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BT / SAMBa Women in Mathematics Scholarship

BT / SAMBa Women in Mathematics Scholarship

Deadline for applications: 25th February

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics (SAMBa) is currently recruiting for the September 2020 intake to our programme. We offer full funding for four years to UK/EU students (stipend, fees and research budget).

Our sponsor BT is offering a £3,000 package of enhanced research and training support funds, in addition to a full SAMBa scholarship. This will enable the student to engage in activities promoting women in academic and industrial mathematics. These activities could include participating in international conferences, presenting research to interested groups, undertaking training to enhance mentoring or leadership skills.

SAMBa does not have funding for students outside of the UK/EU.

SAMBa has a current cohort of 85 students whose thesis topics range from problems which are industrially motivated, to more abstract problems, and which use deterministic, probabilistic, statistical and computational mathematical tools. The department of Mathematical Sciences at Bath provides an excellent research environment and the SAMBa cohort offers invaluable peer support.

The first year of SAMBa will consist of courses, projects and symposia tailored to the individual student, together with Integrative Think Tanks. ITTs are intensive, weeklong events where students work in collaboration with academics and industrialists to synthesise relevant mathematical formulations for solving industrial and crossdisciplinary problems.

Each student will choose a supervisor or supervisory team and finalise a thesis proposal by the end of year 1. They will work on PhD research in years 2-4. Graduates from SAMBa will be ready to work in leading academic and industrial roles, collaborating with individuals from different backgrounds, and communicating effectively to both experts and non-experts.

BT / SAMBa Women in Mathematics Scholarship

Further details about the current programme can be found here.

To find out if your application is likely to result in an interview, and to speed up the process, please send an expression of interest to the Centre Coordinator, Helena Lake, at samba@bath.ac.uk

Your expression of interest should state that you are applying for this scheme and include:

  • a short statement (250 words) explaining your motivation for applying to the BT / SAMBa Women in Mathematics Scholarship
  • a short response (250 words) to the question “Why is gender diversity important for mathematical sciences research in the UK?”
  • a 2-page CV which includes your academic and work experience, your nationality and country of residence (for the past three years, not including full-time education)
  • scans of your academic transcript(s)
  • information on where you heard about SAMBa

To apply formally to SAMBa, follow the process through our Doctoral College.

The formal application will be reviewed, and selected candidates will be invited to an interview, after which a final admission decision is made.

All applications will be reviewed rapidly and promising applicants will be invited to an interview at Bath. Successful applicants will hold, or will be expecting, a first or high upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, or in a subject with substantial mathematical content.

More details, are available on our website.

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