Thursday, 13 May 2010
PhD studentships at Leicester: deadline 4 June 2010
For those of you considering PhD research in translation:
The School of Modern Languages at the University of Leicester is making available two bursaries for candidates interested in pursuing PhD research in the area of Translation Studies.
Home/EU students: Exemption from fees; £10,000 living cost allowance.
Overseas students: Fee reduction to the value of the H/EU rate; £10,000 living cost allowance.
Home/EU students: Exemption from fees; £5,000 living cost allowance.
Overseas students: Fee reduction to the value of the H/EU rate; £5,000 living cost allowance.
Each bursary is for 3 years and candidates will be expected to undertake teaching for up to 6 hours (bursary 1) or up to 4 hours (bursary 2) each week from the beginning of their second year of study.
Applications should include the applicant's full CV, the names of two academic referees who have agreed to support the application, and a research proposal which should:
• Define a series of research questions, issues or problems to be addressed
• Specify the research context in which these research questions, issues and problems arise, and explain why it is important to address them: What other research has been or is being undertaken in the area, and what will be the applicant's particular contribution to the enhancement of knowledge and understanding.
• Describe the research methods to be used to address the research questions, issues or problems, explaining the rationale for choosing those methods: Why are these the most appropriate methods for addressing these questions, problems or issues?
Applications should be sent by electronic mail to Professor Sharon Wood (slw26 at leicester.ac.uk) and Professor Kirsten Malmkjær (kirsten at newroad.demon.co.uk) by Friday 4 June. Interviews will be held on Friday 2 July in Leicester.