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2024 Research Demonstrator Competition - Funded PhD Opportunities

2024 Research Demonstrator Competition - Funded PhD Opportunities

The UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics Research Demonstratorships are scholarships that fund up to 4 years full-time PhD research. They will be awarded competitively on academic merit. The start date for these opportunities is 1st September 2024.

The total value of the payment of the Research Demonstratorship programme is valued at €22,000  per annum (tax free) together with up to €2,000 in travel allowance over the four years. The positions involve tutorial duties, for which candidates will receive payment on top of their stipend. Successful applicants who do not qualify for any external fee support will in addition be covered for 100% fees. 

The closing date for applications is March 22nd 2024  with results anticipated by the end of April 2024.  Applications should be made via e-mail to Marian Woods ((opens in a new window)smspostgrads@ucd.ie).

Additionally, applicants are required to email the supervisor(s) associated with the project(s) for which they are applying, communicating their interest in the proposed topic(s). 

An application should include as a single email attachment the following documents (in a single PDF) in order to be considered:

1. State up to three topics of interest. Scroll down to the list below for available topics. Please list them in order of preference.  Also please indicate where you heard about the scholarship. 

2. A brief curriculum vitae

3. A statement of mathematical interest (no more than 500 words).

4. Full copies of academic transcripts (translated to English where applicable).

5. Contact details of two academic references (name, telephone number and email address).

6. Evidence that you meet UCD’s English language requirement as detailed here: https://www.ucd.ie/registry/prospectivestudents/admissions/policiesandgeneralregulations/generalrequirements/minimumenglishlanguagerequirements/

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview, that may take place virtually.

Research Demonstrator Terms and Conditions 2024-25

Available Topics 

(opens in a new window)Dr. Wagner Barreto-Souza

(opens in a new window)Dr. Alberto Caimo

(opens in a new window)Dr. Fengnan Gao

(opens in a new window)Dr. Leonard Henckel

(opens in a new window)Dr. James Herterich

Keywords: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Mathematical Modelling, Scientific Computing, Uncertainty Quantification

(opens in a new window)Dr. Lars Kühne

Keywords: Arithmetic Dynamics, Bogomolov Conjecture, Diophantine Geometry, Heights, Unlikely Intersections

(opens in a new window)Dr. Graham Benham

UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics

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