Monday, 7 February 2011

PhD funding and scholarships for PhD research training

For readers looking for PhD funding in Translation Studies: 

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Portsmouth is currently taking applications for bursaries to support full-time PhD study, starting in October 2011. Translation and audiovisual translation are included in the possible research topics. Candidates may apply for study within any of our Research Centres including the Centre for European and International Studies Research and the Centre for Studies in Literature.

University funding is for three years subject to satisfactory progress. Bursaries include payment of fees, a maintenance stipend (£13,590 in 2010-2011) and an allowance for fieldwork. The bursary agreement includes a requirement to undertake up to 6 hours teaching per week during each semester.
Closing date: 28th February 2011. Interviews will be held in late March. For more information see

There are also PhD studentships available for translation at the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh (see here for more information). Any language combinations may be proposed in any field, but the Department has particular research interests in French, German, Spanish, Chinese, English and minority languages, including Irish Gaelic, Galician and sign languages. Applications are particularly welcome from suitably qualified candidates interested in any aspect of the following themes:
    • Language use in the corporate and public sectors;
    • New technologies in translation research, practice and consumption;
    • Developing identities: the role of history, culture and translation;
    • Communication, justice and security.
Deadline is 31 March 2011. For more information on eligibility, please contact Ms Caroline Murray (c.a.murray at
There are also funding possibilities at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Manchester
Lastly, two scholarships are available to assist attendance at the  2011 Translation Research Summer School (UK) which takes place in Manchester from 27 June to 8 July and offers intensive research training for prospective researchers in the fields of translation, interpreting and intercultural studies. The scholarships will cover the tuition fee as well as travel and/or living expenses, up to £1,000.  Applicants must be studying for a PhD or must be in possession of an unconditional offer of a place to study for a PhD, to start before the end of 2011. Preference will be given to candidates from countries which come under the UN's classification of Least Developed Countries and candidates from other countries with low GDP per capita.  See the Summer School website for more details and an application form.

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