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Level: PhD
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
Specific Language: English
Application Deadline: 28-Feb-2013
Supporting Institution: University of Nottingham Ningbo China
LL Issue: 24.506
Posted: 29-Jan-2013
Support Description: PhD Recruitment with a Full Scholarship The Division of English at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China operates in collaboration with 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 a doctoral scholarship for research in the following areas: - Psycholinguistics - Cognitive Neuroscience of Language 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 (at least 3000 RMB a month and free accommodation). The successful candidate will be expected to start in May or Sept, 2013. 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. Experience of ERP/neuroimaging techniques is an advantage. Applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS of 7 as the minimum, with writing no less than 6.0, or equivalent English language qualification. Guidelines for applications can be found at http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/admissions/domestic-students/postgraduate/phd-scholarships.aspx For academic enquiries, contact Dr. Margaret Gillon Dowens: margaret.dowens Linguist List nottingham.edu.cn For more information about the Division of English and the School of English, visit our websites: http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/english/index.aspx http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/english/index.aspx For application or administrative enquiries, please contact: Tel: +86 574 8818 1063 Email: PHDAdmissions Linguist List nottingham.edu.cn For application, please forward by post or by email, the documents listed here: http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/admissions/domestic-students/postgraduate/phdprogram.aspx Closing date: Feb. 28, 2013.
Application Mailing Address: Mr Peter CHEN Administration Building University of Nottingham Ningbo China 199 Taikang East Road Ningbo Zhejiang 315100 China
Application Web Address: http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/admissions/domestic-students/postgraduate/phdprogram.aspx
Contact Information: Mr Peter CHEN peter.chen@nottingham.edu.cn Phone:+86 (0)574 8818 1063 Fax:+86 (0)574 8818 0175