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Apply for workshop funding from IMI

We have funds available to support academic researchers at the University wishing to host a workshop involving an element of mathematics or data science.

Delegates at a Univesity workshop.
The IMI supports selected academic workshops with a grant of up to £1000.

How we can support you

The Institute for Mathematical Innovation provides financial support of typically up to £1000 for workshops that involve an element of mathematics, statistics or data science.

We support workshops that are purely academic in nature, or which are designed to enhance external engagement or cross-campus collaboration.

Most of the workshops we support are primarily aimed at academic researchers, though participants may also include industry researchers and practitioners.

When deciding on which workshops to support we take into consideration the extent to which they contribute to IMI’s mission to develop and apply mathematical sciences research, with a specific focus on:

  • economic and societal impact
  • supporting interdisciplinary research activities and funding proposals
  • generating fundamental insights beyond the mathematical sciences

Please do get in touch if you would like to speak to us before applying for workshop funding. Email or call Juliet Somma on 01225385185.

Senior academic visitor funding
IMI also supports visits from leading national and international researchers. Find out more.

Acknowledging IMI funding and documentation

If IMI supports for your workshop, you must:

  • acknowledge our support in all promotional activities
  • include IMI's name and logo on workshop documents
  • send us the workshop programme at least two months before your event
  • send us a one-page report about the workshop and its outcomes within one month of the event taking place
  • include the attendance list when submitting your report

How to apply

Apply now by completing the short IMI Workshop Funding Application Form and email it to

Important information:

  • You must apply at least two month before your workshop is due to take place
  • Applications will be considered on a rolling basis throughout the academic year until the available funds are spent
  • Please read the application guidelines before you apply

We have a number of application deadlines throughout the academic year:

  • Monday 30 September 2019
  • Tuesday 19 November 2019
  • Friday 21 February 2020
  • Friday 27 March 2020
  • Friday 5 June 2020

The IMI Research Panel will review your application, and we will let you know if your application was successful within two weeks of the application deadline.

If you would like to discuss your application or any part of the application process before applying, please email or call 01225 385185.

Apply now for workshop funding