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2011-2012 Santander Postgraduate Scholarships for Taught Masters (Mlitt) Programmes at St Andrews University, UK

The School of Modern Languages of the University of St Andrews is pleased to announce its programme of three one-year scholarships, each worth £5,000, to be awarded to suitably qualified candidates from the countries listed below for the academic year 2011-2012. The primary purpose of these scholarships is to enable students to complete a oneyear taught MLitt programme. While priority may be given to students applying to the MLitt programme in Spanish and Latin American Studies, those interested in any other taught MLitt programme offered by the School of Modern Languages will be given due consideration and are also encouraged to apply. All MLitt programmes involve two consecutive semesters of taught modules plus a period of research (from the beginning of June to the end of August) devoted to writing a 15,000-word dissertation under the supervision of a full-time academic member of staff. Decisions will be Made and communicated to candidates by 15 June. To be considered for an award, candidates must have been accepted to undertake one of the MLitt programmes offered by the School of Modern Languages, beginning in September 2011. They must be nationals of (or permanently domiciled in) Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela or Spain. If there are no suitable candidates for admission to the School’s MLitt

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 June 2011.

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Masters Scholarships at University of York, UK: Archaeology, Biology, Languages and Linguistics, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Politics

Masters Scholarships offer a tuition fee waiver (at the home/EU rate). The scholarship covers one year of full time registration. Scholarship applications may be submitted either by post or online. We are only able to accept scholarship applications from individuals who already hold an offer of a place on the relevant programme.The deadline for applications is 4pm on 30 April each year (unless stated otherwise), before entry the following October. To ensure fairness and transparency we do not accept applications after the deadline.
We begin accepting scholarship applications from November, from this date applicants will be able to download an application form.
Your application will be logged and you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 2 weeks of submitting your application.
Eligibility: In order to be eligible you must: 1.Have applied for and been offered a place on the relevant full time Masters programme 2. Have or expect to obtain a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent prior to commencing the Masters degree

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 April 2011

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Three-Year Doctoral Fellowship in Linguistics, Germany

The candidates should be able to make contributions to the department’s areas of research.
The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology studies human diversity and human origins in a multidisciplinary perspective. The contribution of linguistics to this goal lies in the study of the history and prehistory of languages (and peoples) around the world (especially non-European languages), as well as the current diversity of human languages (linguistic fieldwork on little-described and endangered languages and language typology). The Department of Linguistics collaborates with the Department of Evolutionary Genetics and the Max Planck Research Group on Comparative Population Linguistics to compare the evidence from linguistics and genetics for the prehistory of human populations.
Doctoral fellows should already have an MA in Linguistics or an equivalent qualification by the start of their fellowship, and be either registered or qualified to register in a recognized doctoral program at a university or equivalent degree-awarding institution. Doctoral fellows have the possibility of obtaining their doctoral degree through the University of Leipzig .

Regular participation in the department’s talks, seminars and workshops is expected. Except for approved absences (e.g. fieldwork, conferences, vacation), the place of work is Leipzig. The fellowship is available from 01 October 2011, but a later starting date may be negotiated, no later, however, than 01 January 2012.
There are no teaching obligations, but the opportunity for teaching in the linguistics program of the University of Leipzig exists.

Scholarship Application Deadline:04 April 2011

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