2016 SALIS Scholarship(2) .pdf


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The School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS)
Dublin City University
Ireland
Doctoral Research Scholarships

SALIS is a multilingual, multicultural research-focused school with specialisms in applied
linguistics, translation studies, comparative literature, and intercultural studies. Our research
takes in European and Asian languages and cultures, and frequently crosses boundaries –
disciplinary, linguistic or other. Our scholarship is increasingly concerned with digital
technologies. See http://www.dcu.ie/salis/index.shtml for a full list of our research areas.
As part of our commitment to ensuring excellence in doctoral-level research, SALIS is
pleased to offer a number of scholarships for full-time PhD students commencing at the end
of September, 2016.
Successful candidates will be paid a stipend of €16,000 per annum for up to four years,
subject to satisfactory annual progression. Registration fees will also be paid.
Eligibility:
Applicants must hold a relevant undergraduate degree at first-class honours level or at least
2.1 (or equivalent). Ideally, they should also hold a relevant Master’s qualification.
Candidates who are currently completing a Master’s qualification are welcome to apply.
Candidates must also be capable of contributing to the teaching of modules in SALIS,
particularly in the following areas: French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese or English to
Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
Topics:
SALIS is particularly interested in receiving research proposals in the following areas:





Citizenship education
Computer-aided language learning
Gender and sexuality studies
Intercultural communication















Intercultural workplaces
Interpreting (including legal and public-service interpreting)
Language and identity
Language policy
Literature, comparative literature and children’s literature
Migration studies
Multicultural education
Second language teaching and learning (especially with reference to English, French,
German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese or ESOL learners)
Sociolinguistics
Study abroad
Translation technology
Translation theory
Twentieth Century Spanish Literature

Application Procedure:
Interested candidates must first agree a research proposal with a member of academic staff
in SALIS. Information on academic staff in SALIS, their research interests and their contact
email addresses can be found at the following link:
http://www.dcu.ie/salis/people/index.shtml.
Candidates should email their applications in a single pdf file to: salis.office@dcu.ie
indicating SALIS PhD scholarships in the subject line. Applications should include the
following:






A CV (no more than two A4 pages) including names and contact details of two
academic referees.
A copy of undergraduate and (where applicable) postgraduate degree certificates.
Copies of transcripts from undergraduate and, where applicable, postgraduate
programmes (all years); Note: Graduates of Dublin City University or students
currently enrolled at Dublin City University do not need to send transcripts.
A letter written by the candidate outlining their suitability for the scholarship.
A research proposal. This should be no more than 3,000 words long, and must
include research question(s), rationale for the research, proposed methodology,
brief literature review and the name of a potential supervisor in SALIS, who must
have already approved the proposal. The proposal should be accompanied by a
bibliography (which is not included in the word count).

Inquiries:
Preliminary inquiries may be sent to, Dr Minako O’Hagan, Director of Research in SALIS at:
minako.ohagan@dcu.ie.
Other useful resources:
DCU Graduate Studies Office: http://dcu.ie/graduatestudies/index.shtml

The closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Dublin Time) on Friday, 15th April,
2016.


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