The School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol invites applications for one or more PhD studentships in association with the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research (HIMR). The School of Mathematics and HIMR are seeking to increase the representation of women at postgraduate and subsequently postdoctoral level, where the proportion of women is not currently in line with that of female top mathematics graduates. It is widely recognised that increasing the diversity of its students and staff has numerous benefits to the University, and it is of particular importance to HIMR. The School and HIMR will therefore only consider applications from suitably qualified female candidates (or those who self-identify as being female) for these studentships.

In addition to pursuing their PhD full-time for the remainder of the academic year, students will spend nine weeks each summer with HIMR, and during this time are expected to participate in classified research in areas of discrete mathematics or statistics. Students may choose a PhD thesis topic outside these areas. The (classified) summer component of the work will not form part of the student’s PhD thesis.

Due to the nature of the Heilbronn Institute’s work, candidates must satisfy vetting before appointment. UK resident UK nationals will normally be able to meet this condition: other potential applicants should consult the Heilbronn Manager about their eligibility before applying.

For further information about postgraduate study in the School of Mathematics and details of how to apply, see here.