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NFFDy Summer Programme 2024


Call for applications to the NFFDy Summer Programme 2024

University of Leeds

8th July 2024 - 16th August 2024

Theme: Applications of Data Driven Fluid Dynamics


We are pleased to announce the details of the NFFDy (National Fellowships in Fluid Dynamics) residential Summer Programme for 2024. The NFFDy scheme has been set up to support Early Career Researchers working in fluid dynamics on their pathway from PhD to PI.  The 11 NFFDy fellows are working for 3 years on a diverse range of research topics including superfluids, lava dynamics, self-cleaning surfaces and 4D flow-MRI, hosted and partnered by universities and other organisations across the UK.

The cohort of  NFFDy fellows benefit from participation in two residential Summer Programmes. The first of which was run by Cambridge in 2023 ( The programme in Leeds in 2024 will follow a similar structure, starting off with two weeks of lectures followed by four weeks of time to work on group projects, alongside sessions for group updates on progress, socials and professional development (e.g. careers support, EDI, policy, outreach). We will also support connections to industry partners/Leeds PhD students if you wish to include them on your project.

The focus of the programme will be on applications of data driven fluid dynamics and will include lectures on methodologies and examples of applications, including industry challenges and policy. Confirmed lecturers so far include Taraneh Sayadi (Sorbonne University, computational fluids; reacting flows; optimisation) and Jean Christophe Loiseau (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers; equation reconstruction from data). Updates to the programme will be posted on the NFFDy website:

This programme is aimed at post-doctoral researchers and early career lecturers or equivalent roles. Attendees will include NFFDy fellows (who are required to attend as part of their fellowship) and external applicants. We invite external applicants to apply. Places will be offered on the programme based on academic achievements, experience, areas of interest, and suitability for the programme. The NFFDy executive committee will select applicants to create an appropriately balanced cohort. Following acceptance onto the scheme, applicants alongside NFFDy fellows will then propose and shape projects in groups online using a padlet.

Eligibility: Current host institution in UK; post-doc or early career lecturer; did not participate in previous Summer Programme hosted by Cambridge

Cost of the programme: £400 programme fee; £1,638 for accommodation for 6 weeks

Funding available: Some funding support available towards programme fee and accommodation costs (see application form)

Please complete the appended application form and return to by the 30th November 2023. Applications will be reviewed by the NFFDy Executive Committee mid-December 2023, outcomes reported early January 2024 and groups assigned to projects January-end of February 2024.

Application Form