The government has announced additional funding for the Mathematical Sciences of up to £300 million, which will more than double the current funding for the Mathematical Sciences delivered by EPSRC.
- £19 million pa additional funding for PhD studentships, moving to 4-year studentships as standard and offering 5-year funding for research associates to compete with the US and Europe.
- £34 million pa additional funding for career pathways and new research projects, including multi-institutional projects and programmes.
- £7 million pa additional funding for new PhDs/research fellows at the Heilbronn Institute (Bristol), and funding to increase participants/workshops by a third at each of the Isaac Newton Institute (Cambridge) and International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (Edinburgh).
Also included in the government's package of annoucnemnts is a new, fast-track visa scheme to attract the 'world’s top scientists, researchers and mathematicians', which opens on 20 February.
- Top scientists and researchers to be given fast tracked entry to the UK with no cap on who can benefit.
- UK Research and Innovation to lead new visa scheme for researchers and specialists.
- Existing visa routes led by National Academies also expanded to cover more UK Research and Innovation fellowships.
More information is available here.
Submitted by John Johnston on 30 January, 2020 11:04