2021 SMRI visitors Dr Adam Piggott, Professor Murray Elder

The Sydney Mathematical Research Institute’s International Visitor Program offers an enriching experience for fellow mathematical scientists, fostering collaboration on a global scale.

This visitor program serves to connect mathematicians from diverse corners of the world to engage in meaningful discussion, exchange knowledge and ideas, and establish lasting connections with researchers in Australia.

Visitors to SMRI have the benefit of time for focussed research, the opportunity to present their own findings, and the chance to interact with local academics and other visitors. Successful applicants to the visitor program will be provided with a financial contribution towards their visit, practical resources, and opportunities for scientific exchange and discovery. SMRI can be found in the surrounds of the historic University of Sydney Quadrangle and is located only five kilometres from Sydney’s famous harbour.

Apply for the International Visitor Program

The February 2024 IVP round closed on Tuesday 20 February 2024. This round is for visits taking place between January–December 2025 for general applicants, and September 2024–December 2025 for Australian citizens/permanent residents and New Zealand citizens.

The next IVP Round will open in June 2024, for visits between July 2025–June 2026.

You are welcome to review the current Terms & Conditions [PDF]. However, please be advised that these may be updated for the next round.

The following links may be useful for prospective applicants for finding a host:

Francisco Crespo

“It’s an excellent place to carry out research.” – Francisco Crespo, University of Bío-Bío (August–December 2022)

Iva Halacheva

“I’m really glad that this program exists and I hope it will continue for many years to come, because it’s a wonderful opportunity to meet both Australian mathematicians as well as other international visitors.” – Iva Halacheva, Northeastern University (June–August 2023)

Andrew Krause

“I would highly encourage early career people particularly to look into the SMRI as an opportunity to do something different, like a short sabbatical or a short break. I will definitely be looking at coming back.” – Andrew Krause, Durham University (June–July 2023)