Institute for Mathematical Innovation

Apply for an IMI Secondment in the 2018 - 2019 academic year  

An opportunity to further your interdisciplinary research and explore new industrial contacts.


IMI Secondees 2017 - 2018The IMI runs an Internal Secondment Scheme enabling permanent academic staff at the University to dedicate time to work on and develop a research project with a significant element of mathematics, statistics or data science.  

An IMI secondment is a unique opportunity for you to:

  • advance your research
  • work closely with academic colleagues from other departments
  • collaborate with an industrial partner
  • access our research grant development support
  • work (subject to availability) with IMI's Commercial Research Associates


Interdisciplinary and industrial collaboration opportunities

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

Our secondment programme is open both to academics wishing to collaborate with mathematicians or statisticians, and to academics from the mathematical sciences wishing collaborate with researchers from other disciplines. We also welcome applications from two academics wishing to apply for a joint secondment to IMI.

We aim to keep the IMI Secondment Scheme as flexible as possible, to accommodate individual academic objectives and needs.


Our current Secondees

Our group of secondees in 2017-18 includes both Lecturers and Professors and comprises staff from the Departments of Biology & Biochemistry, Economics, Health, Mathematical Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, and the School of Management.

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


How to apply

We have an open call for secondment applications for 2018/19. To apply, simply fill out the application form and email it to, along with your CV.

Full details and information can be found in our guidelines. Please read these before applying.

The closing date is Monday 30th April 2018.

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