This document outlines the type of activity which may subject to a grant proposal to the Scottish Mathematical Council (SMC).
This document was proposed and accepted (following edits) at the SMC meeting on 16th September 2022.
Types of Claimer
The SMC primarily welcomes grant proposals from the following groups:
- nursery, primary, or secondary school educators in Scotland in a role concerned with numeracy, mathematics, or statistics;
- tertiary educators in Scotland in a role concerned with numeracy, mathematics, or statistics, and;
- pupils and students of numeracy, mathematics, or statistics, in Scotland.
Types of Activity
The SMC primarily welcomes grant proposals concerning the following activities:
- support for attendance and engagement at continuing professional development events related to the teaching and learning of mathematics and / or statistics;
- support for attendance and engagement at knowledge exchange events related to the teaching and learning of mathematics and / or statistics;
- support for attendance and engagement at conferences related to the teaching and learning of mathematics and / or statistics, and;
- support for engaging with national or international mathematics activities such as school-level competitions or visits to areas of mathematical interest.
The SMC do not provide financial support for:
- sabbaticals / paid leave;
- stationary / teaching materials, or;
- computer hardware / software.
Grant proposals are subject to the following conditions:
- proposals are welcomed throughout the calendar year, but grant proposals should be submitted at least three months before the activity in question;
- proposals should be submitted to the Treasurer of the SMC, via Treasurer@proton.me ;
- grants are awarded on the basis of a future SMC Journal article submission, or SMC Conference presentation, based on the activity connected with the proposal;
- proposals are generally capped at £500 (although proposals which exceed £500 will be considered in exceptional circumstances), and;
- proposals should be around 500 words, but no longer than 1000 words, and should include:
- a summary of activity;
- a breakdown of proposed incurred costs, and;
- information on any other bodies for which funding has been requested.
Proposals with confirmed matched funding will be considered favourably.
The SMC may, from time to time, provide additional details related to a specific event for which they welcome grant proposals.
The Finance Group of the SMC will consider each proposal submitted to the SMC, with a reply expected to be provided to the proposal submitter within 20 working days.