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John

PhD Doctor of Philosophy

Expertise
Ecology, evolution, biomechanics, human anatomy and physiology, comparative anatomy and physiology
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Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Research grant proposal

For this project you will explore how to write a success small research grant proposal from conception to submission. You will come up with your own novel research question, design an experiment to carry it out, and write a research proposal to seek your own funding. This is a terrific exercise in understanding (i) what makes a good research question, (ii) what techniques are available to answer questions that intrigue you, and (iii) how to effectively communicate your ideas to special and non-specialist audiences. Proposals are typically short (approx. 500 words and < 1 page) and will hone your ability to understand what research entails and how to concisely convey all necessary information.

Coding skills

RStudio