Cambridge University Reporter

David Crighton Fellowships: Notice

The David Crighton Fund was set up in memory of the late Professor David Crighton, FRS, to provide support for young scholars in his research field, i.e. the subfield of applied mathematics concerned with fluid mechanics, acoustics, waves, and vibration. The managers of the Fund are accordingly offering up to four David Crighton Fellowships for research students and postdoctoral fellows in these areas to undertake a visit for up to three months' study and research either in Cambridge, if they are currently based outside Cambridge, or elsewhere, if they are currently based in Cambridge. The award is to be used to cover actual travel and subsistence expenses; the maximum amount of any one award is currently £2,500. The period of study should begin in the calendar year 2008.

Applications are invited from suitable candidates, who should normally be in the second half of their Ph.D. research or have no more than three years' postdoctoral experience. It is expected that candidates will normally come from a Department of (Applied) Mathematics, Engineering, or Physics. The application should include a brief curriculum vitae, a one-page description of the candidate's research topic, a statement of the benefit that can be expected from the proposed period of study, a letter from the proposed senior host stating that he or she agrees to accept the candidate to study with them between specified dates, countersigned by the host's Head of Department, and a detailed statement of expected travel and subsistence expenses. Applications must also include the names, addresses, telephone/fax numbers, and e-mail addresses of two academic referees. Applications should be sent to Head of Department, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, CB3 0WA (fax 01223 760497, e-mail E-mail is preferred.

Applicants should ask their referees to send letters of recommendation, to include details of their assessment of the applicant's suitability for a David Crighton Fellowship including the benefits they are likely to gain from their visit. The letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Head of Department's Secretary as above. Applications and references should be received by the Head of Department's Secretary by 14 January 2008.