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Level: PhD
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: Discourse Analysis
Application Deadline: 31-Jul-2012
Supporting Institution: University of Nottingham Ningbo
Division of English/CRALC
LL Issue: 23.3106
Posted: 18-Jul-2012
Support Description: Division of English PhD Scholarships

The Division of English at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China operates in
collaboration with its home school the School of English, Nottingham, one of the
oldest and most prestigious schools of English in the UK. The Centre for Research
in Applied Linguistics China (CRALC) brings together research across both the
Division and the Home School, allowing interdisciplinary work of the highest
standard. CRALC offers an unrivalled research environment which encourages a
unique synergy between the context of our location in China and research practice
in English Studies

The Division of English is advertising two doctoral scholarships for research in the
following areas:

1) Psycholinguistics/Neurolinguistics/Cognitive Neuroscience of Language.
2) Discourse Analysis, World Englishes or Contemporary Literature (19th and 20th

The PhD fellowship is 3 years in length. Tuition fees will be waived and the
recipient will receive a monthly stipend sufficient to cover living costs in Ningbo.
The recipient may be required to spend some time at the University of Nottingham
UK or partner research institutions in Europe.

The successful candidate will be expected to start in September/October 2012.

Applicants must have a good Master's degree in a relevant field, with evidence of
research training and/ or a strong final dissertation or project.

Applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS average of 7
or equivalent English language qualification.

The final day for applications is July 31st 2012. Applications received after this
date will not be considered.

Short-listed applicants will be contacted about interviews.

Full details about the scholarships and how to apply can be found at:


For more information about the Division of English and the School of English, visit
our websites:


For application or other enquiries, please contact:

PHDAdmissions Linguist List nottingham.edu.cn
For academic enquiries, please contact: geoff.hall Linguist List nottingham.edu.cn
Application Mailing Address: Prof. Geoff Hall
University of Nottingham Ningbo
199 Taikang East Road
Ningbo Zhejiang 315100
Application Web Address: http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/admissions/domestic-students/postgraduate/phdprogram.aspx
Contact Information: Prof. Geoff Hall