Monday, 23 January 2012

PhD funding at University of Portsmouth (deadline 29 February 2012)

For readers looking for PhD funding opportunities in Translation Studies:

Bursaries are available for PhD study in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Portsmouth, beginning September 2012. Candidates may apply for study within any of our three major Research Centres: the Centre for European and International Studies Research, the Centre for Studies in Literature and the Institute for Criminal Justice Studies. Translation Studies is one of the fields in which supervision is offered within the Centre for European and International Studies Research. We also offer supervision in a variety of fields relating to applied linguistics and language pedagogy.

Full bursaries include fees, a maintenance stipend and an allowance for fieldwork. The bursary agreement includes a requirement to undertake up to 6 hours teaching per week during each semester. Funding is for three years subject to satisfactory progress.

Teaching studentships are also available to candidates with a native-speaker competence in French. This studentship offers payment of fees and a paid language-teaching role. There is no restriction on the subject-matter of the proposed PhD project, within the various fields covered by the three research centres, but the successful candidate should normally have completed at least four years of study in a recognised institution of higher education in a Francophone country, and will be expected to undertake 12 hours a week of duties appropriate to his or her qualifications and experience. These duties may include up to 6 hours French-language tuition, and, in addition, assisting with the drafting, marking and invigilation of assessments, and assisting with the production of teaching materials in French.

Eligible candidates are welcome to apply for more than one award.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 29 February 2012.

Further information about application for FHSS bursaries is available from Piers McEwan (piers.mcewan at, Postgraduate Centre Administrator. Informal enquiries and draft research proposals should also be sent to Piers in the first instance.

More ideas about sources of PhD funding for translation can be found by clicking on PhD funding in the tag cloud on the right.

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