Funding Opportunities for Research Students

Sociophonetics lab in Linguistics departmentFor 2015/16, the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University will again offer a number of funded PhD studentships.

The Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster is one of the largest in the UK and is listed 9th for Linguistics in the QS World University rankings. It is home to a wide range of research interests and expertise, including second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, sociophonetics, discourse studies, corpus linguistics and literacy studies (see staff research interests for details).

Please note that, for all awards, you must have already applied for and accepted an offer of a place on one of the relevant programmes.

Scholarship Details Eligibility Deadline
1 x EAP Studentship Award Award covers fees at the UK/EU level and includes a maintenance bursary UK/EU, Overseas 27 March 2015
1 x Faculty Research Scholarship (Fees only) 
Awards will normally be made in the form of a fee waiver. Open to UK/EU applicants only. UK/EU 20 March 2015
1 x Faculty Research Scholarship (Fees only) 
Awards will normally be made in the form of a fee waiver. Open to Overseas applicants only. Overseas 20 March 2015
1x Faculty 1+3 Scholarships (fees only) This covers fees for a one year MA followed by 3 years PhD. Open to UK/EU applicants only. UK/EU 20 March 2015
AHRC Studentship Fully funded and fees-only studentships. Open to UK/EU applicants only. UK/EU 13 February 2015
ESRC CASE Studentship Fully funded three-year PhD studentship. Open to UK/EU applicants only. UK/EU 5 February 2015
ESRC Studentship Fully funded and fees-only studentships. Open to UK/EU applicants only. UK/EU 2 February 2015

 

EAP Studentship Award

The closing date for applications is Friday 27th March 2015.

The Department of Linguistics and English Language (LAEL) at Lancaster University is looking for a PhD student to receive the EAP Studentship award, which covers fees at the UK/EU level and includes a maintenance bursary. The award-holder would take part in the management and coordination of the English for Academic Purposes (Study Skills) and Study Start Programmes, which run every summer in August and September.

Please note that you must have received an offer to study as a PhD student at Lancaster in order to apply for the award. Please contact Johnny Unger (j.unger@lancaster.ac.uk) with any informal enquiries.

 

Faculty Research Scholarships (fees only)

UK/EU: 1 bursary
Overseas: 1 bursary
Deadline: 20 March 2015
Download Application Form (MSWord)

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.

All applicants must already hold an offer of a place to study in any department in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences and should be due to commence their studies between October 2015 and January 2016. The full terms and conditions are available.

 

Faculty 1+3 Scholarships (fees only)

Number of bursaries: 1
Eligibility: Open to UK/EU applicants only
Deadline: 20 March 2015
Download Application Form (MS Word)

The Faculty is offering a number of 1+3 fees-only bursaries for students wishing to study for a Masters degree followed by a PhD within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Recipients will need to meet their general living expenses themselves. The full terms and conditions are available.

Award criteria: The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Candidates for a scholarship will be ranked based on the following criteria:

  1. Academic ability (as evidenced by academic record and references)
  2. Suitability for the programme applied for
  3. Commitment to scholarship in the relevant field(s)
  4. Potential for contribution to scholarship and society more generally

 

AHRC Studentship

The deadline for applications is 13 February 2015 (5pm GMT).

For 2015/16, the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University will again offer a number of funded PhD studentships for doctoral students from the UK and the EU. Linguistics at Lancaster is part of the AHRC North West Doctoral Training Centre, which allocates fully funded or fees-only studentships and provides extensive research training. For guidelines on how to apply for an AHRC studentship and for the application form, please see http://www.nwcdtp.ac.uk/howtoapply/.

Applications should be made on the appropriate application form and should be sent to fass-pg@lancaster.ac.uk.

Important: You need to have applied for a place with us by 23 January 2015. The earlier we receive your application to study with us, the more time we have to make you an offer and subsequently advise you on your studentship application.

 

ESRC CASE Studentship

The deadline for applications is Friday, 5 February 2015

The Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offer an exciting opportunity for +3 collaborative studentship: The comprehension of health related information by adults with different reading development profiles. 

Download full details (PDF)

 

ESRC Studentship

The deadline for applications is 2 February 2015 (5pm GMT).

For 2015/16, the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University will again offer a number of funded PhD and MA studentships. Linguistics at Lancaster is part of the ESRC North West Doctoral Training Centre, which allocates fully funded or fees-only studentships and provides extensive research training for doctoral students. For guidelines on how to apply for an ESRC studentship and for the application form, please see http://www.nwdtc.ac.uk/how-to-apply/.

Important: You need to have applied for a place with us by the deadline. The earlier we receive your application to study with us, the more time we have to make you an offer and subsequently advise you on your studentship application.

Applications should be made on the NWDTC application form and should be sent to fass-pg@lancaster.ac.uk

 

Department Address

Mrs Marjorie Wood,
Department of Linguistics and English Language,
Lancaster University,
Lancaster LA1 4YL.
Email: m.f.wood@lancaster.ac.uk

 

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