The International Motor Development Research Consortium (I-MDRC) was established in 2015 as a way to bring together an international body of researchers at various points in their career and from a variety of countries and research backgrounds. Our purpose is to increase visibility and impact of Motor Development research over the next decade through meaningful collaborations.


The Fifth Assembly of the International Motor Development Research Consortium will take place in Komotini, Greece in September 2021! The School of Physical Education and Sport Science at the Democritus University of Thrace will be hosting - mark your calendars to join us in Greece!

The Fourth Assembly of the International Motor Development Research Consortium was co-hosted with CIAPSE (Congres International sur I'Activite Physique e le Sport chez l"Enfant) in Verona, Italy from September 11-14, 2019. Pictures and details from this conference will be available shortly on the Fourth Assembly page.



Check out the Research link to get information on recent publications of I-MDRC members, an Essential Reading list compiled by leaders in the Motor Development field, and our Featured Researcher,  Dr. Jane Clark.


The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is searching for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate  Professor within a focus in Exercise and Disability in Kinesiology

The specific announcement can be found here:

Michigan Exercise and Disability Announcement

More information about UM Kinesiology may be found here:

UM Kinesiology

PhD Position - Neuroimaging of Movement Disorders

The Motor Neuroscience and Neuroimaging Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware, led by Dr. Roxana Burciu, is looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree starting in Fall 2020. For more information on our doctoral program, please visit https://sites.udel.edu/bioms/. The mission of the lab is to advance knowledge of human neural control of movement and leverage this information to improve motor function for people with neurological impairment. Current projects in the lab use a multidisciplinary approach, including advanced functional and structural MRI techniques (e.g., task-based and resting-state fMRI, structural MRI including DTI, arterial spin labelling), genetics and behavioral protocols, to investigate how the brain and behavior change in people with Parkinson’s disease. The lab is integrated with several other motor control labs studying how motor control changes in aging and Parkinson’s disease, which provides a rich scientific and collaborative community.
We welcome students who:
  • Already have, or who expect to soon have, a Master’s degree in neuroscience, psychology, biomedical engineering, biomedicine, or related field.
  • Have a strong interest in neurology and neuroimaging.
  • Have experience with brain imaging softwares (e.g., FSL, SPM, AFNI) and/or knowledge of MATLAB, python or similar programming languages.
  • Are team-minded, flexible with the required tact and sensitivity for dealing with patients.

For further information please contact Dr. Roxana Burciu at rgburciu@udel.edu.


Doctoral Student Funding Opportunity at USC


Full-Time Doctoral (Ph.D.) Graduate Assistant in Physical Education Pedagogy  or Motor Behavior (up to 3 years)

  • 20 hours per week
  • Department of Physical Education (ranked #1 in the nation)
  • College of Education
  • University of South Carolina
  • Please send expressions of interest to Dr. Ali Brian (abrian@sc.edu) or Dr. David Stodden (stodden@mailbox.sc.edu)

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