Based on prestigious overseas models, our Sydney Mathematical Research Institute is transforming mathematics as a discipline in Australia and enabling our country to reap the long-term benefits of that transformation.
The Institute invites applications from mathematical researchers from all over the world to visit, placing Australia in general, and the University of Sydney in particular, at the heart of international mathematics. The visiting mathematicians enrich the local research environment and enable conference organisers to host more international speakers.
Successful applicants selected by the Scientific Advisory Committee travel to Sydney for a residency in the Institute, which offers international mathematicians the chance to focus on research without the usual demands of teaching and administration.
The Institute’s visitor program funds more than 30 visiting researchers each year in all areas of the mathematical sciences. Other visiting researchers are located with them to create a vibrant and creative environment.
The University of Sydney is a leader in mathematics and statistics research, being the only Australian university to have received a rating of 5 out of 5 for research in Mathematical Sciences in all four of the federal government’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rounds. The Institute’s visitors primarily work with the researchers in the School of Mathematics and Statistics.
It is through undertaking collaborative mathematical sciences research that real creativity occurs – this is at the heart of the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute.
The establishment of the Institute was made possible by the generous support of our donors:
Maths is becoming more and more important in all aspects of society, so it is exciting for the public to get an insight into the incredible beauty of mathematics.
In addition to supporting a broad range of mathematical research, the Institute will host conferences, workshops and talks for both academic and general audiences. The Institute's public outreach programs are crucial to our work.
Applications for the July 2019 round are now open - apply online.
Deadline for application: 11.59pm (Sydney time), Sunday 28 July 2019
For visits within the period: April – December 2020
(NB: The next application deadline will be in late January 2020 for visits in the period October 2020 – June 2021)
Applications must be submitted using the online form.
Applications for visits not meeting the following conditions may be accepted in special circumstances with prior arrangement. Please direct questions about the conditions to the Institute’s Executive Director, Professor Anthony Henderson, email@example.com.
Successful applications will be selected by the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute, as named on the webpage, supplemented by researchers with different expertise as required. A sub-committee drawn from the School of Mathematics and Statistics will assist in ranking those applications whose primary location is the University of Sydney. The selection criteria are:
Applications from female and gender-diverse researchers, from researchers employed in developing countries, and from researchers belonging to other groups which are underrepresented in the mathematical sciences, are particularly encouraged.
Successful applicants may receive funding of up to A$4500 per month, for up to 4 months, to assist with accommodation and other local expenses during their visit. In addition, they may obtain reimbursement of one return economy airfare or equivalent amount, and one visa application fee if appropriate. They will be assisted by Institute staff in their Australian visa application, if required, and in locating suitable accommodation for their stay in Sydney. Note that funding and reimbursement will depend on a signed agreement with the University of Sydney, identity verification, and the presentation of receipts for airfare and visa application fee.
By submitting an application you consent that the uploaded files, and other information in the application form, may be shared with Scientific Advisory Committee members and associated administrative staff, as well as with the nominated host(s) and academic referees, if necessary. This information will not be used for any purpose other than the ranking and selection of applicants and the compiling of anonymised reports on the selection process. A list of successful applicants, with the dates and other details of their visits once confirmed, will be posted on the Institute’s webpage.
Please note that the application form requires the upload of two separate PDF files:
If you have your CV and publication list in separate files, please combine them into one PDF before upload. In case of repeat applications, the most recent will be used.
Dr Stephen Morgan
The Advisory Board for 2019 consists of:
The Scientific Advisory Committee for 2019 consists of: