Any undergraduate is welcome to come and volunteer in the lab for research experience at any time. There are also some specific opportunities to work in the lab for students in the Centre for Sport & Exercise Sciences:
1st Year Faculty of Biological Sciences students
- Every year the Faculty of Biological Sciences supports 20 first year students to work in a lab. We have had two such students, and the first (Kameron Powell) continues to volunteer doing research on throwing. Applications are typically open in November and due mid-December. For more information look on the VLE page for the Undergraduate Office.
- Studentships: There are several summer vacation studentships available (from the Wellcome Trust and the Nuffield Foundation) which support undergraduate students working in a lab over the summer. Applications are due prior to completing your second year. These summer projects can make an excellent beginning for your third year research project. I am not taking applications for 2012 due to paternity leave.
- Third Year Projects: If you are interested in working in the lab for your third year project, please contact Dr Wilson as soon as you can prior to the end of your second year. I typically have projects in mind that I will support, but I am open to a well thought out proposal from students.
Self funded Masters or PhD students are always welcome to join the lab. We offer a Masters by Research, a one year degree in which you complete a research project.
Powered By FindAPhD.com
US students: The Fulbright Commission offers one year's funding towards post-graduate study (either a Masters or the first year of a PhD).
Post Doctoral Fellow
There is currently no funding for post-docs in the lab; however there are several sources of external funding and I am always happy to support an application to these.
Newton Fellowships: http://www.newtonfellowships.org
Newton Fellows will receive an allowance of £24,000 to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 to cover research expenses in each year of the Fellowship. A one-off relocation allowance of up to £2,000 is also available.
In addition, Newton Fellows may be eligible for follow-up funding of up to £6,000 per annum for up to 10 years following completion of the Fellowship to support activities which will help build long term links with the UK.
The scheme is open to post-doctoral (and equivalent) early-career researchers working outside the UK who do not hold UK citizenship.