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Scholarships available for UK and EU PhD students

The School has available a number of studentships for students from the UK and the EU, including EPSRC and BBSRC studentships funded through Doctoral Training Grants and School Scholarships. The list is updated on a regular basis so it is worth checking for future opportunities.

School Scholarships

School Scholarships provide full funding (fees and living expenses) for UK and EU students.

EPSRC and BBSRC Scholarships

The EPSRC and BBSRC studentships provide full funding for UK students and for EU students who have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to PhD study, and cover fees only for other EU students.

These studentships are awarded on a competitive basis. 


Scholarships for international students

International Student Recruitment Scholarships

The University's International Student Recruitment team administers a number of  scholarships and assists with external scholarships. Many of the scholarships require an offer from the School before you can apply so early application is encouraged. Once you have an offer from the School we will assist you in applying for scholarships.

Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence (International)

The University of Nottingham Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence (International) is open to all nationalities.

To apply for this scholarship you must first apply the school and received an offer of a place and then apply for the scholarship itself. The scholarship deadline is in early March.



Data-driven coarse-graining and multiscale model reduction for ODEs and PDEs

Supervisor: Dr Matteo Icardi

Project information: This project will be based at the University of Nottingham in the School of Mathematical Sciences in the group of Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Many theoretical tools have been recently developed to reduce the complexity of high-dimensional non-linear ODEs or three-dimensional PDEs in complex environments. These have now an enormous importance in computational chemistry, continuum mechanics, fluid dynamics, and dynamical systems in general. One of these bottom-up formal approaches is the Mori-Zwanzig projection formalism for dynamical systems. At the same time, also data-driven top-down methods, have been widely studied in machine learning and in numerical analysis. In this project, we aim to connect these theoretical and numerical tools to make them applicable for practical applications, such as the molecular dynamics simulation of complex molecule chains, or the relaxation to equilibrium of non-linear reaction-diffusion equations. In the first case, we can rely on the Hamiltonian structure of the full-resolution model, while the latter can be analysed, for example, through their discrete (particle- or mesh-based) counterparts, or through classical spectral analysis. The objective of this project is to develop and implement flexible numerical approaches to deal with the model reduction, multi-scale approximation, and/or coarse-graining of a limited number of model problems, by combining analytical derivations with numerical simulation data. Real-world applications in complex fluids and porous media will be considered.

Funding summary: UK/EU students - tuition fees paid, and full stipend at the RCUK rate, which is £15,009 per annum for 2019/20. There will also be some support available for you to claim for limited conference attendance. The scholarship length will be 3 or 3.5, depending on the qualifications and training needs of the successful applicant.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements: We require an enthusiastic graduate with a 1st class degree in Applied Mathematics (or other field such as Physics or Engineering, showing evidence of deep knowledge of continuum transport models and numerical methods), preferably at MMath/MSc level, or an equivalent overseas degree (in exceptional circumstances a 2:1 class degree, or equivalent, can be considered). 

Application procedure: This studentship is available to start in January or September.

How to apply

Informal enquiries: please email Matteo Icardi

This studentship is open until filled. Early application is strongly encouraged.



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