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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Distinguished Fellowships

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 Grey Fellowships and the Pascal Fellowships are held by established academics, while the Willmore Fellowships are for non-tenured early career researchers.

Grey Fellowship

Grey College has a very long term relationship with our Department, and provides funds to enable distinguished scholars whose research interests are aligned to those in the Department of Mathematical Sciences to spend a term at Durham. Typically, Grey Fellows collaborate with members of staff on a topic of current interest, participate to the vibrant research environment of the Department, give a seminar during their visit and take part in the life of Grey College.

Grey College provides an apartment within their grounds for a term, together with all meals at high table, but does not include a stipend or any travel or other research expenses. Two or three Grey Fellows are elected by the Board of Studies in Mathematical Sciences every year, on the basis of nominations by members of the Department or by potential candidates themselves. Applications should be sent to by November 30th for tenure during the following academic year.

Grey Fellows

Pascal Fellowship

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.

Pascal Fellows

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.

Willmore Fellowships