PhD applicants

In Oxford, the PhD qualification is known as a ‘DPhil’. Current CERO students are funded through the Environmental Research Doctoral Training Partnership (previously NERC studentships), the Interdisciplinary Biosciences Doctoral Training Programme, prestigious independent studentships (e.g. the Christopher Welch Scholarship) and, for overseas students, scholarships funded by their home countries (see the Department of Biology website). Applications for the Doctoral Training Programmes are due in January (see here for details on how to apply). If you’re interested in studying for a DPhil please contact Owen well in advance of the university deadlines, preferably attaching a CV, research interests and your ideas about your proposed research topics. Becky Morris and Sofia Gripenberg have moved and will now recruit PhD students through the Universities of Southampton and Reading, respectively – please contact them for details.

Postdoctoral Researchers and Fellowships


We encourage motivated postdoctoral researchers to contact us. If you wish to apply for an independent research fellowship in topics related to research within the group we may be able to support and assist with your application – please see the Department of Biology website for more details and contact Owen if you are interested in this possibility.