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Support Announcement:

Level: PhD
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: General Linguistics
Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2014
Supporting Institution: University of Kent
English Language and Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.5248
Posted: 17-Dec-2013
Support Description: AHRC PhD Studentships: English Language and Linguistics

The University of Kent is pleased to announce Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding of the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East (CHASE) of which Kent is a member. CHASE is matching AHRC funding of £17m and will be awarding 375 AHRC studentships over the next five years. Up to 75 of these studentships are offered for September 2014 entry. CHASE will offer students a wide range of exciting opportunities to gain professional experience, work across institutions and disciplines, and acquire advanced research skills. Further information is available at:

Candidates in Linguistics will have to apply for a place on the PhD program in Linguistics offered by the Department of English Language and Linguistics at Kent. You are encouraged to contact a potential supervisor within the Department and the School’s Director of Graduate Studies as soon as possible to discuss your application. Applications should be sent as early as possible and no later than 31 January 2014 to be considered for a CHASE studentship.

Please see our Research pages and Staff Profiles for more details, and for the research interests of individual members of staff.

Due to funding restrictions AHRC studentships in English Language and Linguistics are available only to UK and EU residents.
- UK residents’ awards consist of fees and maintenance
- EU residents’ awards are on a fees-only basis.
Please see guidance on residency requirements outlined in the AHRC’s Student Funding Guide:

Making Your Application:
NB: The application process for AHRC CHASE studentships involves two stages and applicants are recommended to apply as soon as possible.

To be considered for this award, you should make an application for admission to a PhD in the normal manner through the University of Kent Graduate School. You do not need to submit a separate application form to be considered for a CHASE studentship.

For further information please visit our scholarship pages, or email the Head of ELL, Professor Arvaniti (a.arvaniti Linguist List, or the School’s Director of Graduate Studies, Dr Antonio Lázaro-Reboll (a.lazaro-reboll Linguist List

Linguistics at the University of Kent:
The PhD program in Linguistics is offered through the department of English Language and Linguistics (ELL) which is part of Kent’s School of European Culture and Languages. ELL is a young, dynamic and growing department with a vibrant research culture. We specialize in experimental and theoretical linguistics, sociolinguistics and stylistics. In addition to English and its varieties, ELL members work on French, German, Greek, Romani, Francoprovençal, Korean and Russian. ELL has its own research laboratory, the Linguistics Lab, which is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for empirical research and statistical modelling in speech production and perception, language processing and language acquisition. For more information, visit our research pages.
Application Web Address:
Contact Information: Prof. Amalia Arvaniti