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EPSRC Reference: EP/J500896/1
Title: Academy for PhD Training in Statistics (APTS) - Follow on Funding
Principal Investigator: Kendall, Professor W
Other Investigators:
Firth, Professor D Fearnhead, Professor P Bowman, Professor A W
Didelez, Professor V Wood, Professor A Meinshausen, Dr NF
Wood, Professor S Samworth, Professor RJ Johansen, Dr A M
Woods, Professor D
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Department: Statistics
Organisation: University of Warwick
Scheme: Training Schools (Non-FEC)-NR1
Starts: 01 October 2011 Ends: 30 September 2016 Value (£): 144,324
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Statistics & Appl. Probability
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
09 Jun 2011 Mathematical Sciences Taught Course Centres Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The Academy for PhD training in statistics is a collaboration between nine prominent UK University statistics research

groups, which delivers a basic core of first-year training to PhD students in statistics (including students of statistical

methodology, applied statistics and applied probability) across the UK. This pooling of academic resources allows us to

offer new PhD students from across the UK a systematic, high quality grounding in the most essential mathematical,

computational and statistical techniques, as well as authoritative overviews of important areas of statistical research. The

Academy thus addresses directly some key concerns of the 2003 EPSRC/CMS International Review of Mathematics

about the breadth and quality of UK PhD training and specifically the chronic shortage of well-trained research

statisticians. Its success in doing this has been endorsed by the findings of an EPSRC-sponsored review by DTZ.

Presently training is given to an annual cohort of more than 60 first year PhD students, coming from more than 30

institutions in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Training is centred on four intensive residential weeks, each week involving

the teaching of two APTS modules. The continuation of EPSRC funding will allow partial support of travel to APTS weeks

for participating EPSRC PhD students, contribute to preparation and updating of APTS modules, and cover central

administration costs. This will facilitate the movement of APTS to a self-funding mode at the end of the grant period.
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