I am happy to consider taking on PhD students or supporting postdoc applications in any of my research areas, including but not limited to freshwater ecology, urban ecosystems, mimicry/camouflage, socio-ecology, odonatology, and climate change ecology. Please get in touch to discuss a topic.
Postgraduate opportunities (see below for postdocs)
There are a number of opportunities to come and work with me, but these often require application for funds by the student/postdoc. For general postgraduate scholarship information, try the University of Leeds Scholarships Database, where you can search based on your nationality and requirements. Here are a few (hopefully helpful) links to specific resources:
University of Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarships – this is a one-off scheme being run by the University of Leeds for entry into the 2015/16 academic year to study for a PhD. There are a large number of awards, so this represents one of the better odds of obtaining funding. Deadline is 18 February 2015 and you must be UK/EU to be eligible (see link for details).
Frank Stell Scholarship – a very specific scholarship that requires that “Beneficiaries of the awards must be resident or have a parent or parents resident within the former administrative area of the County Council of the West Riding of Yorkshire.” Likely to be low(er)-hanging fruit, so if you or your parents live in West Yorkshire then this is worth investigating.
Frank Parkinson Scholarship – like the Frank Stell scheme, this scholarship requires that “Beneficiaries under the Fund must be born of British parents who have been domiciled in Yorkshire for a period of not less than ten years.” Definitely worth looking at if you are from Yorkshire.
CONACYT– The University of Leeds offers a discount on fees to Mexican students in receipt of a CONACYT scholarship. You can find out more on their website. I currently have a Mexican PhD student working with me, so this has been successful before.
Canadian Government Scholarships – NSERC and other Canadian funders offer opportunities for both postdoctoral fellowships and PhD studentships to be held in the UK. See the website for more details.
Chevening Scholarships – the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships are awarded to outstanding established or emerging leaders to pursue one-year Master’s degrees in any subject and at any of the UK’s leading universities.
Beit Trust Scholarships – these provide funding for students from Malawi, Zimbabwe or Zambia to undertake PhD study abroad. There is also a specific scholarship for MSc study at Leeds.
Marie Curie International Fellowships (UK/EU/International) – a two-year position working with a host at an EU institution carrying out a project agreed-upon by the PI and the fellow. Good money and a great opportunity to gain overseas experience. We have an excellent EU office here at Leeds who are very good at getting these awards (I’ve had a couple of EU grants recently).
Royal Society Newton International Fellowship (non-UK only) – for non-UK scientists to work at a UK institution for two years. Any subject in the natural sciences, social sciences, or humanities.
Royal Society University Research Fellowship (UK only) – For outstanding scientists in the UK at an early to mid-stage of their research career who have the potential to become leaders in their field.
Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship (UK only) – For outstanding scientists in the UK at an early stage of their research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues.
NERC grants – not a postdoc, per se, but I’d be happy to consider supporting an application to NERC for a project with an enthusiastic postdoc as the named investigator.