School of Mathematical Sciences

Student awards

Ian Macdonald award for new research students

The prestigious Ian Macdonald award is a £1000 studentship that will be offered to the PhD applicant judged to be the strongest candidate by the Mathematical Sciences PGR selectors. The winning student will be awarded the prize upon enrolling at Queen Mary.

Prizes and funding for existing research students

The Ann Cook Prize is awarded to the winner of a poster competition open to all PG research students in the School of Mathematical Sciences in their second year of full-time research. All such students are expected to enter and the entries for the prize give a good overview of the graduate research being done within the School. Entrants prepare a poster on some aspect of the topic of their research.

The School of Mathematical Sciences Prize is awarded to the student judged to have given the best presentation on the Annual PGR Day. These presentations are normally given by students in their third year of full-time study.

The Eileen Eliza Colyer Prize is a prize of up to £1000 for a research student in the School of Mathematical Sciences to study at another institution for an extended period with an expert in his or her area. The deadline for applications for the prize is approximately at the end of October each year.

PhD students who seek funding from £400 to £2,000 to cover expenses such as travel, conference attendance, conference organisation and other associated research costs should apply to the QMUL Postgraduate Research Fund(link is external). Applications are considered three times a year.