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Research Studentships


Departmental Funding

Details of any specific funding opportunities available within the Department will be listed here, as and when they arise.

PhD Studentship in Statistical Methods for Medical Image Analysis

Applications are invited for a PhD funding opportunity offered jointly by the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, UCL and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. The studentship will commence in September 2015 and is based both at A*STAR and the UCL Department of Statistical Science.

The studentship will be 3.5 years in duration, with year 1 spent at UCL, years 2 and 3 at A*STAR and a final writing-up period of 6 months at UCL. The award covers tuition fees plus a maintenance stipend (£15,863 per annum in year 1 and pro rata in year 4; during years 2 and 3 the student will receive a stipend of S$30,000 per annum direct from A*STAR).

This studentship may only be awarded to applicants liable to pay tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (i.e. it cannot be used to part-cover overseas tuition fees).

PhD Studentship in Statistical Regularisation

Applications are invited for a PhD funding opportunity offered jointly by the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, UCL and the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST). The studentship will commence in September 2015 and is based both at JAIST and the UCL Department of Statistical Science.

The studentship will be 3 years in duration, with years 1 and 3 spent at UCL and year 2 at JAIST. The award covers tuition fees plus a maintenance stipend of £15,863 per annum (based on the standard UK Research Council rate with London weighting).

This studentship may only be awarded to applicants liable to pay tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (i.e. it cannot be used to part-cover overseas tuition fees).

PhD Studentship in Statistical Science (Dellaportas)

Applications are invited for a PhD funding opportunity to conduct research in a branch of probability or statistics, commencing in September 2015. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Professor Petros Dellaportas on a topic aligned with his current research interests: MCMC theory, Bayesian model determination, inference and simulation methods for stochastic differential equations, time series forecasting, financial statistics, sparsity.

The studentship is tenable for 36 months and covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate plus a stipend of £15,863 per annum (based on the standard UK Research Council rate with London weighting). International students may also apply, but will need to source additional funding to meet the difference in cost between UK/EU and overseas tuition fees.

PhD Teaching Assistantship in Statistical Science

Applications are invited for a PhD funding opportunity to conduct research in a branch of probability or statistics, commencing in September 2015.

The Teaching Assistantship is open to both UK/EU and overseas applicants and covers tuition fees plus a stipend of £16,057 per annum. The award will be 3.5 years in duration, with the Teaching Assistant spending 6 months of their time teaching (spread across the 3.5 years) and the remainder devoted to undertaking their research.

Applicants are expected to prepare an outline proposal of their work. This is crucial in identifying potential supervisors. Thus, candidates should peruse the research interests of staff before applying.


UCL Funding

There are also a number of relevant schemes funded from elsewhere within UCL.

UCL Research Scholarships

UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) and Overseas Research Scholarships (ORS) aim to attract high-quality students to undertake research at UCL. Up to 20 GRS and approximately 40 ORS are available annually to prospective and current UCL research students.

Applicants will be considered for a GRS, and overseas fee payers will also be considered for an ORS . You only need to complete one application form to be considered for both of these funding schemes, provided you fulfil the relevant eligibility criteria.

Since a combined selection panel will consider ranked applications forwarded by all UCL departments, competition is stiff.

UCL Scholarships for CSC Applicants

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) offers maintenance funding for postgraduate research students from China studying in the UK. The Department of Statistical Science may support a limited number of CSC applications from academically talented students by providing a scholarship that covers their PhD tuition fees.

In order to be eligible for the scheme, prospective students should apply for admission to the MPhil/PhD Statistical Science no later than mid-January and indicate clearly on the application form that the CSC is a potential source of funding. Applicants would then be informed by the end of February whether or not they will be considered for the tuition scholarship. This will provide enough time for them to complete the CSC scholarship online application form with the confirmation that they are to receive the tuition scholarship if awarded the CSC support.

UK PhD Centre in Financial Computing

The UK Centre for Financial Computing offers a number of 3 and 4 year PhD Scholarships, jointly funded by UCL and leading companies in the financial and business sectors.

Students interested in pursuing topics in financial computing, which include a strong overlap with areas of statistics, can be nominated by the Department of Statistical Science (subject to eligibity).

Interested students should register with the Centre and also apply for admission to the MPhil/PhD Statistical Science, indicating clearly that the UKCFC is a potential source of funding.

The London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership

The London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership at UCL offers 4 year scholarships to students interested in multidisciplinary research degrees in environmental science, which may have a strong overlap with areas of statistics.

Interested students should apply directly to the DTP. It may be advantageous to discuss research topics with staff members in the Department of Statistical Science so that they may be identified as potential supervisors at the time of application. A list of PhD projects submitted by UCL researchers (some of whom are based in the Department of Statistical Science) is available at the link below.

CoMPLEX

The Centre for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology (CoMPLEX) at UCL offers 3 and 4 year scholarships to students interested in multidisciplinary research degrees in the medical and life sciences, which may have a strong overlap with areas of statistics.

Interested students should apply directly to the Centre. It may be advantageous to discuss research topics with staff members in the Department of Statistical Science so that they may be identified as potential supervisors at the time of application.

Security Science Doctoral Research Training Centre

The Security Science Doctoral Research Training Centre (SECReT) at UCL offers 4 year PhD scholarships to students interested in multidisciplinary security- or crime-related research degrees, which may have a strong overlap with areas of statistics.

Interested students should apply directly for admission to the Department of Security and Crime Science. It may be advantageous to discuss research topics with staff members in the Department of Statistical Science so that they may be identified as potential supervisors at the time of application.

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