There is a vibrant research culture within the School, and research activities span a wide range of disciplines within mathematics, statistics and actuarial science.
We have excellent facilities and offer plenty of opportunities for research fellows to pursue their research, interact with experts in the field, and develop their career.
The School provides extensive support for post-doctoral researchers to assist them with their fellowship application. Furthermore, the University of Kent is committed to developing its research fellows into the academics of the future, through its highly popular Early Career Researcher Network and Grants Factory programmes.
Working as a Fellow at Kent
Dr Rachel McCrea spent three years in the School as a National Environment Research Council (NERC) Fellow, which allowed her to establish herself as an independent researcher, work with a number of project partners and develop her international reputation. She is now Senior Lecturer in Statistics at Kent.
My NERC Fellowship was the most enjoyable time of my academic career so far. The University of Kent was a fantastic host, and I became embedded in its thriving academic community, learning key skills from a number of role models.
How to apply
Possible funding sources
Jackson Fellowships offer STEM professionals returning
to a research career after a break of two or more years for a family, health or
caring reason, the opportunity to balance a personalised retraining programme
with a challenging research project, held in a supportive UK university or
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Fellowship Scheme has several rounds each year with no closing dates for the submission. Applicants should refer to the EPSRC thematic programme priorities for additional details on the research areas.
The European Research Council (ERC) offers various funding schemes, which are open to top researchers of any nationality or age who wish to carry out their research in the EU. Of particular interest are the ERC Starting Grants for researchers with two to seven years of experience since completion of their PhD.
National Environment Research Council Fellowships provide opportunities for outstanding environmental scientists.
Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 offers
major awards to scientists and engineers for research, development and design.
Its aims are to support education for the benefit of productive industry.
Grace Chisholm Young Fellowships are offered by the London Mathematical Society to
mathematicians who need support when their mathematical career is interrupted
by family responsibilities, relocation of partner, or other similar
circumstances. Two fellowships are offered each year.