Institute for Mathematical Innovation

Join the IMI as an internal secondee  

Bath academics can apply to join the Institute to explore new industrial contacts or work on an interdisciplinary research project.


IMI Secondees 2019The IMI runs an Internal Secondment Scheme enabling permanent academic staff at the University to dedicate time to develop or further a research project which involves an element of mathematics, statistics or data science.  

A secondment to the IMI is a unique opportunity for you to:

  • advance an interdisciplinary research project
  • access the expertise of IMI's Commercial Research Associates (subject to availability)
  • enhance industry-academic collaborations


Applications are now open for eight secondments to the IMI in the 2019/20 academic year. A secondment is intended to take up one day per week for one semester during the academic year and comes with an award of £5,000.


Interdisciplinary and industrial collaboration opportunities

IMI supports cross-campus research activities and engagement with industry, and we specifically encourage applications from academics wishing to collaborate across departments or with industrial partners.

How IMI supports the academic community at the University of BathAcademics can either apply for a sole secondment to the IMI or a joint secondment with an academic colleague from the University.

We aim to keep the IMI Secondment Scheme as flexible as possible to accommodate individual academic objectives and needs. Please email any enquiries to



Our current cohort of IMI Secondees

Six academic staff from the Departments of Architecture & Civil Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, and Physics are currently seconded to the IMI.

Their secondment projects span the modelling of black holes to understanding networks in refugee camps. 

>> Find out more about our secondees and their interdisciplinary work.


How to apply

Applications are now open for internal secondments to the IMI in the 2019/20 academic.

Apply now by completing the IMI Secondment Application Form and email it to, along with your CV.

Please read the IMI Secondment Guidelines before you apply.

The application deadline is Monday 1 April 2019.

For an informal discussion about being seconded to the IMI, please email us at or call Juliet Somma on 01225 385185.