Funding Opportunities for Research Students
When you apply, you will need to indicate your likely source of financial support during your studies. You should therefore investigate possible sources of finance as soon as you can. Applications are invited for the following Doctoral awards for 2013-14.
Please note that, to apply for any of these awards other than the ESRC awards, you must already have applied for *and been offered a place* (conditional or unconditional) on one of our Doctoral programmes. Exceptionally, you may appy for an ESRC award after applying for a place on a doctoral programme, but before receiving confirmation that you have been accepted
All awards are, in principle, open to part-time as well as full-time students.
|1 x EAP Studentship award||Maintenance costs and UK/EU tuition fees covered for 3 years.||22 March 2013|
|2 x Faculty Scholarship Competition - UK/EU||Tuition fee covered at UK/EU rate; for UK/EU applicants only||22 March 2013|
|1 x Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Block Grant Partnership Studentships||Covers maintenance costs and UK/EU tuition fee; for UK/EU applicants only||22 March 2013|
|Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral awards||Studentships, covering tuition and maintenance; for UK/EU applicants only||4 February 2013|
|Alumni Bursaries||Fee remission of £1000 per annum; open to all Lancaster alumni||TBC|
The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Studentship Award is awarded once a year on average. It consists of a maintenance stipend, PhD student fees at the EU level, a small grant for conference travel and additional funding for professional development and training courses.
It is possible to apply for either the 'PhD Linguistics (by Research Only)' or 'PhD in Applied Linguistics by Thesis and Coursework' schemes of study, but applicants must be prepared to study full time and to be based in Lancaster. The award normally runs for the minimum registration period for each scheme (three and four years, respectively), but can be extended by one year by mutual consent. We will also consider Thesis and Coursework applicants who wish to complete the coursework element of their programme first and then take up the EAP Studentship Award for the remainder of their studies.
In addition to carrying out PhD-level research, the award-holder will be extensively involved in the Lancaster University English for Academic Purposes (Study Skills) programme for research, training and professional development purposes (see http://ling.lancs.ac.uk/study/eap/ for further details). This involvement will include working with other EAP Studentship Award-holders as Academic Coordinator of the programme for the duration of the award.
Proposed research projects in all areas of linguistics and applied linguistics will be considered, but applicants must have experience of teaching English for Academic Purposes, preferably in a higher-education context. Some experience of course management and curriculum development would also be desirable. Non-EU students are welcome to apply, but should be aware that fees are paid at the EU level only.
To apply: In addition to applying by the normal route (see How to Apply page), applicants should also contact the Academic Director of Summer Programmes, Johann Unger, to express their interest in the EAP Studentship Award. Informal enquiries about what the role of Academic Coordinator involves are also welcome.
Faculty Research Scholarship Competition (fees only)
The Faculty is offering a number of fees-only scholarships for students wishing to undertake full-time PhD study. Awards will be made in the form of a fee waiver and recipients will need to meet their general living expenses themselves. PhD Awards will be made for three years, subject to satisfactory progress. The full terms and conditions are available here.
To apply: Please complete the application form and return to the department address below.
Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Block Grant Partnership Studentships
The full AHRC awards for 2013/14 will include a fee waiver and maintenance award. In 2012 the maintenance award was 13,590 (Doctoral) and 9,490 (Masters). Maintenance rates for 2013/14 are yet to be announced by the AHRC. Doctoral awards will be made for three years, subject to satisfactory progress (subject to AHRC Spending Review update). Details of the provision and funding offered by the AHRC are available on the AHRC website. (please see AHRC for information on student eligibility)
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral awards
Lancaster University forms part of the ESRC's North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC). Studentships, covering tuition and maintenance, are available for those wishing to study in areas covered by the ESRC at Lancaster, Liverpool or Manchester. Some studentships are reserved for students seeking joint supervision across two or more partner institutions.
To apply: For further details and application procedure see ESRC details (PDF). Please note that the deadline for applications is 4 February 2013. For full details of the award see North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC).
The Alumni Postgraduate Studentship is an initiative funded by donations made by Lancaster University Alumni. Funding available for up to five studentships of £1000 each. Applications are invited from any student who has completed a degree at Lancaster University and wishes to go on to post-graduate study here. For full details and application procedure please see the Alumni website.
Please send completed application (by post or e-mail) to:
Mrs Marjorie Wood,
Department of Linguistics and English Language,
Lancaster LA1 4YL.