The way that the research councils in the UK fund Ph.D. students has recently changed. The research councils now fund doctoral training programmes. Prospective students should apply to these programmes. There are currently several Doctoral Training Programmes at Oxford. If you are interested in doing a Ph.D. in the group, and are eligible to apply to one of these Doctoral Training Programmes please do get in contact. There are various other possible sources for Ph.D. funding in the UK, and in Oxford. Useful information is available here. Please do get in contact listing possible scholarships you could apply for, and briefly describing the research questions you are interested in addressing. I won’t reply to email enquiries that have not been tailored to conducting research in the E2D group.
Potential post-docs and research fellows
I can only take on post-docs if I have won a grant to employ a post-doc to conduct research on a specific system, or if the post-doc has secured a fellowship to conduct research. Sadly, I don’t have a limitless pot of money to employ people who would like to conduct a post-doc on their favourite animal. If I secure funds to appoint a post-doctoral research I will advertise the post-doc as widely as possible, including this website. If there is no announcement of a post-doc position that I am looking to fill on this website, then I don’t have funds to support a post-doc.
If you are interested in applying for a fellowship to join the group please do get in contact. It would be helpful if you have identified possible sources of funding, and have some ideas about the research you would like to conduct. The Natural Environment Research council, the Royal Society and the Leverhulme Trust offer prestigious fellowships. You can find out if you are eligible to apply, and whether you are likely to be competitive, by reading the relevant webpages. There are plenty of other organization that award fellowships, so don’t restrict your search to just these three.
We are always happy to host self-funding sabbatical visitors who have research interests that overlap with those of the group. Please get in contact if you wish to visit.