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Level: PhD
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: General Linguistics
Application Deadline: 01-Feb-2013
Supporting Institution: University of Manchester
Linguistics and English Language
LL Issue: 23.5366
Posted: 20-Dec-2012
Support Description: The Department of Linguistics and English Language at the University of Manchester invites high-quality PhD proposals in any of our areas of research expertise. Outstanding applications will be eligible for a several competitive scholarships. The President's Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Competition is open to students of all nationalities and research areas starting in September 2013. The Award covers tuition fees (home/EU or international, as appropriate) and the equivalent of the research council stipend (£13,590 in 2012-13). For further information, please see http://documents.manchester.ac.uk/display.aspx?DocID=14860 The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Competition is open to UK and EU students starting a PhD degree in September 2013.The award covers tuition fees and a maintenance stipend (£13,590 in 2012-13) for UK students and tuition fees only for EU students. For further information, please see http://documents.manchester.ac.uk/display.aspx?DocID=14888 In order for applicants to be considered for either a PDS or an AHRC award, an application to the School for a place on the PhD programme has to be received by Friday 1 February 2013. The submission date for the applications under the PDS and AHRC schemes is Friday 1 March 2013. Please see http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/fees/postgraduate-research-funding/ for details of the application process and further information. Information on additional awards (Graduate Scholarships and fee bursaries) offered by the School, for which applicants may be eligible, will also be posted there once confirmed. The Department of Linguistics and English Language is an international centre for Linguistics and English Language, with 20 full-time members of staff and approximately 25 Postgraduate Research students. Its staff members, many of whom are internationally renowned scholars in their specialisms, represent a unique breadth of subject areas and theoretical approaches. Each of them also has a special interest in particular languages and language families. In their research, members of the department combine the advancement of theoretical approaches with a strong concern for their empirical and methodological foundations. For more information about the research interests of individual members of staff and current postgraduate students, please visit http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/lel/. Please note that we cannot normally supervise applications focusing mostly on Language Teaching and Learning. Postgraduate Research students in Linguistics and English Language are part of the diverse and dynamic postgraduate community in the new Graduate School of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/graduateschool/). For informal inquiries about the academic side of the application process, please contact the Postgraduate (Research) Programme director, Prof Eva Schultze-Berndt, at Eva.Schultze-Berndt at manchester.ac.uk. For questions about the administrative side of the application process, please visit http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/apply/ or contact Ms Rachel Corbishley at Phdsalc at manchester.ac.uk.
Application Web Address: http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/apply/
Contact Information: Prof Eva Schultze-Berndt eva.schultze-berndt@manchester.ac.uk