Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Queen Mary, University of London, School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film is pleased to announce the
following awards:

1 AHRC (BGP) Research Studentship in Linguistics to cover tuition fees and a
maintenance grant for UK residents (both UK citizens and EU nationals). EU
nationals not resident in the UK are eligible for a fees only award. Non-EU
nationals are not eligible for AHRC awards, with the exception of persons
who have been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain and who can demonstrate a
relevant connection to the UK. We would encourage applications for research
in the fields of theoretical syntax, morphology, and semantics and the
relations between these and/or experimental approaches to these topics.

1 Queen Mary Research Studentship open to any area covered by the School.
Eligible applicants will be working in any one or more of the following
areas: Comparative Literature, Film, French, German, Iberian and Latin
American studies, Linguistics, Russian.

1 Queen Mary Research Studentship in the area of early modern textual
cultures of Western Europe, jointly with the School of English and Drama.

The Queen Mary Studentships will cover tuition fees (home or overseas) and
provide a maintenance grant at the London rate paid by the Research

All awards, tenable for three years, are to be awarded in the spring of 2012
to our most highly qualified candidates applying to start a full-time PhD
programme in September 2012. Subject to funding arrangements holders of
research studentships in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film will
have the opportunity to teach up to a maximum of 4 hours per week in the
second and third years of their study.

In order to be considered for one of these awards applicants should have (or
expect to have at the end of 2011/12) an MA or equivalent qualification.

Applicants who are eligible for both AHRC and Queen Mary funding need submit
only one application in order to be considered for either award.

All required application materials must be received in the Queen Mary
Admissions Office no later than 31st January 2012.

Candidates whose applications are received after the deadline will be
considered for admissions, but not for funding.

Prospective students are strongly advised to consult a potential supervisor,
or the appropriate Graduate Studies Convenor for their chosen subject area,
with a 12-1500 word research proposal well in advance of submitting a formal

For full details on how to apply and an application form, please visit:
Email: / Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8332

Closing Date: 31 January 2012


Blogger Warren Boutcher said...


Queen Mary Principal’s Studentships
Each year Queen Mary offers PhD studentships to highly qualified applicants. Queen Mary Principal’s Studentships cover tuition fees and a maintenance allowance of around £15,000 per year. Applicants from the UK, European Union and overseas are eligible to apply. We are pleased to announce that we will offer one Principal’s Studentship shared between English and French, in the field of early modern textual cultures of Western Europe. This studentship will be awarded for study commencing in autumn 2012.
The field of the studentship
The successful candidate will be jointly supervised by Prof Adrian Armstrong (French) and Dr Warren Boutcher (English). S/he will undertake research in the area of western European textual cultures, in the period 1450-1600, engaging with cultural products in at least two vernacular languages (English, French, Dutch, Italian). Appropriate topics might include, for instance: polyglot emblem books; translations of particular literary genres; the transmission of particular authors or books across countries; or the multilingual output of a single publisher.
Charitable funding requirement
Applicants are required to demonstrate that they have secured, and/or that they have firm plans to apply for, funding from charitable bodies to support their doctoral research. It is not essential to have actually obtained such funding, but you must indicate your plans to do so in detail (naming charities to which you intend to apply, etc.). The successful candidate will be required to inform Queen Mary of any charitable funding that s/he secures for the period of the Principal’s Studentship, and the equivalent sums will be deducted from the studentship accordingly.
How to apply for funding
Applications for funding are made at the same time as applications for admission. In order to be considered for funding, you need to submit:
a) An application, including the following:
 Online application form – you can submit this either to English or to French, depending on the academic school in which you wish to be located (School of English and Drama, or School of Languages, Linguistics and Film)
 Curriculum vitae
 Transcripts
 Two references
 TOEFL/IELTS scores (if applicable)
 Research proposal (1200-1500 words plus bibliography if you are applying to French; 3000 words plus bibliography if you are applying to English)
 A writing sample in English, only if you are applying to French (flexible word length, but maximum 10,000 words)
 Personal statement (optional but recommended)
b) A funding statement, indicating amounts of charitable funding that you have already secured (supported by documentary evidence), and/or the charitable bodies
to which you have applied or plan to apply for funding. The total amount of actual or prospective funding must be no less than £15,000 over a period of three years.
The criteria for the appointment of the student will be:
The strength of the candidate’s academic profile and relevant professional experience;
The quality and appropriateness of the proposal;
The ability of the student to complete the project on time;
The credibility of the candidate’s plans to obtain charitable funding. (NB no preference will be given to candidates who have actually obtained funding, as against those who only have plans to do so at this stage.)
The closing date for applications from candidates wishing to be considered for funding from September 2012 is 31 January 2012. All shortlisted candidates will be interviewed, either face to face or, in the case of overseas applicants, by telephone or Skype. Applicants must be available for interview between 6 and 24 February 2012 (specific dates will be confirmed).
For further information, please contact Prof Adrian Armstrong

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