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Restart Fellowship

As part of the Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity strategy of the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, the School invites applications for the Restart Fellowship.

The intention of this fellowship is to offer bridge funding for candidates to return to academic study or to a career in mathematics, statistics or physics

To be eligible you must:

  • hold a degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, statistics or physics and,
  • have taken a career break lasting a minimum of two years

Priority may be given to candidates whose career break was due to family caring responsibilities or other personal circumstances.

Some possible scenarios, depending on career stage include:

  1. For candidates with a suitable degree (or equivalent) funding for a 3-6 month stipend to  prepare for PhD studies (with no guarantee of PhD placement). 
  2. For candidates with a PhD, one year of funding to carry out research in their field, to facilitate a return to an academic career. The funding may be spread over two years to allow part-time work.
  3. Funding of a proportion of PhD tuition fees, funding to help covering caring responsibilities, or for travel and/or accommodation expenses over a relocation period.

If this of interest to you, you should submit:

  • a two-page CV
  • academic transcripts
  • names and email addresses for two references
  • a one-page personal statement detailing:
    • your background
    • your interests
    • how you see this fellowship benefiting your return to academic sciences

We're happy to hear from potential candidates. We strongly encourage you to contact Andrew Duncan, Magda Carr or Christine Wright to discuss your individual circumstances and how this fellowship may work for you.

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