I am studying for a PhD in an area of mathematics called combinatorial group theory at the University of Essex. I started in October of 2017 and, so far, my research is going well. Here is my profile on the university website.
I was awarded a scholarship by dint of my academic record. It pays for my tuition fees and living expenses, but only for the first three years.
A PhD in the UK can take up to four years. There's a chance that I might require that extra year but, unfortunately, I don't think I could afford it at this rate. Thus I have decided to start a fundraising campaign early, just in case I need it.
If it turns out that I do not require an extra year, then the money will go towards either living expenses (depending on my circumstances in 2020) or some charity that I'll let you decide by popular vote.
Combinatorial group theory has applications not only in other areas of mathematics, like topology for instance, but also in daily life, like cryptography. My research is on properties of a certain, infinitely large set of groups (in the technical sense of the word) that has only just been classified in terms of precisely which of the groups in the set are finite and which are infinite.
Any donations will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for reading this!
[NB: The credit for the image of this campaign belongs to my supervisor, Prof. G. Williams.]