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Wednesday, 24 February 2010

25th British Topology Meeting, Merton College 6-8 September 2010

This year the British Topology Meeting will take place in Merton College, Oxford, from Monday 6th to Wednesday 8th of September 2010. We hope that the meeting will be an opportunity to reinforce the strengths of the community of British topology and we aim to represent many of the facets of current topology. For more information please see the BTM webpage.

The event is being supported by the London Mathematical Society and Merton College.

Organisers: Jeffrey Giansiracusa ( Jeffrey.Giansiracusa@maths.ox.ac.uk ) and Oscar Randal-Williams ( Oscar.Randal-Williams@maths.ox.ac.uk )

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Nomura funding renewed

Nomura International plc has recently renewed its sponsorship with an uplifted funding for the Nomura Centre for Mathematical Finance (NCMF) at the Mathematical Institute, for another five years, starting from April 2010. Xunyu Zhou, Nomura Professor of Mathematical Finance and the Director of NCMF, says, We are very pleased with the continuing partnership between Oxford and Nomura, which has become exemplary for academic-industry collaborations. It is also a great vote of confidence from Nomura in the rapidly expanding Mathematical Finance group in Oxford. The new funding will support among others the Nomura Chair, 2 Nomura Research Fellows, the annual Nomura Lecture, the weekly Nomura Seminar series, and academic visitors to the Centre.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

February 2010

EPSRC Industrial CASE Studentship Competition 2010

EPSRC Vacation Bursaries

Philip Leverhulme Prize

Smith Institute Industrial Mathematics Internships

Royal Society Mullard Award

AXA Postdoctoral Fellowships

BBSRC Longer and Larger Responsive Research Grants

Royal Society Industry Fellowship Scheme

Royal Society International Joint Projects

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

EPSRC Industrial CASE Studentship Competition 2010 

Eligibility: Funding for at least 40 3.5-year PhD studentships for businesses to take the lead in arranging projects with an academic partner of their choice.  This is a limited competition and
the EPSRC will only accept proposals from companies wishing to establish a new collaboration.
Deadline: 17th March 2010
Sponsor guidelines: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/CallsForProposals/IndustrialCaseCall2010.htm

EPSRC Vacation Bursaries

Eligibility: Undergraduate student applicants must be registered for a first degree at Oxford in a subject that falls within the remit of EPSRC and must be in the middle years of their degree.  The vacation bursary cannot be used as a bridge between undergraduate degree and PhD or other work, therefore students in their final year are not eligible.  Students should be on track to receive at least a 2:1 classification.
Duration:  Support provided for 10 weeks during the 2010 summer vacation
Deadline: 12th February 2010
Application procedure: Please contact Research Facilitation for further information.  Your completed application must be received by 12pm on the 12th February 2010.

Philip Leverhulme Prize

Eligibility: Awarded to outstanding scholars or practitioners who have made a substantial and recognised contribution to their particular field of study, recognised at an international level, and whose future contributions are held to be of correspondingly high promise.  Prizes are worth £70,000.
Duration:  2 - 3 years
Deadline: 26th April 2010
Sponsor guidelines: http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/philip_leverhulme_prizes/

Smith Institute Industrial Mathematics Internships

Eligibility: Companies and university research groups who wish to develop strong working relationships by engaging a dedicated postgraduate researcher to work on a specific project.  Interns will receive £1,500 per month for the duration of the project.
Duration:  3 - 6 months
No deadline date
Sponsor guidelines: http://www.smithinst.ac.uk/Mechanisms/Internships

Royal Society Mullard Award

Eligibility: Recognition of researchers with an outstanding record in any area of natural science, engineering or technology.  The award includes a prize worth £2,000 and a travel or conference grant worth up to £1,500.
Deadline: 11th March 2010
Sponsor guidelines: http://royalsociety.org/Mullard-Award/

AXA Postdoctoral Fellowships

Eligibility: Applicants may be either researchers having been awarded a doctorate - either recently or some years ago, or students close to submitting or having just submitted their thesis. (Their application will be examined and a grant given on condition that their doctorate is awarded and they commence their postdoc within 12 months). The proposed research must fall within the scope of one of the themes for 2010 set by the AXA Scientific Board, viz.

Life risks: Aging and long term care/Addictions and risky behaviours/Emerging biomedical risks
Societal Risks: Geopolitical risks/Macro-economic, financial, and societal risks
Environmental risks:Natural catastrophes/Risks linked to climate change

Prospective applicants should carefully read AXA's Instructions, including on eligibility, the selection criteria and AXA's selection process.
Deadline: 26th March 2010
Application procedure and sponsor guidelines: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/applying/axa.shtml#doc

BBSRC Longer and Larger Responsive Research Grants

Eligibility: Funding is available to support research projects requiring longer timescales, extensive resources, or multidisciplinary approaches.  Applications must be valued at a full economic cost of £2million and above for a duration of up to five years.
Deadline: 20th February 2010
Sponsor guidelines: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/grants/lola/lola-index.aspx

Royal Society Industry Fellowship Scheme

Eligibility: The scheme aims to enhance knowledge transfer in science and technology between those in industry and those in academia.  Fellowships provide a salary as well as research expenses up to £2,000 per annum.
Duration: Up to two years
Deadline: 3rd March 2010
Sponsor guidelines: http://royalsociety.org/Industry-Fellowships/

Royal Society International Joint Projects

Eligibility: These awards are designed to enable international collaboration by providing mobility grants for researchers and members of their research teams to cover travel, subsistence and research.  The Project Leaders must be from academia, of at least postdoctoral status or equivalent and hold a permanent or fixed-term contract in an eligible organisation which, if it is the latter, continues at least for the duration of the project. Collaborations should be based on a single project including two teams or individuals: one based in the UK and the other based outside the UK. A relationship between both parties should already be established prior to making an application and the collaboration should involve bilateral visits between the UK and the country with which the overseas collaborator is based.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: 25th February 2010
Sponsor guidelines: http://rsbl.royalsociety.org/International-Joint-Projects/

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Marcus du Sautoy to receive 2010 JPBM Communications Award

The 2010 JPBM Communications Award is made to Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford.

The JPBM (Joint Policy Board for Mathematics) is an umbrella organization for four major American mathematical societies: the American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The JPBM Communications Award was established in 1988 to recognize journalists, mathematicians, and others who, on a sustained basis, bring mathematical ideas and information to non-mathematical audiences. The award recognizes a significant accumulated contribution to the public understanding of mathematics.

For the past fifteen years Professor du Sautoy has complemented his love of mathematical discovery with a passion for communicating mathematics to a broad public. He has reached hundreds of thousands through his books, television shows, and hundreds of articles and appearances in newspapers, magazines, television, and radio. His 2003 book on the Riemann Hypothesis, entitled "The Music of the Primes", is a best-seller which has been translated into 10 languages. In his 2008 book "Symmetry: A Journey into the Patterns of Nature", du Sautoy guides the reader through groups and symmetry, from Babylonia to moonshine theory, while at the same time giving an engaging glimpse into mathematicians' minds. His four part television, the Story of Maths, presents a fascinating look at the development of mathematics from the design of the pyramids in Egypt to Perelman's proof of Poincaré's Conjecture.

Whether it is talking about Beckham's choice of number on a sports radio program, explaining the work of the Abel prize winner on Norwegian television, writing a weekly math column for the London Times, hosting a television game show based on math puzzles, or delivering the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, Marcus du Sautoy invariably seizes opportunities to make mathematics more accessible and more appealing.

Monday, 11 January 2010

January 2010

Nuffield Foundation Undergraduate Bursaries

NERC Standard Research Grants

NERC Follow-on Fund

EPSRC Climate Geoengineering Sandpit - call for participants

Wellcome Trust Career Re-entry Fellowships

EPSRC-LMS Durham Symposia - call for proposals

LMS Research Workshops

EPSRC-LMS Short Instructional Courses

Royal Society of Edinburgh International Open Exchange Programme

EPSRC-KTN CASE Awards in Industrial Mathematics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

Nuffield Foundation Undergraduate Bursaries

Eligibility: Undergraduates, Postdoctoral Research Assistants and University Lecturers (early career) registered at a UK Institution.  Bursaries will not be awarded for projects that are part of degree work or expeditions, or that take place overseas for more than 50% of the project time.
Duration: support provided for 6 - 8 weeks.
Deadline: 21st January 2010
Sponsor guidelines and application form: http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/go/grants/nsbur/page_400.html

NERC Standard Research Grants

Eligibility: This is an open competition for curiosity-motivated basic, strategic or applied research.  Grants provide a minimum of £25,000 for directly incurred costs. 
Deadline: 10th June 2010
Sponsor guidelines: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/researchgrants/typesofaward/standards.asp

NERC Follow-on Fund

This award enables scientists to develop research ideas to a stage where commercial opportunities (eg licensing, seed or equity funds) can be secured.
Duration: up to 12 months with no limit on the funding request amount.
Deadline: 15th January 2010
Sponsor guidelines: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/using/schemes/followonfund.asp

EPSRC Climate Geoengineering Sandpit - call for participants

The aim of this call is to invite participants for an interdisciplinary sandpit focused on the development of geoengineering technologies.  It is expected that up to £3.5million will be made available to fund research projects arising from this sandpit.
Deadline: 11th January 2010
Sponsor guidelines: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/CallsForProposals/ClimateGeoengineeringSandpit.htm

Wellcome Trust Career Re-entry Fellowships

These support postdoctoral scientists who have recently decided to recommence a scientific research career after a break of at least two years.
Duration: fellowships are tenable for 2 - 4 years and include salary and research expenses
Deadline: 15th February 2010
Sponsor guidelines: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Grants/Fellowships-and-personal-awards/Basic-biomedical-fellowships/WTD004380.htm

EPSRC-LMS Durham Symposia

This meeting is held in July and usually lasts 10 days with up to around 70 participants from different branches of mathematics.  Preliminary proposals are made approximately two years in advance of the meeting.  Prospective organisers should read the guidance notes (see weblink below).  Each symposium is funded by a substantial EPSRC research grant.
Sponsor guidelines: http://www.lms.ac.uk/activities/rmc/index.html

LMS Research Workshops

These can be research workshops held anywhere in the UK and are an opportunity for a small group of active researchers to work together for a concentrated period, on a specialised topic.  There is no prescribed format for the workshop but it is expected that the number of participants will be no more than 40 and could be as low as 10, meeting for a period of one week or more.
Applicants are advised to contact Professor Nick Manton (manton@lms.ac.uk) informally about their proposed programme and timescale before making an application.
Sponsor guidelines: http://www.lms.ac.uk/activities/rmc/index.html

EPSRC-LMS Short Instructional Courses

The principal aim of the programme is to provide training for postgraduate students in core areas of mathematics.  It is expected that the course will be accessible to first year research students not least to accommodate students from related areas.  Prospective organisers should refer to the sponsor guidelines (see weblink below) and contact the Short Course Facilitator, Dr Riaz Ahmad (facilitator@lms.ac.uk) in the first instance.
Sponsor guidelines: http://www.lms.ac.uk/activities/rmc/index.html

Royal Society of Edinburgh International Open Exchange Programme

This programme supports researchers wishing to further collaboration with research groups in other countries not covered by bilateral agreements.  The grants are for visits of one to four weeks' duration. The society will provide funding to cover travel, visa, subsistence and accommodation costs.
Award maximum not specified.
Deadlines in 2010: 15th January; 7th April; June (date tbc) and 10th October
Sponsor guidelines: http://www.rse.org.uk/international/exchanges/index.htm#eligibility

EPSRC-KTN CASE Awards in Industrial Mathematics

These awards support postgraduate researchers working on new industrial-academic collaborations in mathematics. In general the funders are looking for projects that combine a significant mathematical research challenge with the prospect of commercial impact.
Deadline: 1st February 2010
Sponsor guidelines: http://maths.globalwatchonline.com/epicentric_portal/site/ims/mechanisms/case/?mode=0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Thursday, 31 December 2009
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Friday, 11 December 2009

Mail server downtime, Monday Dec 14th

The mail server has been scheduled for some downtime on Monday, December 14th, at 1PM. The downtime is not expected to last longer than 30 minutes. Please note this should not affect Exchange users.
Wednesday, 9 December 2009

2010 Nomura Lecture

The 2010 Nomura Lecturer is John Campbell from Harvard. The lecture will take place in the late afternoon on the 20th May 2010 (Thursday).
Tuesday, 8 December 2009

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