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Level: PhD
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Specific Language: English
Application Deadline: 01-Dec-2012
Supporting Institution: City University of Hong Kong
Department of English
LL Issue: 23.3914
Posted: 20-Sep-2012
Support Description: Dear LINGUIST List members,

My name is Chris Jenks, and I am the Research Degrees Coordinator for the
Department of English at City University of Hong Kong. I would like to inform you
that we are recruiting PhD students for the 'Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme'.
Please inform any potential candidates of this wonderful opportunity to study in
Hong Kong and at our university.

For your information, the Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000
(~US$2,600), and a conference and research-related travel allowance of
HK$10,000 (~US$1,300) per year for a maximum of three years. In addition,
Fellowship recipients at City University will receive the 'Chow Yei Ching School of
Graduate Studies Entrance Scholarship' (HK$66,100; ~USD8,474), which covers
tuition and on-campus hostel accommodation fees for the first year.

Applications for 2013 can be submitted anytime from 3 September - 1 December

Important dates and procedures:

1 December 2012
Applicants should first submit an online application to the RGC
(www.rgc.edu.hk/hkphd). You will be given a reference number during this step.

10 December 2012
Applicants are then required to submit an application, together with supporting
documents, to City University's Online Admission System at
(http://www.cityu.edu.hk/sgs/oas). Please quote the RGC reference number.

January 2013
Application decision.

March 2013
Notification of Fellowship results by the RGC.

Please contact me if you have any questions. You can also visit our website at
(http://www.cityu.edu.hk/sgs/hkphd/index.htm) for additional information.

All the best,


Christopher Jenks, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics
Research Degrees Program Coordinator
City University of Hong Kong
Department of English
CMC Building, M8088


Conversation Analysis Network - Asia (CAN-Asia):
Application Web Address: http://www.rgc.edu.hk/hkphd
Contact Information: Dr Christopher Jenks