EPSRC Early Career Forum in Mathematical Sciences

Grand Challenge Equations by Duncan Hall CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Grand Challenge Equations by Duncan Hall CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

EPSRC is seeking Expressions of Interest for membership in their Mathematical Sciences Early Career Forum. The forum is a way for EPSRC to interact with researchers in the early stages of their career in order to share information on EPSRC policy and process. It is also an opportunity for early career researchers to network with colleagues from across the country, interact with senior academics that have a strong connection to EPSRC and to discuss future EPSRC strategy related to the Mathematical Sciences.

Forum members will be expected to attend two events per year, where there will be a number of interactive sessions on topics such as understanding funding opportunities, the peer review process, accelerating impact and building leadership.

EoI is via a web based form on the EPSRC website and you’ll need to apply by 30th June 2016. Eligibility is not strictly defined in the guidance, but EPSRC state that they are keen to hear from people who are in the process of applying for, or recently awarded, a First Grant.

The criteria you’ll need to address to be selected are below:

  • Rationale for wishing to join the EPSRC Early Career Forum in Mathematical Sciences.
  • How does the applicant’s research fit within the scope of the Mathematical Sciences theme?
  • How does the applicant envisage using membership of the Early Career Forum in Mathematical Sciences to develop as an independent researcher?
  • Evidence of inspiring and giving a lead to fellow researchers.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss your application further, please contact your Faculty Research Funding and Policy Manager.

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