|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||£17,668 p.a.|
|Hours:||Full Time, Part Time|
|Placed On:||19th December 2022|
|Closes:||3rd February 2023|
Cardiff University’s School of Modern Languages (MLANG) and Department of Politics/International Relations (POLIR), supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (DTP), invites applications for PhD study within our Global Languages-Based Area Studies pathway, which draws upon or develops foreign language skills to explore the society, politics or culture of a particular country or region.
You may decide to apply via the general competition, with the possibility of being awarded a fully funded ESRC DTP studentship, available to start in October 2023. You will choose your own topic but must check first with potential supervisors that we have the necessary supervisorial expertise and capacity. Information on staff research interests can be found on the MLANG and/ or Politics/ IR webpages.
Alternatively, you can apply for a fully funded collaborative award. These studentships are also open to both home and international students. They involve liaison with a non-academic organisation. Commencing in October 2023, the following three collaborative awards are available through the Global Languages-Based Area Studies pathway:
The University values diversity and equality at all levels and encourages applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation. In line with our commitment to supporting and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, and to increase recruitment of currently underrepresented groups, applications from Black British, Asian British, minority ethnicity British and mixed-race British candidates are particularly encouraged and welcomed.
Application deadline: 3 February 2023 (12.00 noon)
Applicants for the general competition should approach a potential supervisor before submitting their application to confirm that there is appropriate supervisory capacity.
Applicants for a collaborative award should take careful consideration of the working title and description of the project (see below), and may wish to contact the lead supervisor prior to applying.
WHAT THE STUDENTSHIP WILL COVER
ESRC studentships cover tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant (currently £17,668 p.a. for full-time students); and include access to an additional Research Training Support Grant (RTSG), though an element of this latter fund may be ‘pooled’ and require separate applications from 2021 onwards. Other opportunities available to studentship holders include an overseas fieldwork allowance (if applicable), internships, overseas institutional visits and small grants.
We welcome applications for both full and part-time study: studentships are available as either ‘1+3’, or ‘+3’ (i.e. three years of full-time doctoral study or its part-time equivalent).
ESRC studentships are highly competitive. Candidates should have a 1st or strong upper 2nd class degree; applications from those also holding a relevant research training Masters degree (or an equivalent background in research training) will be considered for a +3 award.
ESRC studentships are available to both home and international (including EU and EEA) students. Applicants must satisfy studentship eligibility requirements. For further details see the UKRI web site.
Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview in early March 2022. These will be conducted online.
HOW TO APPLY
Completed applications must be submitted using the Apply here function by noon on 3 February 2023.
Please include 'ESRC' in the funding section of the PhD application form. Please also upload the following supporting documents;
1. Covering letter (two pages maximum) addressed to Professor Gordon Cumming, setting out your reasons for applying to this pathway; your understanding of doctoral study; and your academic interest relating to your proposed research.
2. Degree certificates and transcripts. Where appropriate, this should also include proof of English Language Competency (7.0 IELTS minimum).
3. References: All applications require two academic references to be submitted in support. Candidates must approach referees themselves and include references with their application.
4. Curriculum Vitae (no longer than two pages).
Please address any admissions enquiries to: email@example.com and Cumming@cf.ac.uk.
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