Marie-Curie Visiting PhD fellowship on the modelling and computation of shocks and interfaces (2017)

This Visiting PhD fellowship is held within the International Doctoral Training Network, ModCompShock, funded by the European Commission and other organisations.

ModCompShock is focused on the training of young researchers (ESRs) in the general area of nonlinear hyperbolic and convection dominated PDEs (HCD-PDEs). The research program within this network will be centred in a prominent field (in terms of both history and importance), placed at the very forefront of modern Computational and Applied Mathematics.

Hyperbolic convection dominated PDEs is one of the few areas within Computational and Applied Mathematics where traditionally modelling, Physics, Mechanics, analytical approaches, and advanced computational methods are linked, and have contributed synergistically to several recent achievements, making this field eminently suitable for the training of young researchers.

The supervisor will be a member of the Sussex Team of the network. The Sussex Team consists of faculty members of the Mathematics department working on Analysis, Numerical Analysis and Mathematical Modelling and is coordinated by Prof Charalambos Makridakis.

The Visiting fellowship can be held for a period of up to two years maximum.

Type of award

Postgraduate research

Award amount

A fellowship living allowance, mobility allowance (if needed), family allowance (if needed), and PhD fee waiver.


To be eligible for the award, the funder specifies that the researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organisation (UK) for more than 12 months in the 3 years preceding 01 October 2016.

This position is intended preferably for researchers enrolled in a PhD programme, working at a related research area to the programme ModCompShock (see ).

Applicants should have a strong background one or more areas of Analysis, Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computation, or Mathematical Modeling in Applied Sciences.

Please note that the person appointed will be a visiting researcher, not a PhD student at the University of Sussex.

Application procedure

Apply through the Sussex on-line system

State in the Funding Information section of the application form that you would like to apply for this fellowship, giving the title of the project as above.

Applications should include a CV, as well as transcripts of marks obtained on your degree(s) and the names and contact details of two academic referees. Please also include an overview of why you are suitable for this position and your reasons for applying.


Early application is advised. The fellowship will be allocated as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

First payment of the living allowance will be made on or near the 1st day of the month following the start date.

Further information

This is a full-time award, but with the agreement of the supervisor the visiting fellow may take on a limited amount of teaching for which additional payment will be made. You may be required to attend a training course first.

The award includes an additional training grant of £1650 p.a. for short courses, books, travel, conferences etc.

The Department of Mathematics research webpages can be found here:

Contact details

We welcome informal enquiries, which should be sent to Prof Charalambos Makridakis

Enquiries about the progress of your application, and your admission to Sussex, should be sent to


Available to:
UK, Europe (Non-UK)

At level(s):
PG (research)

Application deadline:
1 September 2017
the deadline has now expired