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MA Writing, Nature and Place Dean’s Scholarships at University of Exeter, UK

We are pleased to offer 3 scholarships worth £1,000 each for applicants demonstrating excellent writing skills for our MA Writing, Nature and Place at our Cornwall Campus, starting this October. This unique Masters programme investigates the history and practice of writing about the environment and will help you produce writing of outstanding quality as you develop an appreciation of how writers from Shakespeare to Heaney to Macfarlane have related, shaped and responded to the notion of place.In order to apply for the scholarship, you will need to submit a piece of original writing about nature and/or place between 500 – 2,000 words.

Scholarship Application Deadline:1st May 2011

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5 PhD Studentships on ReCOS Project in Linguistics, UK

Applications are invited for five PhD studentships covering the period 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2014, working under the general supervision of Professor Ian Roberts in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages (although each student will in fact be assigned a four-member PhD committee). This award has become available as a result of an ERC Advanced Grant “Rethinking Comparative Syntax”. Successful applicants for these awards are expected to begin PhD study on 1 October 2011 and will receive a student stipend sufficient to meet the fees and maintenance requirements.

Applicants should have completed a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Linguistics, with a specialisation in Syntax and expect to attain or have attained a mark of distinction. Demonstrable interest in one or more specific topics in comparative syntactic research over and above what is set out in the research proposal, and/or a good knowledge of some language(s) other than English, as well as excellent writing skills in English, are desirable. Eligible candidates must submit an advanced proposal of research relevant to the “Rethinking Comparative Syntax” project, in particular, in relation to that project, they should indicate which of the five main empirical areas of research described there they would prefer to carry out doctoral work on.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 March 2011

Fully Funded PhD Fellowship in the Department of Literary Studies in K U Leuven, Netherlands

We offer an employment as full-time research assistant starting on 2011, October 1st for 1 year. (renewable till 4 years) Interested in the department of literary studies the focus of the Research Unit: Text and Interpretation lies on the rhetorical, narrative and poetic strategies in literary texts , that are looked at from a theroretically reflected point of view and analysed within a discursive context.

A four-year fully funded PhD-fellowship as part of the FWO Research project in cooperation with the members of the Research Unit: Text and Interpretation, the Department of Literature in Leuven and researchers from the Institute of Jewish Studies in Antwerp: ‘As German as Kafka’. A Comparative Analysis of the Articulation of National Identity in German-Jewish Literature in the early 20th Century and German Literature of Migration in the early 21st Century.
• The main task of this fellowship lies in conducting research that will result in the writing of a doctoral disseration.
• Occasional participation in organisation of research activities within the context of the project or within the Department of literature.
• MA in Literary studies or a comparable degree; major in German
• Excellent study results and writing skills
• Interest and enthusiam for research in literature, literary theory and history
• Independent spirit and sense of responsibility
• Proficiency in English and German
Your opportunities ,Your profile, Candidates who wish to apply are invited to send us
-a letter motivating their application, describing their current research interests and their relation to the research project
-a detailed CV
-the names of two referees we can contact
-a copy of their diploma

Scholarship Application Deadline:20-3-2011

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