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Thursday, 31 December 2009
Thursday, 17 December 2009
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
Monday, 30 November 2009

November 2009

Fellowships: 

Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships

Newton International Fellowships

1851 Royal Commission Fellowships

ERC Advanced Grant (personal fellowship)

Leverhulme Trust senior research fellowships (Royal Society)

Partnerships for public engagement starter grants (EPSRC)

LMS collaborative small grants

LMS conference grants

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships

Eligibility: early stage (1-2 postdoctoral positions), PhD must be submitted before 1st October 2009, citizenship restrictions (see guidelines for details)
Duration: maximum 4 years
Internal deadline: 7th December 2009
Sponsor guidelines: http://tr.im/Gcf4 

Newton International Fellowships

Eligibility: early stage (1-2 postdoctoral positions), see guidelines for details
Duration: 2 years
Internal deadline: 4th January 2010
Sponsor guidelines: http://tr.im/Gcff 

1851 Royal Commission Fellowships

Eligibility: citizenship and residency restrictions (see guidelines for detail), PhD must be from different institution to where fellowship held
Duration: 3 years
Internal deadline: 25th January 2010
Sponsor guidelines: http://tr.im/Gcfv

ERC Advanced Grant (personal fellowship)

For researchers who have already established themselves as independent research leaders in their own right. ERC Advanced Grants allow exceptional established research leaders in any field of science, engineering and scholarship to pursue frontier research of their choice.  
Funding: up to € 3.5 M per grant (normally up to € 2.5 M)
Duration: up to 5 years
Internal deadline: ASAP
Sponsor guidelines: http://tr.im/Gccg

Leverhulme Trust senior research fellowships (Royal Society)

Provides opportunities for academics in all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering but excluding clinical medicine, to be relieved of their teaching and administrative duties while conducting full-time research.  Providing a reimbursement of the candidate's salary costs to their employing institution and research expenses worth up to £2,500.
Internal deadline: 11th December 2009
Sponsor guidelines: http://tr.im/Gcdi

Partnerships for public engagement starter grants (EPSRC)

EPSRC is particularly interested in projects that not only increase the public's awareness of science and engineering, but also include some level of dialogue between members of the public and scientists or engineers.  Funding for starter grants will not exceed £20,000 full economic costs per award.
Internal deadline: 11th December 2009
Sponsor guidelines: http://tr.im/Gce6  

LMS collaborative small grants

These support visits for collaborative research, either by the grantee to an institution in the UK or abroad, or by another mathematician to the home of the grantee.  Up to £600 is available.
Internal deadline: 10th January 2010
Sponsor guidelines: http://tr.im/Gcek

LMS conference grants

These grants are for organisers of mathematical conferences to be held in the UK.  The current upper limit for grants is £6000.
Internal deadline: 10th January 2010
Sponsor guidelines: http://tr.im/GceI

Thursday, 26 November 2009

1st Columbia-Oxford Worskhop announced!

The 1st Columbia-Oxford Joint Workshop in Mathematical Finance will be held on 28-29 June, 2010, at Columbia, New York.

Thursday, 19 November 2009
Sunday, 15 November 2009
Friday, 13 November 2009

Remote Access to IT Services

A (trial) remote access portal (RAP) has been setup to provide easier access to common resources simply via a web browser. The RAP website makes it easy to remotely access your files, start remote applications sessions, access journals websites etc. Please note that you need to have the Sun Java JRE installed on your machine for this to work. Most modern machines come with it pre-installed, but if you experience difficulties please get an updated version of the JRE from http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp .

Authenticated SMTP has also been enabled on the departmental mail server. This may be of particular use to mobile users using an IMAP connection to read their email. Traditionally in such a situation sending email required a specific configuration depending on the location. With authenticated sending it is possible to simply configure the mail client to always send via the maths system.

Lastly a single web page http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/help/remote-access has been created which list the various options for remote access to email, files, applications and journals. In each section the top option is typically the easiest one to use.

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