PhD and MA funding in Linguistics and English Language at Manchester

Posted on January 30, 2009 by

A wealth of opportunities for funding for postgraduate degrees in our department detailed below the fold by PhD admissions officer Martina Faller:

*Funding Opportunities for Linguistics and English Language within the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures at The University of Manchester*

**Manchester is an international centre for linguistics and English language. The Department is virtually unique in the UK and beyond in the breadth of subject areas and theoretical approaches represented by its members, many of whom are internationally renowned scholars in their specialisms. Particular strengths in the discipline include: endangered languages, field linguistics and language documentation, the linguistics of English (both synchronic and diachronic), phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax (especially lexical-functional grammar and construction grammar), typology, language contact and sociolinguistics, historical linguistics (especially English, Romance and Germanic), (formal) semantics and pragmatics, and corpus and computational linguistics. More information about the department and the research interests of its staff can be found at

The postgraduate community in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures is one of the largest and most diverse in the UK, enjoying state-of-the-art facilities and excellent support within a high-quality research environment. In step with our continuing expansion, the School is pleased to announce funding opportunities for Home/EU and International students registering for a research (PhD) or a taught (MA) programme in 2009-10.

*ORS Awards Scheme (overseas element of tuition fee)*
Awards cover the difference between the Overseas and Home/EU rate of tuition fee. Successful applicants may be awarded additional funding for the remainder of the tuition fees and maintenance.
*Closing date: 16 February 2009.*

*PhD Studentships (tuition fees and maintenance)*
Applicants who are eligible and suitably qualified should apply simultaneously for AHRC funding (details below).

*PhD and MA Bursaries (partial awards)*
Up to 7 PhD bursaries of £3000 each and 6 MA fee bursaries of £3000 each within the School, plus named awards in certain subject areas.

*Chinese Studies Fee Bursaries*
2 bursaries of up to £4000 each for students interested in pursuing interdisciplinary research on China/the Chinese-speaking world.

*Graduate Teaching Fellowships (GTFs)*
3 GTFs in the following areas: 2 Polish (both 0.5) and Portuguese. The GTF will be required to undertake a PhD programme of study AND to teach for 6 hours per week full-time or 3 hours part-time.

*AHRC Funding*
The result of the University’s bid to the AHRC for a fixed number of Master’s and Doctoral awards will be known at the end of February. The School anticipates it will have a number of studentships available across its discipline areas. More details are available from

*The closing date for receipt of applications for all funding schemes (except ORS) will be*

*1 April 2009. For further details, including the procedure for applications, email: ** <>***

**The University will actively foster a culture of inclusion and diversity and will seek to achieve true equality of opportunityfor all members of its community

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