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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

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

Workshop funding from IMI
IMI also supports workshops that involve an element of mathematics, statistics or data sciences. Find out more.

Visitor contribution

Academic visitors are expected to contribute to IMI activities during their visit.

This could include one or more of the following examples of actions:

  • developing a research collaboration, including joint funding proposals
  • collaborating on a research project
  • organising an IMI event (workshop, seminar series or public lecture)

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 the academic visitor’s CV (maximum of 5 pages).

Important information:

  • 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.