University of Bath

Apply for IMI senior academic visitor funding

Find out how we support visits from leading national and international researchers.

Academic researcher visiting the University
We support visits aimed at developing research funding proposals, interdisciplinary research collaboration, or securing impact.

How we support research visits to the University

The Institute for Mathematical Innovation provides financial support for research visits from leading national and international researchers.

All academic staff at the University can apply for this funding to enable a researcher from another institution to visit the University.

Visits may last anywhere from a week and up six months, and should 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

Academic visitors who receive funding from the IMI are expected to contribute to the work of the Institute, e.g. by giving an IMI Public Lecture, seminar talk or short lecture course to doctoral students.

Please do get in touch if you would like to speak to us before applying for academic visitor funding. Email or call Juliet Somma on 012253851858.

How to apply

Apply now by completing the short IMI Academic Visitor Application Form and email it to, along with along with the academic visitor’s CV (maximum of 5 pages).

You must apply at least two months before the start date of the proposed visit.

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

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

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.