David Crighton Fellowships
The David Crighton Fund was set up in memory of the late Professor David Crighton, FRS, to provide support for young scholars in his research field, i.e. the subfield of applied mathematics concerned with fluid mechanics, acoustics, waves and vibration. The Managers of the Fund are accordingly offering up to four David Crighton Fellowships for research students and postdoctoral fellows in these areas to undertake a visit for two to three months' study and research either in Cambridge, if they are currently based outside Cambridge, or elsewhere, if they are currently based in Cambridge. The award is to be used to cover actual travel and subsistence expenses; the maximum amount of any one award is currently £3,600. The period of study should begin in the calendar year 2013.
Applications are invited from suitable candidates, who should normally be in the second half of their PhD research or have no more than three years' postdoctoral experience. It is expected that candidates will normally come from a Department of (Applied) Mathematics, Engineering or Physics. Applications should be sent to the Secretary of the Head of Department, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA. E-mail: email@example.com or Fax: +44 (0)1223 760497. E-mail is preferred.
The application should include a brief curriculum vitae, a one-page description of the candidate's research topic, a statement of the benefit that can be expected from the proposed period of study, a letter from the proposed senior host stating that he or she agrees to accept the candidate to study with them between specified dates, countersigned by the host's Head of Department and a detailed statement of expected travel and subsistence expenses. Applications must also include the names, addresses, telephone/fax numbers and e-mail addresses of two academic referees. Applicants should ask their referees to send letters of recommendation, to include details of their assessment of the applicant's suitability for a David Crighton Fellowship, including the benefits they are likely to gain from their visit. The letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Head of Department's Secretary, as above.
Limit of tenure: up to three months
Closing date: 18 January 2013.