LINGUIST List 28.4848

Fri Nov 17 2017

Support: General Linguistics: PhD, University of York

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 17-Nov-2017
From: Paul Foulkes <>
Subject: General Linguistics: PhD, University of York, UK
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Department: Language & Linguistic Science
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of York

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics
Syntax, Semantics, Phonetics, Phonology, Psycholinguistics, LVC, Sociolinguistics


The Department of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York invites applications for PhD programmes starting in October 2018.

Several funding schemes are available:
1. AHRC funding for UK/EU students
2. ESRC funding for UK/EU students
3. Wolfson Foundation funding for students of any nationality
4. Departmental funding for students of any nationality
5. University of York scholarships and bursaries for international students

The UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) fund studies through collaborative doctoral training partnerships. These partnerships are responsible for the distribution of studentships and for the coordination of a doctoral training programme. AHRC and ERSRC funding is available to UK students (fees + stipend of approximately £14,500) and EU students (fees only).
Applicants for funding must have applied for a PhD and/or Masters place at York. Note that the application forms are detailed and require considerable time to prepare. You should follow the online application procedure:

The closing deadline for all applications is Wednesday 24 January 2018, 17.00 GMT.

1. AHRC funding

The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) is a Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. WRoCAH is able to offer over 50 AHRC studentships per year to candidates with a place for doctoral study at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield or York. Applicants for an AHRC studentship must already have applied for a PhD programme at one of Leeds, Sheffield or York. The AHRC funds linguistic research in a wide range of areas. Current first year PhD students are also eligible to apply for 2 years’ funding.

2. ESRC funding

The White Rose Social Science DTP is a partnership of seven universities. It distributes at least 40 scholarships with funding from the ESRC. It focuses on topic areas in the social sciences. Applications must link the proposed PhD topic to one of seven pathway themes: Cities, Environment, and Liveability (CEL); Security, Conflict, and Justice (SCJ); Education, Childhood, and Youth (ECY); Data, Communication, and New Technologies (DCT); Wellbeing, Health, and Communities (WHC); Sustainable Growth, Management, and Economic Productivity (SMP); Civil Society, Development, and Democracy (CDD). Projects on sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and forensic speech science are suitable for this scheme.

Most students funded through this scheme take a one year MA in Social Research, followed by a PhD.

3. Wolfson Foundation funding

The Wolfson Foundation offers four scholarships. At least one will be in in Languages, defined as applied languages rather than linguistics. It may involve the study of literary or historical texts, where these are in languages other than English. Wolfson covers tuition fees at the UK/EU or overseas rate, as well as an annual stipend of £27,666.

4. Departmental PhD scholarship

The Department of Language and Linguistic Science offers a studentship at the equivalent rate to the AHRC and ESRC (i.e. it covers fees at the UK/EU rate and a scholarship of approximately £14,500). This scholarship is open to students of all nationalities, but note that fees are covered at the EU fee level. Non-EU students must be able to fund the difference in fees.

5. Funding for international students

For international students the University of York also offers various other scholarships and bursaries.

Applications Deadline: 24-Jan-2018

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Prof Paul Foulkes

Page Updated: 17-Nov-2017