Last updated on 1st July 2011

Fully-Funded PhD Studentship in Functional Programming

School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham

Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship in the Functional Programming Laboratory in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham, under the supervision of Professor Graham Hutton. The topic for the studentship is open, but will be within the general area of functional programming.

The PhD studentship is available immediately, has a flexible starting date up to 31st December 2011, is for three and a half years, and includes a maintenance grant of £13,590 per year, and tuition fees. Due to the nature of the funding, the position is only open to UK citizens, or EU citizens who have resided in the UK for the last three years.

Applicants will require a first-class undergraduate or masters degree in Computer Science and/or Mathematics, some previous experience in functional programming, and an aptitude for mathematical subjects. The successful applicant will be based in the FP Lab in Nottingham, a leading centre for research on functional programming. The group currently comprises 5 academic staff, 1 research fellow, and 10 PhD students.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Graham Hutton ( In order to apply, please submit the following by email to Professor Hutton: (1) a brief covering letter that describes your experience in functional programming, your reasons for wishing to pursue a PhD in this area, and any ideas you have regarding possible topics; (2) an up-to-date copy of your CV, including your actual or expected degree class(es), and results of all University examinations; (3) the names and email addresses of two academic referees.

Closing date: the position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been appointed. Early application is advised.