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Funded studentships – Leeds School of Mathematics

Funding opportunities

The School also has a number of PhD funding opportunities available such as Doctoral Training Grants funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), as well as various scholarships offered by the University and School.

Some of these funding options are linked to specific projects, whilst others can be applied more flexibly, allowing applicants to choose their research areas and supervisors. The School of Mathematics has a selection of research project opportunities available each year for PhD students, across a range of research areas.

Leeds Doctoral Scholarships

The University of Leeds of Doctoral Scholarships have now closed for 2017 entry. Details of our 2018 entry scholarships will be available in autumn 2017. 

Specific funded projects

Stochastic models of within-host viral infection

A four year PhD studentship is available in the Department of Applied Mathematics, under the supervision of Professors Grant Lythe and Carmen Molina-París. The project, in partnership with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), will involve the development of novel stochastic models of within-host viral infection. It will involve a mixture of theoretical,  computational and statistical methods and will require research visits to DSTL in Porton Down. 

Applications will be considered until the post is filled (use the `How to Apply’ link). Applicants should have a background (BSc or MSc) in Applied Mathematics, Physics or related subjects. The post should be taken up before October 2017.

Enquiries should be addressed to either Professor Grant Lythe (grant@maths.leeds.ac.uk) or Professor Carmen Molina-Paris (carmen@maths.leeds.ac.uk). 

Other scholarships

Leeds York NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) - Doctoral Training Grants

The School is a partner in a NERC funded Doctoral Training Project, which provides funding for research projects connected with Environmental Science.

Full details with NERC project descriptions and how to apply can be found here

ESRC: Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Data Analytics and Society

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a 4-year funded integrated PhD and MSc in Data Analytics and Society. 

The CDT will provide postgraduate research and training for up to 52 students, across the Universities of Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield. It will encourage significant advances which bring together social science with methods from computing, mathematics and the natural sciences.

The programme will include an integrated MSc in Data Analytics over the first two years which will provide you with the foundation skills to complete your research project. 

Full details and how to apply can be found here

Deadline for applications: March 2017

 

EPSRC: Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces (SOFI CDT)

Up to 16 fully-funded four-year PhD studentships are available in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces for October 2017 entry.

SOFI CDT provides industrially-integrated, postgraduate training in research, enterprise and innovation for future leaders in the soft matter industrial sector. It combines expertise from Durham, Leeds and Edinburgh universities, industry and central facilities. It brings together 50 academics from departments of Physics, Chemistry, Food Science, Biology, Engineering, Computing, (Applied) Mathematics and Durham University Business School.

For further information on SOFI CDT and how to apply please visit the SOFI CDT website and Facebook page

Informal enquiries can be directed by e-mail to Prof Lian Hutchings (CDT manager).

EPSRC CDT:  Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a 4 year funded integrated PhD and MSc in Fluid Dynamics.

Value of award - full UK/EU Fees + maintenance (~ £14,000,  tbc) for up to four years, subject to satisfactory progress.

Minimum academic requirements - applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a minimum of UK first class honours (or a good upper second class) in a science or engineering discipline.   Applicants whose first language is not English must also meet additional English language requirements.

Additional information
EPSRC: Fully funded studentship for students satisfying EPSRC UK residency rules. Fees only for other EU students.

Full details and how to apply for this 4 year funded integrated PhD and MSc in Fluid Dynamics can be found here

EPSRC and STFC Doctoral Training Grants

Value of award - full UK/EU Fees + maintenance (£13,863 pa) for up to three and a half years, subject to satisfactory progress.

Closing date - Open – no specified closing date, but applications should be made preferably no later than March to be considered for funding to start in September/October.

Minimum academic requirements - Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree in Mathematics or a related discipline, or equivalent. Applicants whose first language is not English must also meet the University's English language requirements.

Additional information
EPSRC and STFC: Fully funded studentship for students satisfying EPSRC and STFC UK residency rules. Fees only for other EU students. 

STFC Studentships are restricted to those working in the area of Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics.

Full details with project descriptions at our Project opportunities pages.

 

Alumni Bursary

If you are a former student of the University of Leeds you may be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary. Find out more

For further details please contact:

Ms Kirsty Clarke
Postgraduate Research Support Officer
School of Mathematics
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5102
Email: math.pgr.admissions@leeds.ac.uk