Institute for Mathematical Innovation

Academic visitor programme


Gain funding for a senior academic visitor 

IMI hosts a programme of research visits from leading national and international researchers. We can support 5 senior academic visitors a year with a maximum of £6,000 per visit for travel and subsistence.

Visits should contribute to the work of IMI by:

  • developing research collaborations, including the development of joint funding proposals
  • delivering teaching, through seminars and short lecture courses (notably to SAMBa students), and, a general academic seminar program
  • contributing to the vitality of the University‘s academic life


How to apply

Just fill out the short application form and email it, along with a CV to All applications must be received at least two months before the start date of the proposed visit.

Your application will be reviewed by the IMI Research Panel which convenes a number of times throughout the year. Please send your application to us by one of the following deadlines: 

  • Wednesday 21 November 2018
  • Monday 11 February 2019 
  • Wednesday 27 March 2019
  • Tuesday 11 June 2019


If you would like to discuss your application or any part of the application process before applying, please email us at or call us on 01225 383404.


Nominate your IMI Global Chair candidate

The Global Chairs visiting professorship scheme attracts distinguished, globally renowned scholars to engage in a programme of high-profile research activity at the University of Bath.

Global Chairs are nominated by a member of staff at the University of Bath, who acts as host during the visit. Visits last for 2-3 months in total, but this can be split into separate periods. Global Chairs will give a Public Lecture, as well as a number of research seminars or similar activities.

Please get in touch to discuss your ideas for Global Chair nominees - or visit the Global Chairs web page for further information about the scheme and nomination procedure.