PhD positions in infancy research at Lancaster University, UK

3 PhD studentships in interdisciplinary infancy research for entry in October 2018

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Deadline for applications: 5 February, 2018

Lancaster University, one of the top 10 universities in the United Kingdom, has one of the largest infancy research groups in Europe. Here, we study cognitive, language, social and emotional development in populations ranging from foetuses to pre-school children and beyond with a large range of methods (e.g., remote and head-mounted eye tracking, EEG, computational modelling, NIRS, 4D ultrasound, EMG).

We are now inviting applications for three fully funded PhD scholarships in infancy research for entry in October 2018. All scholarships will cover UK/EU fees (or a portion of overseas fees) and provide a living stipend (approximately £14,500 per year) and access to a grant for research training support. The studentships are part of the Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarship Programme in Interdisciplinary Research on Infant Development ( which, together with match funding from the University, provides a total of 22 studentships. Applicants should have an excellent undergraduate and Masters degree in Psychology or a related discipline.

The Programme is based in the Psychology Department of Lancaster University (UK; see ). These studentships will have a strong interdisciplinary focus with the expectation to employ multiple methodologies. Applications that bring important and innovative ideas to match and complement the research interest of current staff are more likely to be successful. Informal enquiries should be directed to members of staff prior to application. For potential supervisors in this Programme see .


For information on how to apply see .

For further information concerning the studentships, please contact Prof. Gert Westermann (, and about postgraduate study more generally, please contact the Department of Psychology postgraduate office ( See the Lancaster Leverhulme Scholarship Programme website for more information. Further information about PhD study at Lancaster can be found here: