PhD Scholarship at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Application deadline: March 12, 2018

The Institute of Fundamental Sciences of Massey University, Palmerston North, invites applications for a PhD scholarship in mathematics.

The research will be in the area of dynamical systems, supervised by Dr. David Simpson. The scholarship covers all tuition fees for international and domestic students and includes a tax-free stipend of NZ$25,000 annually for up to three years.

Applicants should have or expect to receive a BSc(Hons) or MSc or equivalent in mathematics. Previous graduate-level studies in dynamical systems is highly desirable. The starting date is flexible.

Applications including a CV, academic transcript, and cover letter should be sent to Dr. David Simpson, Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, 4410, New Zealand, or by email to d.j.w.simpson(at)

The application deadline is March 12, 2018. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the scholarship is filled, so apply soon to avoid disappointment!

More information about Massey University can be found here. The theory of dynamical systems seeks to explain the behaviour of natural and man-made systems, such as the weather, the stock-market, and biological and chemical processes, through understanding mathematical models of these systems. Dr. Simpson's research focuses on piecewise-smooth systems with diverse applications, see here.