If we have any funded positions they will be advertised here. If you have your own funding, or would like to apply for funding to study or work in the group, please read on.

PhD applicants


Sofia Gripenberg, Owen Lewis, Becky Morris* and Eleanor Slade are all able to supervise PhD students (in Oxford, the qualification is known as a ‘DPhil’). Our current students are funded through the Environmental Research Doctoral Training Partnership (previously NERC studentships), prestigious independent studentships (e.g. the Christopher Welch Scholarship) and, for overseas students, scholarships funded by their home countries (see the Department of Zoology website). Applications for the Environmental Research DTP are due in January (see here for details on how to apply). If you’re interested in studying for a DPhil please contact us well in advance of the university deadlines, preferably attaching a CV, research interests and your ideas about your preferred research topics.

*Since Becky Morris has moved she will now recruit PhD students through the University of Southampton – please contact her for details.


Postdoctoral Researchers


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 Zoology website for more details and contact us if you are interested in this possibility.