Call for Proposals:
MATHS DEGREES FOR THE FUTURE GRANTS
The Campaign for Mathematical Sciences (CaMS) is inviting applications from UK higher education institutions to design and implement new, innovative degree programmes in the mathematical sciences. These can range from interventions in existing programmes to major collaborations between several institutions and/or subject areas.
Maths Degrees for the Future Grants will be administered by the London Mathematical Society, which is partnering with CaMS to deliver the grants. There will be an open process, which will welcome ideas from universities of all types. There will be broad criteria, but successful applications will be expected to demonstrate the following:
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A clear vision for the mathematical knowledge and skills that the programme will develop for students over the next 10 years, and how this relate to the needs of academia, industry and/or teaching.
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That the programme will retain a core focus in foundational mathematics and equip graduates with the flexibility to move into a wide range of future careers.
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How the programme will attract a wider pool of students into the mathematical sciences, including from related fields and diverse backgrounds.
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How success will be measured and tracked, and how best practice will be shared with other universities and the wider mathematical sciences community.
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That there is a clear justification for how the funds will be used to develop the current provision and ensure its longterm sustainability.
Further information
A frequently asked questions which will be regularly updated can be found below.
The panel chair, Prof. Jens Marklof, will host Q&A sessions which will take place on Zoom on the following dates:

Monday, 21 October at 15:00

Wednesday, 23 October at 13:00
We will limit numbers to two representatives from each institution. To register for a session please email mathsfutures@lms.ac.uk with the names of those wishing to attend.
For any queries about this scheme please contact mathsfutures@lms.ac.uk
The Maths Degrees for the Future Grants will be funded through a donation from XTX Markets to the London Mathematical Society, which will administer the programme on behalf of CaMS.
Value
The maximum grant value is £500,000. The award is not made on a full economic costing basis and will only cover directly incurred costs related to the design and implementation of new programmes. These may include salary and equipment costs, student support and outreach activities. Estate costs and administrative overheads will not be supported. Funding cannot be used to fill budget gaps or pay for existing schemes.
Duration of Award
The funding period is three years, with a starting date in the period 1 April 2025 – 1 October 2025. The award holder must demonstrate a commitment to the longterm sustainability of the programme beyond the initial threeyear funding period, including plans for ongoing delivery.
Eligibility
UK higher education institutions can submit up to one application per institution. Joint submissions of several institutions are permissible, but each institution can participate in one bid at most.
How to apply
Applications must be submitted by 15 January 2025 noon to mathsfutures@lms.ac.uk comprising:

Completed application form

Completed budget template

Letter outlining the institutional support from the principal academic officer (ViceChancellor or equivalent) of each participating institution
Assessment
Shortlisting by the panel will take place in January 2025, and shortlisted applicants will be notified by 7 February 2025.
Interviews of shortlisted applicants will be held via Zoom in the week commencing 24 February 2025.
Panel membership
Simon Coyle
Head of Philanthropy, XTX Markets
Paul Glaister CBE
Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education, University of Reading
PresidentDesignate, Mathematical Association of the UK
Honorary Secretary, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
Sir Martin Hairer KBE FRS
Professor of Pure Mathematics, EPFL Lausanne and Imperial College London
Catherine Hobbs
Chair, Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research
Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Institute for Learning and Teaching in Mathematics, University of Bristol
VicePresident, London Mathematical Society
Honorary Secretary, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
Frequently Asked Questions
We are looking for significant step changes to current provision that will equip mathematical sciences graduates with the skills needed for the challenges of tomorrow. This might range from specific enhancements to existing degree programmes through to reimagining what a mathematical sciences degree could look like.