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The following give some typical activities which the society might support through the Research Support Fund. It is not intended to be a complete list; other worthwhile projects not falling into the various categories given below might be funded.

Visitors

The Fund may support a visit from a mathematician or statistician based outwith Scotland. This should be for a specific purpose, possibly involving visits to several institutions or the delivery of a course of lectures. Such support might be particularly appropriate in the case of young visitors and/or short visits, when other sources of funding might not be readily available.

Conferences/Workshops/Summer Schools

The organisers are expected to charge a reasonable registration fee for the meeting, which should be open to all members of the Society. The Fund may then contribute towards the general expenses of the conference (see Note 8 in the application procedure).

Publications

Assistance may be given in the publication of a special issue of a journal, or other publications with an appropriate special purpose.

Guarantees

The Fund may be used to provide guarantees for projects which are intended to be self-financing, in order to provide a degree of certainty at the early planning stage.