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jwright92
09-24-2009, 07:38 AM
I am currently applying to do a PhD at Portsmouth University UK. The
subject is an idea of my own - computational optimisation of sport skills.
I have done some proof of concept work which can be seen, along with more
info on my idea, at:

http://www.badmintology.org/Badmintology/Optimisation/Proposal.php

Can anyone think of any sources of funding to help me with course fees,
travel expenses, and other costs? Everywhere I look seems to have criteria
that for one reason or another exclude me (for example student loans aren't
available for PhD and I don't think my credit rating is healthy enough for a
Professional and Career Development Loan). I'm struggling to find funding
that includes sport in its remit. I was thinking of the research councils
but I cannot see how it would fit into any of their prorities.

Thanks for any help you can give.

Joe Wright
badmintology@topracket.com