Associate Membership

As a holder of a degree in the mathematical sciences you are eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the IMA  which carries the post-nominal letters AMIMA.

Joining is easy: just click on the myIMA tab, create an account and follow ‘Join Us’ process. As an AMIMA, you can start working towards regsitration as a Chartered Mathematician (CMath) or Chartered Scientist (CSci) . For more information, please vist the Chartered Mathematician and Initial Professional Development pages.

As a member of the IMA, you will receive the members’ magazine, Mathematics Today six times per year, the right to vote at the AGM and in the IMA Council elections and discounted fees for IMA events.

Postgraduate University Liaison Officer

In addition to a University Liaison Officer, the IMA also retains a Postgraduate Liaison Officer (PgLO) who is responsible for postgraduate student engagement. As well as raising awareness of the IMA with the postgraduate student population, the PgLO will also be supporting and developing postgraduate conferences and careers events which  include the  Young Researchers in Mathematics Conference. The PgLO also attends the British Applied Mathematics Colloquium which is sponsored by the IMA. In addition, the PgLO is facilitating virtual research topic groups for postgraduate students.

Joint IMA-SIAM Chapters

The IMA has agreed with SIAM UKIE on the mutual support  of Joint Student Chapters. Joint chapters are eligible to apply for a grant of £400 to support their activities. For further details, please contact


Grants are available for individual activites which will support your research.  Please visit the Small Grants page.

Talks and other events

You can find local events from the Branches section, where the IMA has a Branch which is local to them. Events are typically free to attend.

You might be interested in conferences & events run by the IMA Early Career Mathematicians Committee.


As well as a range of research journals, the IMA publishes Mathematics Today, a general interest mathematics publication containing articles, reviews, reports and other news on developments in mathematics and its applications. Institute members receive six issues per year as part of their membership subscription. Find out more in the Publications section.

Pursuing a PhD

Finding funding for PhD can be difficult, there is a little research council money. Unfortunately the IMA does not have the resources to fund research itself, no matter how worthy the topic or the researcher. Mathematicians need to be flexible in their search for funded PhD options. Looking more broadly, under Engineering or Biology and medical science listings as well as the Maths and Computing ones may yield interesting opportunities to take your maths in a new direction.

Find a PhD is an excellent resource covering MSc and Postdoc opportunities as well as PhD and include help and advice to support you in the application process.