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Post-doc, PhD and RA vacancies that come up will be posted here.

If you are interested in joining the lab, there are also some ways to secure funding for this yourself, listed below:

Prospective Post-docs
Prospective PhD students
Prospective Masters students
Research Assistant placements

See the Research page and recent publications for research areas and get in touch if you have a project proposal you would like to develop. Most of these schemes are very competitive so you would need to have a strong academic track record to apply.

Note that there have been no changes yet to UK participation in EU research programmes, or eligibility of EU citizens to study or work at UK universities. The UK government has also guaranteed to cover EU funding beyond the date the UK leaves the EU, so researchers can continue to apply for EU funds.

Prospective Post-docs

Wellcome Trust Early Career awards (next deadline May 2024)

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (next call April 2024)

Newton International Fellowships (next deadline Jan 2025)

Royal Society International Fellowship (next deadline 2025)

Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship (next deadline 2025)

British Academy International Fellowship (next deadline 2025)

NINEDTP Post-Doctoral Fellowships (closing May 2024)

Addison-Wheeler Fellowships (next call late 2025)

There may also be schemes specific to your country.

Prospective PhD students

Besides specific funded projects, there are two other routes to a funded PhD place with me in the Durham Dept – 1. via the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre NINE DTP, and 2. via departmental or faculty studentships (e.g. Durham Doctoral Studentships). Deadlines for the all these are in the first half of January every year. For potential research areas, see the Research page and recent publications. It takes time to select students and develop applications, so get in touch by November or early December if you may be interested in applying.

You can also apply as a self-funded PhD student, or one who has obtained funding from a scheme based in their own country. You can look into potential sources of funding here.

Prospective Masters students

You could do a 1-year research project with me to obtain an MSc / MA by Research. For this programme you carry out a year of research, examined by thesis. Normally self-funded, but see also these potential sources of funding.

You could also do a (smaller) research project with me as part of one of the excellent taught Masters programmes in the Psychology Department.

Research Assistant placements

UK undergraduates can obtain funding for 6-10 week summer research placements in the lab via competitive schemes such as the one from EPS (next deadline March 2024). Research-grant funded placements are also sometimes available.

Durham undergraduates can apply for a Laidlaw Scholarship, which provides two placements in the lab over 3 years supported by up to £6,000 of funding. Durham Psychology undergraduates can also volunteer for a placement through the Department’s Research Assistant Scheme (details on Learn Ultra).

You can also get in touch about placements at other times of year, if you are studying abroad, or from the UK but not a current undergraduate.


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