U. Cambridge PhD studentships in Psychology and Education 2 Dec.


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PhD studentships in Psychology and Education x 2 (Fixed Term)

Closing date: 02 December 2015

We invite applications for two fully-funded PhD studentships, supported by the LEGO Foundation and the University of Cambridge, commencing in October 2016. The three-year PhD projects will focus on learning through play and development in early childhood. The research will be carried out within the newly established Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDaL), which sits within the Psychology and Education academic group. Funds will cover University and College fees as well as an annual living stipend. In addition there is a research allowance for each project.

The Psychology and Education group within the Faculty of Education hosts a state-of-the-art Observation Lab and a database of research participants, as well as testing equipment to support the applicant’s research, including video observation hardware and software and an eye-tracking booth. The Faculty also benefits from excellent connections with local schools.

Who should apply

Applicants should have the equivalent of a very good undergraduate degree in Psychology or Education, and a Masters degree in a relevant field. The successful applicant will have some experience or understanding of conducting psychological research with children. A keen interest in working with young children, and excellent communication and organisational skills are essential. Strong competence in research methods is also essential. All applicants should meet University requirements for English.
How to make an application

All PhD applicants are required to submit a 1,500 word research proposal. If you are applying for one of the LEGO PhD studentships we ask you to submit a 1,500 word statement of your research interests instead of a full research proposal. This should include your previous experience and future aspirations, and an explanation of why you would like to undertake a PhD in the area of learning through play and development in early childhood. Please label your statement at the top “LEGO studentship research statement” so that it is clear you wish to apply for this source of funding.
All applicants for LEGO funding will need to apply to the University via the usual route (GRADSAF form as outlined on the Graduate Admissions page). If you are not a UK applicant, you must tick the box on the GRADSAF for Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust funding. If you wish to be considered for other sources of funding if your LEGO application is unsuccessful, please ensure you tick all appropriate boxes on the GRADSAF.

Fixed-term: The funds are available for 3 years.

We expect to hold interviews in early January 2016.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr David Whitebread (dgw1004@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference JR07600 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

25 fully-funded, full-time doctoral studentships Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University is seeking to strengthen and expand areas of research excellence across our spectrum of research disciplines.
We are inviting high-quality applications for 25 fully-funded, full-time doctoral studentships. Successful applicants will join a lively and thriving research student community and undertake original research in their chosen specialism.
Candidates should have or expect to achieve a First Class Honours Degree or 2:1 Honours Degree supported by a Master’s degree in a relevant subject. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are prerequisites of any successful application.
Areas of research
The University is inviting applications from a range of research areas in the following schools:
School of Arts & Creative Industries
Business School
School of Computing
School of Engineering & the Built Environment
School of Life, Sport & Social Sciences
School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Care


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Postgraduate #scholarship opportunities in #English language at @GlasgowUni, 2015-16

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Corpora list members may be interested in these opportunities at the University of Glasgow, which can include PhD projects in corpus linguistics. With apologies for cross-posting.


English Language at the University of Glasgow invites applications for a number of scholarships to conduct postgraduate research. We offer world-leading expertise in modern English language and linguistics, English historical linguistics, Scots and English in Scotland, and medieval English studies. We also have access to an extensive interdisciplinary network, linking us to a wide range of subjects, both in the Colleges of Arts and Social Sciences and beyond. More information at http://www.gla.ac.uk/subjects/englishlanguage/research/
We welcome applications for scholarships through the following schemes:
AHRC-funded PhDs
The University of Glasgow is part of a consortium of eight Higher Education institutions which has been awarded funding from the AHRC to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland. Under the Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) scheme, the consortium – comprised of the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde and Glasgow School of Art – will consider applications for doctoral studentship awards in the majority of Arts and Humanities subjects. More information about the studentships and the application process 

ESRC-funded Masters and PhDs
The University of Glasgow is a member institution of the ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Doctoral Training Centre. The University welcomes applications for ESRC 1+3 (Masters + PhD) and +3 (doctoral) studentships in the following areas: Social and Applied Investigations in Language (SAIL) and Language Sciences. The SAIL pathway focuses on the mechanisms and patterns of language variation in communities; the emergence, negotiation and contestation of ideologies and identity-formation in discourse and interaction; and group and individual responses to language use in institutional settings such as education, health and the legal system. The Language Sciences pathway focuses on training in techniques from cognitive science, such as computational modelling and experimental design. More information about the studentships and the application process http://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/arts/graduateschool/fundingopportunities/esrcstudentships/
Carnegie/Caledonian PhD Scholarships
Nominations are sought for the Carnegie/Caledonian PhD Scholarships 2015-16. Candidates must be nominated by the prospective supervisor of the PhD project, who must be an academic member of staff of a Scottish university, at the level of Professor, Reader, or (Senior) Lecturer More information about the scholarships http://www.carnegie-trust.org/schemes/postgraduate-schemes/carnegie-caledonian-scholarships.html#background
College of Arts Doctoral Scholarships 
A number of scholarships offer an annual stipend plus tuition fees at the Home/EU rate. Some of these will match AHRC rates, terms and conditions. More information on how to apply: 
Contact  for more information
Dr Rachel Smith, Postgraduate Convener (before 4 December) 
Prof Jane Stuart-Smith, Postgraduate Convener (after 4 December)