Additional funding programme for mathematical sciences

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on 27 January 2020 of up to an additional £300 million for mathematical sciences, EPSRC is now working on the implementation of this programme.

This new investment will be for research projects, fellowships and doctoral awards where the research focus is in mathematical sciences as well as providing additional funding to increase participants at the Isaac Newton Institute (Cambridge) and International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (Edinburgh).

Studentships for October 2020

We have allocated £15 million of studentship funding to start in the autumn of 2020. This allocation will:

  • Be made through training grants based on our doctoral training partnership awards
  • Have the level of the award to each university calculated by algorithm based on the EPSRC mathematical sciences portfolio held by a university
  • Have the funding ringfenced for studentships in mathematical sciences
  • Have studentship awards equivalent to four years’ support
  • Allow open eligibility for up to 50 % of each universities’ studentships.

Universities that have been offered an allocation of studentships received a letter from Professor Lynn Gladden, Executive Chair of EPSRC dated 14 February 2020.

Advisory Group

The Advisory Group has been drawn from members of the mathematical sciences research community. In the first instance this has been based on a combination of nominations from the group that met with Government to discuss the funding and representation from the EPSRC Mathematical Sciences Strategic Advisory Team. The group is chaired by Professor Alison Etheridge, a member of EPSRC Council. 

Role of the Advisory Group

  • To act as a body of external experts, including representatives from the mathematical sciences research community, to advise EPSRC on the development and delivery of the Additional Funding Programme for Mathematical Sciences.
  • To contribute to discussions and development of each area of the programme
  • To work in an integrated way with the EPSRC Mathematical Sciences Strategic Advisory Team to realise the maximum long-term value and impact from this additional investment.
  • To work with EPSRC to ensure there is effective communication and engagement between EPSRC and the mathematical sciences research and user communities

Members – April 2020



Professor Alison Etheridge (Chair)

University of Oxford

Professor Edmund Burke

University of Leicester

Professor Joseph Chuang

City University

Professor Penny Davies

University of Strathclyde

Professor Jonathan Dawes

University of Bath

Professor David van Dyk

Imperial College

Professor Jeffrey Giansiracusa

University of Swansea

Professor Iain Gordon

University of Edinburgh

Professor David Leslie

University of Lancaster

Professor Claire Miller

University of Glasgow

Professor Ineke de Moortel

University of St Andrews

Professor William Parnell

The University of Manchester

Professor Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb

The University of Cambridge

Professor Peter Topping

University of Warwick