Grant award for the School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences

Professor Andrew Ireland from the School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences has been awarded a platform grant by the  Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The award is for research into "The Integration and Interaction of Multiple Mathematical Reasoning Processes." It is for over £1.1m (1.4m FEC) over four years, almost all of which goes directly to the School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences.

This is a three site platform grant, with the research being undertaken by a team from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh University and Imperial College.

The EPSRC said: "Platform grants are one of the key mechanisms by which EPSRC strives towards maintaining and developing the strength of the UK engineering and scientific research base, by supporting, through underpinning funding, established UK groups considered to be world leading in their fields.

"The aim of platform grant funding is to provide a baseline of flexible support (a platform) that can be used for the retention of key staff, feasibility studies, longer-term research and international networking.

"This flexibility should enable the group to take a strategic view of their research, which will be enhanced by the submission of responsive mode applications during the lifetime of the platform grant."