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Departmental Funding

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

UCL Funding

UCL Research Scholarships

UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) and Overseas Research Scholarships (ORS) aim to attract high-quality students to UCL to undertake research. Awards are made annually to prospective and current UCL research students. Since a combined selection panel will consider ranked applications forwarded by all UCL departments, competition is stiff.

Full details on these scholarships, inlcuding the eligibility requirements and application procedure are available from the links below. Applicants will be considered for a GRS, and overseas fee payers will also automatically be considered for an ORS.

The contact in the Department of Statistical Science for step 2 of the application procedure is:

Ms Marina Lewis
stats.pgr-admissions AT ucl.ac.uk

The deadline for completing both steps of the application procedure is 13 January 2021.

CSC-UCL Joint Research Scholarship

Funding offered by UCL and the China Scholarships Council (CSC) aims to expand the educational, cultural and technological co-operation between the UK and China.

Ten awards are available for students intending to pursue research within the Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences (which includes the Department of Statistical Science). A further five awards are available for students intending to pursue research in any subject area in accordance with the CSC’s priorities.

Candidates must first apply for admission to and tuition fee funding from UCL before submitting an application to the CSC. The application for admission to UCL should be submitted directly by the candidate using the online form. The candidate's prospective supervisor should then contact Ms Marina Lewis to express an interest in the candidate being nominated for the tuition fee funding. The deadline for completing both these steps is 13 January 2021.

    UCL Research Opportunity Scholarship

    UCL's Research Opportunity Scholarship (UCL-ROS) is intended to support BME postgraduate research degree students. The scheme offers full financial support and a skills development programme, both designed to promote academia as a more attractive career option. Applicants must be a UK-permanent resident from one of the following BME ethnic groups:

    • Black (Black or Black British African, Black or Black British Caribbean, Black or Black British other or Mixed Black or Black British)
    • Pakistani (Pakistani or Pakistani British, or Pakistani Mixed or Pakistani Mixed British)
    • Bangladeshi (Bangladeshi or Bangladeshi British, or Bangladeshi Mixed or Bangladeshi Mixed British)

    Further details about this scholarship (including how to apply) are available from the link below. The contact in the Department of Statistical Science is Ms Marina Lewis (stats.pgr-admissions AT ucl.ac.uk). In order to be considered for UCL-ROS, candidates must have submitted their admission application and contacted the Department no later than 13 January 2021.

    Doctoral Training Centres

    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.

      UCL Security Science Doctoral Research Training Centre

      The SECReT international centre for PhD training in security and crime science 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.

      Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Intensive Science

      The Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Intensive Science (DIS) offers 4 year PhD scholarships. DIS encompasses a wide range of areas in the field of 'big-data' including the collection, storage and analysis of large datasets, as well as the use of complex models, algorithms and machine learning techniques to interpret the data. Over 80 academics from across UCL are involved in the Centre, including some from the Department of Statistical Science.

      Interested students should apply directly for admission to the Department of Physics and Astronomy. 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.

      Centre for Doctoral Training in Foundational Artificial Intelligence

      The UCL Centre for Artificial Intelligence is host to the UKRI funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Foundational Artificial Intelligence. The CDT provides training and is supported by a large body of industry partners to help the UCL team create an exciting platform to launch the students’ careers as scientists or AI entrepreneurs.

      Interested students should apply directly for admission to the Department of Computer 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.

      Health Data Research UK/Turing PhD Programme

      the HDR UK/Turing PhD Programme aims to develop future leaders in health data science. Its underlying philosophy is that health data science requires a combination of expertise spanning three fundamental areas: statistical, computational and health sciences.

      Interested students should apply directly to HDR UK. 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.