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MPhil/PhD Bursary - Kings College London
MPhil/PhD Research Bursary
The UK Cognitive Linguistics Association announces in conjunction with King's College London, one bursary of £7,500pa payable for up to a maximum of 3 years towards MPhil/PhD study (subject to satisfactory progress), to work with Dr Gabriella Rundblad.
Only applicants who have secured an MPhil/PhD place at King's College London are eligible for this award; note that applicants can apply for the bursary and an MPhil/PhD place at the same time.
To apply for an MPhil/PhD place at King's College London, you will need to complete a postgraduate online application form at https://myapplication.kcl.ac.uk/ Applicants should have a minimum 2:1 first degree (or equivalent) and an appropriate Masters degree in Linguistics or relevant area.
Your application needs to include:
- A research proposal of approximately 1,500 words covering your research aims, the theoretical background to the proposed research and its relationship to previous work, the significance of the proposed research, the likely methodological approach and why it is appropriate to the aims of the project, and how your proposed research complements your previous experience.
- Two academic references
- Degree transcripts
- Please ensure that you state Dr Rundblad as supervisor on the application
For further information on how to apply for an MPhil/PhD place, please contact email@example.com
To apply for the UK-CLA bursary, you will need to send an e-mail to Dr Rundblad (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating your wish to be considered for this award. Please include a short statement highlighting how your research project relates to Dr Rundblad's expertise. For further information, please contact Dr Rundblad.
The bursary will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence and potential, judged on academic qualifications, performance and relevance to Dr Rundblad's expertise. Dr Rundblad specialises in the application of Cognitive Linguistics in Health Communication/Discourse and in Psycholinguistics.
Friday 14 June 2013, 5pm (UK time)
We anticipate that you will commence your MPhil/PhD studies in Oct 2013 or Jan 2014.
Summer School in Cognitive Linguistics, 22-26 July 2013
The Summer School in Cognitive Linguistics is a one-week international programme, to take place at Bangor University between July 22-26, 2013.
The Summer School will consist of 16 courses on topics in cognitive linguistics, taught by leading researchers in the field, as well as three keynote speeches (Gilles Fauconnier, Adele Goldberg, and Vyvyan Evans). There will also be a poster session during which participants can present their work and obtain feedback.
Confirmed teaching faculty: Benjamin Bergen, Silke Brandt, Daniel Casasanto, Alan J. Cienki, Ewa Dabrowska, Christopher Hart, Willem Hollmann, June Luchjenbroers, Laura Michaelis, Aliyah Morgenstern, Patrick Rebuschat, Gabriella Rundblad, Christopher Shank, Luc Steels, Thora Tenbrink, Alan Wallington.
Registration opens in October 2012. For more information, please consult our website (www.bangor.ac.uk/cogling-summerschool) or email the School Director, Dr. Patrick Rebuschat (email@example.com).
MA/PhD Studentships - Northumbria University
Northumbria University has a number of full PhD Studentships available in linguistics for 2012 entry. Successfull candidates will receive:
- A full fee waiver (home and EU students only) for three years full time
- A bursary of £13,590 per annum for three years (full time)
- Access to a work station within a high quality postgraduate research centre
- Access to funds to support research expenses (conferences or archive visits)
Applications are welcome in any area of linguistics covered by our researchers. However, as one of the leading centres for Cognitive Linguistics in the UK, applications are particularly welcome in this area. See here or details of research in linguistics at Northumbria. Click here for further details on applying.
UK-CLC4 Call for papers announced
UK-CLC4 Call for papers has now been announced at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/sspp/education/events/ukclc4. The conference will take place at Kings College London, 10-12 July 2012. The following plenary speakers are confirmed:
- Professor Stephen Levinson (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
- Professor George Lakoff (University of California - Berkely)
- Professor Gilles Fauconnier (University of California - San Diego)
- Professor Elena Lieven (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
- Professor Martin Pickering (University of Edinburgh)
- Professor Lawrence Barsalou (Emory University)
UCGAL Newsletter no 1
The first newsletter from the University Council of General and Applied Linguistics can be downloaded here.
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