ICMS Public Engagement Activities

Closing Date: –

Funding available for public engagement activities related to the mathematical sciences.

The International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) in Edinburgh is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to support research in all areas of the mathematical sciences and its connections to other disciplines and industry. The core activity of ICMS is the development and organisation of international workshops and conferences in the mathematical sciences.

Within the existing EPSRC funding, ICMS provides funding for Public Engagement (PE) activities related to the mathematical sciences. Specialist skills, different from those used when communicating with peers, are required for addressing public audiences. ICMS seeks to support activities that develop these skills across the Mathematical Sciences Community.

There are three main options for activities:

  • Training Events – events primarily aimed at early career researchers, but open to all mathematicians. Specific mathematics Public Engagement training for the next generation of communicators/expositors.
  • Public Engagement Community Forum Events – bringing together Public Engagement professionals and academics to develop a working group on goals and best practice for the Mathematics Public Engagement Community.
  • Other Relevant Public Engagement Activities – other activities which support the aims of Public Engagement. This option provides scope for new ideas to be developed.

Previous projects that have accepted include: early career researcher training days, an art exhibition on Aperiodic Tiling with the Open University, funding for schools to visit Maths City Leeds, and the development of a hands-on maths workshop for school children.

Funding body Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Maximum value £15,000
Reference ID S25808
Category Engineering and Physical Sciences
Fund or call Fund