[lg policy] PhD studentship in Language Policy at Queen's University Belfast (funding available for UK/EU students)

Dave Sayers dave.sayers at cantab.net
Mon Apr 15 02:17:09 EDT 2019

I'm sending this on for Janice Carruthers at QUB. Please send your queries her way!


Dr. Dave Sayers, ORCID no. 0000-0003-1124-7132
Senior Lecturer, Dept Language & Communication Studies, University of Jyväskylä, 
Finland | www.jyu.fi
Communications Secretary, BAAL Language Policy group | www.langpol.ac.uk
dave.sayers at cantab.net | http://jyu.academia.edu/DaveSayers

*PhD studentship in Modern Languages Policy at Queen’s University Belfast*

A fully-funded 3-year PhD studentship is available at Queen’s University Belfast in 
conjunction with the research project ‘Foreign, Indigenous and Community Languages in 
the Devolved Regions of the UK. Policy and Practice for Growth’ which is attached to 
the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Leadership Fellowship in Modern 
Languages held by Professor Janice Carruthers.  The research team currently consists 
of the Leadership Fellow, two postdoctoral fellows (working on community languages 
and on modern foreign languages) and a language policy consultant. More information 
about the project can be found at https://www.modernlanguagesleadershipfellow.com 

Proposals are invited for a PhD project in the area of Modern Languages Policy. We 
are particularly interested in proposals relating to aspects of Modern Foreign 
Languages policy in the UK. Proposals that incorporate an international comparator 
are welcome. Applications in other Language Policy fields falling within the remit of 
the project will also be considered.

The studentship will start in September 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter) and 
will cover full fees. It will also include an annual maintenance stipend for three 
years to RCUK minimum level (£15,009 per annum).  It will be supervised by Prof 
Janice Carruthers and a second supervisor (choice of second supervisor will depend on 
the precise topic of the project). For further information about the studentship, 
please contact Prof Janice Carruthers (j.carruthers at qub.ac.uk).

To be eligible to apply for a fully-funded DfE studentship, you must:

  * be a UK or EU citizen or a non-EU citizen with permanent settled status in the UK
    (known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’)


  * have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start
    of the studentship.

Applicants for the studentship should have:

1.A First or Upper-Second (2.i) class first degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. a 
Languages degree or a degree in a cognate discipline with a Languages component 
and/or a postgraduate qualification in Languages). A master’s degree or experience of 
writing a substantial dissertation at BA level will be an advantage;

2.Excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to work as part 
of a research team;

3.The standing needed to meet the graduate admissions entrance requirements of 
Queen’s University.

Applications for the studentship should be made via the Queen's University Student 
Portal at: http://go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply

Important: applicants should tick “I am responding to an advert” then enter “MLP 19” 
in the box provided.

Please also send your CV and a copy of the proposal you have submitted online at the 
same time by email to j.carruthers at qub.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is 5 pm on 31 May.

Janice Carruthers
Professor of French Linguistics
AHRC Leadership Fellow, Modern Languages
www.modernlanguagesleadershipfellow.com <http://www.modernlanguagesleadershipfellow.com/>
Sociolinguistics Strand Lead, AHRC Open World project, MEITS
www.meits.org <http://www.meits.org>

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