mathematical sciences. The Scientific Steering Committee meets twice each year to consider proposals for programmes (of 4-week, 4-month or 6-month duration) to run two or three years later. Proposals to be considered at these meetings should be submitted by 31 January or 31 July respectively.

The present deadline for submission is 31 January 2018 for consideration at the meeting of the Scientific Steering Committee in May 2018. 

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At any time there are two or three visitor programmes in progress, each with about twenty scientists in residence. Included within these programmes are periods of particularly intense activity including instructional courses and workshops. Links to full details of past, current and confirmed future programmes can be found here: Completed ProgrammesCurrent ProgrammesFuture Programmes

The Director will be pleased to help nurture, without prejudicing the final outcome, proposals in advance of submission. 

We request that submissions should be made online via where, in addition to uploading a Scientific Case pdf document (preferably no more that 4 sides A4), proposers will be asked to enter details including a list of potential participants, related meetings, and possible sources of external funding.  

Alternatively, proposals prepared according to the guidelines in Submission of Proposals may be emailed to Director David Abrahams via director[at][dot]uk.

Before preparing their submission we advise that proposers read the following document: 

A sample of the questions asked of proposal referees


Further information is available from the Director (email director[at][dot]uk; Tel. 01223 335999), who will answer any enquiries.

** Please note that it is expected that organisers are in residence at the Institute throughout their respective programmes **

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