The department of Mathematical Sciences awards several fellowships on a regular basis to academics who share a research interest with at least one member of staff. The Pascal Fellowships are held by established academics, while the Willmore Fellowships are for non-tenured early career researchers.
The Blaise Pascal Fellowships have been established following a generous bequest by Mrs Marjorie Roberts in 2006. These aim at supporting the research and teaching in Pure Mathematics and Natural Philosophy (Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics). Pascal Fellows deliver the annual Pascal Lecture during their visit to Durham.
Pascal Fellowships provide £500 to fund travel and subsistence expenses for a short research visit to Durham at any time during the year. One Pascal Fellowship is awarded every year, following election by the Board of Studies in Mathematical Sciences, on the basis of nominations by a member of the Department.
Willmore Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Department of Mathematical Sciences is investing in excellence and will recruit outstanding postdoctoral researchers as their Willmore Fellows. The plan is to offer one such position every year, following a call in November/December and have three Willmore Fellows at any time from October 2019.