AHRC Research Preparation Master's Studentship in Linguistics (Master's Studentship)
Reference Number: P348
Cardiff University invites applications for Research Preparation Master's Studentships in Linguistics for entry in September 2011. This award is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) via a Block Grant Partnership.
Full information on AHRC Postgraduate Studentships at Cardiff University can be found at www.cardiff.ac.uk/ahrcawards. This website contains general guidance notes for AHRC applicants and specific guidance notes for the Doctoral Studentships competition, which expand on the information provided below.
Funding Amount: The full-time maintenance stipend level for 2010/11 for the Research Preparation Master's Competition was £9,490 p.a.
Academic Criteria: The AHRC Research Preparation Masters’ provide support for students who intend to proceed to doctoral study and are undertaking a Master's course that will prepare them for doctoral study. The course aims must focus on advanced study and research training that is explicitly intended to provide a foundation for further research at doctoral level.
Candidates for AHRC studentships should have (or expect to obtain) a first or upper second class honours degree. In order to be nominated for an AHRC Postgraduate Studentship by Cardiff University, candidates must already have secured an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional) to a relevant postgraduate programme at the University.
Please also refer to the relevant subject area definition provided at: www.cardiff.ac.uk/for/prospective/pg/funding/ahrcawards/ahrc-subject-areas.html
Residency: Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals, and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements. To be eligible for the full award, EU Nationals must have been in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course for which they are seeking funding, including for the purposes of full-time education.
EU Nationals who do not meet the above residency requirement are eligible for a fees-only award, provided that they have been ordinarily resident in the EU for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course.
Further Information: Please see the AHRC's Guide to Student Eligibility which is available for download from the AHRC's Block Grant Partnerships Funding Opportunities webpage.
How to Apply
1) Make contact with the relevant School and programme staff:
Students who wish to apply for an AHRC Postgraduate Studentship are strongly advised to contact the relevant academic school at Cardiff University regarding their application. Applicants for Doctoral Awards should liaise with their proposed supervisor regarding their application. Applicants for Professional Preparation Master's and Research Preparation Master's Awards should liaise with their programme leader or supervisor, if known, regarding their application.
2) Apply for admission to your chosen postgraduate programme at Cardiff (if you have not already done so):
In order to be nominated for an AHRC Postgraduate Studentship by Cardiff University, candidates must already have secured an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional) to a relevant postgraduate programme at the University. If you have not yet submitted an application, you are advised to discuss your interest with the relevant academic school as detailed above. You can submit your application online using our Online Application Service - for details, please see the Apply Section of the postgraduate website.
3) Complete a Cardiff AHRC Postgraduate Funding Application Form:
Applications for AHRC Postgraduate Studentships must be submitted via Cardiff University, and applicants are required to work on a Cardiff AHRC Postgraduate Funding Application Form along with their chosen academic school.
Application Forms and Guidance Notes for AHRC Research Preparation Master's can be found at: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/for/prospective/pg/funding/ahrcawards/rpmapplications.html
- General Guidance notes for AHRC Postgraduate Studentships at Cardiff can be found at www.cardiff.ac.uk/ahrcawards
- Additional guidance is available from the AHRC website.
4) Submit your completed application
Parts I and II of the application (completed by the applicant and the referees, respectively), along with supporting documents, must be submitted to the School AHRC contact by 5pm on Friday 11th March 2011.
You will have identified the AHRC contact at your School during your initial discussions with the School on your application.
Enquiries: Cardiff University has established a dedicated email address for enquiries about AHRC Postgraduate Studentship applications. Please direct all queries to AHRCQueries@cardiff.ac.uk. These enquiries will be answered by the Graduate Schools Office - additional contact details are given below.
Humanities at Cardiff: prospective applicants can find information online about the breadth of research and scholarship across the Humanities at Cardiff at the following websites:
- The Researcher and Graduate School in Humanities
- Cardiff Humanities Research Institute
- Spotlight on Humanities Research at Cardiff