Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Post-doctoral funding for translation projects, University of Bristol

 The School of Modern Languages at the University of Bristol welcomes enquiries about post-doctoral research in related disciplines, including Translation Studies, from potential applicants.

A variety of schemes are available in the United Kingdom, including schemes run by the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust. It is our understanding that applicants for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships are still eligible to choose UK universities as a destination. The British Academy also offers Newton Advanced Fellowships to early- and mid-career researchers from Malaysia, Mexico or South Africa. Some deadlines are coming up in the next couple of months.

**Please note that applicants can apply to these schemes for a project at any eligible university, not just the University of Bristol. Candidates should consider carefully the fit between their project and their prospective institution.**

But in this post I am focusing on expertise in my own institution. Specialisms within Translation Studies at the University of Bristol include literary translation across all the languages offered in the School of Modern Languages (Catalan, Czech, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish; for examples of work being done see here, here, here and here); subtitling, audiovisual translation, multilingualism in film (see e.g. here and here); theatre and performance; adaptation; translation in medieval French culture; translation history (see e.g. here, here, here, here); machine translation and post-editing; games localisation. Further languages with which colleagues work include Chinese, Arabic, Georgian and Persian.

Initial enquiries about translation studies research may be made to Dr Rebecca Gould. For projects relating to theatre and performance, please contact Dr Katja Krebs in the School of Arts. Enquiries should be made well in advance of any deadline as the preparation of a competitive bid to any of these schemes is an intensive and time-consuming process. Internal university deadlines also apply. 

Applicants wishing to apply to the British Academy post-doctoral fellowship scheme for research in the School of Modern Languages are required to send a draft application and CV to the Deputy Head of School for Research, Professor Charles Burdett, at c.f.burdett [at] bristol.ac.uk as soon as possible.

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