Jack Carr Scholarship Fund

Jack Carr

Professor Jack Carr B.Sc., M.Sc., D.Phil., FRSE (1948-2016)

A Scholarship Fund has been established to commemorate the life and outstanding academic achievements of the late Professor Jack Carr, formerly Head of the Department of Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University.

Professor Carr was widely acclaimed and admired for his inspirational contributions not only to the University, but also to the Scottish and international communities. He helped pioneer distance learning courses to remote centres in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, initiated Primary School Mathematics Masterclasses in Scotland, and was actively involved in developing links with the Edinburgh University department that created both the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences and the Maxwell Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He remained active in retirement, and fully participated in teaching at the Ghana centre of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

Applications to the Jack Carr Fund

The Jack Carr Fund is currently inviting applications for a limited number of small grants not expected to exceed £500. Larger grants may be awarded in special cases. The scheme is open to Heriot-Watt University undergraduate and postgraduate students currently registered in Edinburgh for a degree normally in the mathematical sciences. Postdoctorates in MACS may also apply.

Applications should be submitted to June Maxwell (j.maxwell@hw.ac.uk) throughout the Academic Year 22/23 but preferably by the closing dates of Monday 31 October 2022, Tuesday 28 February 2023, and Wednesday 31 May 2023.

Examples of what might qualify for an award include:

  1. Academic study (excluding costs of student exchange visits and class trips.)
  2. Extra-curricular study in the mathematical sciences including participation in workshops, and short study visits in the UK and elsewhere.
  3. Care and caring costs.
  4. Musical activity.

If you wish to apply to the fund, please download the Jack Carr Fund Application Guide, which includes the application procedure and other conditions.

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