network for excellence in
    mathematics and statistics support

sigma funding opportunity: new centres initiative / centre enhancement initiative – Briefing day 17 January 2014

sigma – the national Network for cross-university mathematics and statistics support – is pleased to be able to offer funding to pump-prime the development of new mathematics and/or statistics support centres and the development of substantially new lines of activity within existing centres.[1]

Available through an award from HEFCE, the funding is available to five English[2] Higher Education Institutions for two years (up to £10,000 for 2013/2014 and up to £5,000 for 2014/2015). The closing date for applications is Friday 14th February 2014. Note a second call for a further five new centres will be made later in the academic year 2013/14.

A briefing day was held on Friday January 17th 2014 at Loughborough University,so that potential applicants had the opportunity to hear about the work of mathematics/statistics support centres and have the opportunity to ask questions, the answers to which may help shape and focus their bids.  Resources from this day are avaible here (towards the bottom of the page).

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Informal contact about all ideas for submission is strongly encouraged.  Please contact Moira Petrie by email:

[1] Priority will be given to those proposals that intend to establish support centres in institutions where none currently exist. Applicants from institutions that already have mathematics/statistics support centres should note carefully the separate application process for centre enhancement.

[2] Only English HEIs are eligible to apply for this funding since the grant award was made by HEFCE.