|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||£14,777 ; Maintenance £4,260 Fees per annum|
|Placed On:||17th April 2019|
|Closes:||1st June 2019|
This three-year research project funded by the Leverhulme Foundation explores the psychology of bilingualism. Being able to speak multiple languages conveys considerable economic, societal and cultural benefits. However, via the constant mind/brain training involved in maintaining multiple languages, bilingualism may also convey to the individual significant advantages in setting and maintaining goals, as well as switching between various goals and activities (“cognitive control”). Whether such an advantage for bilinguals over monolinguals is genuine is currently highly controversial, however. In this project, we aim to advance and potentially resolve the issue via experimental studies which dynamically track an individual’s responses to particular tasks which require cognitive control, and we will explore a variety of different aspects of cognitive control.
How to apply:
Please make an online application for this project at www.bris.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply. Please select Psychology_(PhD) on the Programme Choice page. You will be prompted to enter details of the studentship in the Funding and Research Details sections of the form.
Candidate requirements: Candidates for the funded PhD studentship must demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 3 years. An undergraduate degree in psychology or a related discipline is essential; prior experience in experimental research, and a broad understanding of the psychology of language is highly desirable.
Funding: Leverhulme Foundation Research Project Grant
Contacts: Prof Markus Damian, email@example.com
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