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Level: PhD
Duty: Research,Teaching
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Application Deadline: 06-Jun-2014
Supporting Institution: Dublin City University
School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies
LL Issue: 25.1990
Posted: 05-May-2014
Support Description: School Of Applied Language & Intercultural Studies (SALIS) is a multilingual, multicultural, research-focused school with specialisms in such fields as Applied Linguistics, Translation Studies, or Second Language Teaching and Learning. Our research takes in European and Asian languages and cultures, and frequently crosses boundaries – disciplinary, linguistic or other. Our scholarship is increasingly concerned with digital technologies. For a full list of research areas, see website:

As part of our commitment to ensuring excellence in doctoral-level research, SALIS is pleased to offer a number of scholarships for full-time PhD students commencing at the end of September, 2014.
Successful candidates will be paid a stipend of €16,000 per annum for up to four years, subject to satisfactory annual progression. Registration fees will also be paid.

- Applicants must hold a relevant undergraduate degree at 2.i or first-class honours level (or equivalent).
- Ideally they should also hold a relevant Master’s qualification.
- Candidates who are currently completing a Master’s qualification are welcome to apply.

SALIS is particularly interested in receiving research proposals in the following areas:
- Workplace-based research in translation studies;
- Second Language Teaching and Learning (especially with reference to English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese or EAL learners);
- Corpus Linguistics;
- Sociolinguistics;
- Translation Technology;
- Children’s Literature Translation Studies;
- Language Policy (including languages in education and EAL learners).

Application Procedure:
Interested candidates must first agree a research proposal with a member of academic staff in SALIS.
They should then apply in writing to:

SALIS PhD Scholarships
School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies
Dublin City University
Dublin 9

The candidates should enclose the following:
- A CV (no more than two A4 pages), including names and contact details of two academic referees;
- A copy of their undergraduate and (where applicable) postgraduate degree certificate;
- Copies of transcripts from their undergraduate and, where applicable, postgraduate programmes (all years);
- A letter outlining their suitability for the scholarship;
- A research proposal. This should be no more than 3,000 words long, and must include the name of a potential supervisor in SALIS, who must have already approved the proposal. The proposal should be accompanied by a bibliography.

Alternatively all of the above documents can be emailed in a single pdf file to:
Salis.Office Linguist List

Candidates who choose to email their applications must put SALIS PhD Scholarships in the subject line.

Preliminary inquiries may be sent to, Dr Jennifer Bruen, Director of Research in SALIS at: Jennifer.Bruen Linguist List

The closing date for receipt of applications by email or post is 17:00 (Dublin Time) on Friday 6th June 2014.
Application Mailing Address: Dr Jennifer Bruen School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies Dublin City University, Glasnevin Dublin Dublin D9 Ireland
Contact Information: Dr Jennifer Bruen Phone:+353 1 700 5194 or +353 1 700 5231 Fax:+353 1 700 5527