|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Placed on:||27th March 2017|
|Closes:||3rd May 2017|
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Funded by the AHRC under its Open World Research Initiative
Based at the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
Open to: UK/EU + Overseas Citizens
The Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology
The Open University is one of the UK’s leading Research Institutions. In the 2014 REF 72% of its research was rated as “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.
The Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology has an international reputation for the quality of its research. It is home to a vibrant international community of PhD students. The OU provides excellent facilities and support for students and offers a full range of training in research methods and skills.
Full-time research students are normally expected to live within commuting distance of Milton Keynes.
CREET offers you a unique opportunity to study for a PhD in Diasporic Identities, with guidance from world experts in the field.
If you feel that the challenge of research in this exciting and interesting area is for you and you have the drive and intellectual curiosity to pursue postgraduate research, then we look forward to hearing from you.
Details of CREET research and of this PhD studentship can be found at http://www.open.ac.uk/creet/main/
The Project: Language Acts and Worldmaking
Language Acts and Worldmaking, a flagship project funded by the AHRC Open World Research Initiative, is offering four, three-year PhD studentships. One of these, in the Diasporic Identities research strand, will be based at the Open University.
Full details of the project, its aims and its core research strands can be found on the project website: http://languageacts.org/).
The Research Strand: Diasporic Identities
This strand works with language teachers, who move seamlessly between different linguistic and cultural worlds. Their inner selves, their personal and professional identities, are moulded and enriched by their experiences of diaspora. Highly skilled at worldmaking, teachers draw on their own rich linguistic and cultural resources for translating and re-making cultural concepts. Through this research, we seek to understand how teachers see themselves in their role as mediators between languages and cultures and how they perform this role in their teaching practice. This research also entails a critical appraisal of the institutional and political issues around the provision of modern language teaching in the UK from the perspectives of teachers. Projects with a Digital Humanities element will also be welcomed.
The PhD Studentship
A three-year funded studentship is available from October 2017. Subject to the standard eligibility criteria for RCUK studentships, funding will cover tuition fees, a research support and training grant and a stipend towards living expenses for three years. The value of the stipend will be £14,553.
Successful applicants will be encouraged to work closely with colleagues in the project’s partner institutions, to create a dynamic research community both within and beyond the project.
Applicants are free to develop their own independent research proposal, which should relate to themes within the Diasporic Identities research strand.
For detailed information and advice on how to apply for this studentship, e-mail CREET-Student-Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org, call Anne Foward, on 01908 655364 or go to http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/
Closing date for applications: 3 May 2017, 12.00 midnight.
Interviews will take place in May - June 2017.
We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
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