We currently support 40 Fellows and PhD students, 12 of whom (i.e. 30%) are women.

We have been looking at ways to address the current and historic gender imbalance in our team.  As a result we are introducing new schemes targeted specifically at increasing the number of female Heilbronn Fellows and PhD students.

PhD Studentships

The Heilbronn Doctoral Partnership invites applications for fully-funded PhD studentships in association with the Universities of Bristol, Manchester and Oxford.

In addition to undertaking cutting-edge research in one of the partner universities, students on this programme will have the opportunity to spend nine weeks each summer (in years 1-3) at the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research (HIMR), where they will contribute to the classified research activities of the institute. However, this is not a requirement of the studentship

Successful candidates who wish to work at the Heilbronn Institute must satisfy vetting in order to engage with the classified research at HIMR and UK resident UK nationals will normally be able to meet this condition.

Students from traditionally under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please see our Postgraduate page for further information, including how to apply

Referral Rewards

We want to recruit the most able mathematicians and are strongly committed to supporting women. More generally we seek to increase the diversity of our applicant pool. We will offer £500 towards the personal research expenses of any member of staff at a UK University who refers an applicant who is then successfully appointed to a Heilbronn Fellowship, and who increases the diversity of the Institute.

If you wish to draw our attention to such a candidate, or if you wish to submit your referrals, please contact the Heilbronn Manager at heilbronn-manager@bristol.ac.uk

Network events

We are a supporter of the  Good Practice Scheme coordinated by the London Mathematical Society .  Our  aim is to advance women’s careers in mathematics and we therefore particularly welcome women to join us by getting involved in our events to bring female staff and graduate students together.  In many areas of mathematics women are in the minority and this is a chance to meet female staff and postgraduate students they would not normally encounter. We also support some mathematics meetings for women run elsewhere.

Support for carers

We are able to help with  the cost of child care for invited speakers and participants attending Heilbronn’s events .

For further information please contact the Heilbronn Manager at heilbronn-manager@bristol.ac.uk