This programme is designed for the purpose of giving refuge to researchers in the mathematical sciences who have had to leave their country of residence. The aim is not only to offer participants a safe home but also to enable them to continue their work and start new scientific collaborations in the UK. Participants can be hosted for up to 12 months in the UK whilst on the programme.
The programme is open to all mathematicians who are research active, including those working towards their PhD.
There are two Schemes (‘Workshops’) that people can apply to:
The Solidarity Programme offers 3 grant opportunities, with some applicants being eligible for all 3 depending on their personal situation.
There are several visa pathways that participants could apply for. A common choice is the Standard Visitor Visa for academic visitors, although this may not be suitable for all of our participants.
Please note, some participants may also have to apply for ATAS Clearance due to their research field or their nationality. For some people, you will not be able to travel to the UK until you have received this.
It’s helpful to the participant’s application if they are already in contact with a proposed academic host, this should be someone that the applicant shares similar research interests with and feels they will collaborate well together. The participant could also suggest a person they are interested in working worth, even if they do not have a connection yet.
If applicants struggle to find a suitable host, please let the Solidarity Team know and they will do their best to help try to find someone. However, they have found the Solidarity Programme works better when applicants are able to forge their own connection with a host.
Please choose the relevant Solidarity Programme Scheme (Workshop) page link below and then click the APPLY button at the bottom of the page.
Additionally, applicants should download and complete this application form, indicating:
Please note, the application will automatically apply for all 3 grant schemes. Dependent on the applicant’s current situation and using the information provided in the application, the Committee will then decide the applicant’s grant package.
Applicants should then email their application form along with a copy of their CV, including a list of publications, to email@example.com.
Information will be shared with the organising team and selected members of staff at the INI and LMS as necessary.
Applicants must give clear evidence in their applications that they meet the criteria of the Solidarity Programme. In particular, applicants must be research active in the mathematical sciences and must need to leave their country of residence as a refugee of war or a political refugee.
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