If you would like to carry out your doctoral studies in my team, please contact me describing briefly:
- The hypotheses that you would like to test during your DPhil (PhD)
- The study system(s) you would like to use and why
- The funding bodies that you are eligible for and are pertinent to the proposed research (More below)
- Attach your CV and any pertinent publications
Please contact me well ahead (~3 months minimum) of the January annual application deadline (See here to discuss your ideas, feasibility and funding). Funding to do your PhD at Oxford can be obtained through a series of external or internal and highly competitive* fellowships. Most of the internal support is eligible only for UK and EU citizens, with the exception of funds like Natural Motion or Clarendon. You are also welcome to explore other funds such as the Rhodes Foundation, Commonwealth or scholarships from your own alma mater/state/country. The easiest way for an effective exploration of your opportunities with regards to external funding is to ask the graduate office at your undergraduate university, other potential contacts from your country who might have come to Oxford, or even your embassy/consulate. Oftentimes, private foundations offer fantastic sources of support for PhD tuitions and more, but these are not very well advertised, so you may want to spend some time doing your homework on the inter-webs… This is something that takes time, careful planning, and cannot be left for the last minute.
*For most of these, having a peer-review publication under your belt will make you competitive.
The following website explains the various ways to come to carry out your DPhil at Oxford Zoology.
In addition, keep your eyes open for calls on the Newton Abraham studentship, which supports students for 3.5 years at Oxford. More information here.