PhD funding opportunities at the University of York

  • 04 Dec 2018 10:28
    Message # 6944707

    The Department of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York invites applications for funded PhD research in a range of areas of Linguistcs, starting in October 2019.

    Several funding schemes are available (further details below):

    • WRoCAH Collaborative Doctoral Award for a PhD jointly supervised by Aculab PLC.
    • AHRC PhD funding.
    • ESRC funding for a PhD or Masters + PhD.
    • Wolfson Foundation funding for students of any nationality to study for a PhD.
    • University of York scholarships for international PhD students

    AHRC and ERSRC funding is available to UK students (fees + stipend of approximately £14,750) and EU students (fees only).


    • WRoCAH Collaborative Doctoral Award: 14 December 2018
    • AHRC ESRC and Wolfson Foundation: Wednesday 23 January 2019, 17.00 GMT
    • York Graduate Research School Overseas Research Scholarships: 31 january 2019

    Further details:

    - WRoCAH Collaborative Doctoral Award between the University of York and Aculab PLC
    Applications are invited for a collaborative PhD project jointly supervised by the University of York and Aculab PLC. The focus of this project is on Automatic speaker recognition (ASR). Suitable applicants are likely to have a background in phonetics, acoustics, speech technology, engineering, ASR and/or forensic speech science.

    initial applications from potential students must be received by 14 December 2018. Interviews for potential candidates will be held on 8-9 January 2019, after which the successful applicant will need to submit a full application for WRoCAH funding by 23 January 2019.

    - AHRC funding
    The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) is a Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. WRoCAH offers at least 48 AHRC studentships per year. Applicants must already have applied for a PhD programme at one of Leeds, Sheffield or York. The AHRC funds linguistic research in a wide range of areas.

    - ESRC funding
    The White Rose Social Science DTP is a partnership of seven universities. It expects to distribute around 40 scholarships with funding from the ESRC. It focuses on topic areas in the social sciences. Applications must link the proposed PhD topic to one of seven pathway themes: Cities, Environment, and Liveability (CEL); Security, Conflict, and Justice (SCJ); Education, Childhood, and Youth (ECY); Data, Communication, and New Technologies (DCT); Wellbeing, Health, and Communities (WHC); Sustainable Growth, Management, and Economic Productivity (SMP); Civil Society, Development, and Democracy (CDD). Projects on sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, phonetics, and forensic speech science are suitable for this scheme.
    Most students take the MA in Social Research, followed by a PhD.

    - Wolfson Foundation funding
    The Wolfson Foundation offers four scholarships. At least one will be in in Languages, defined as applied languages rather than linguistics. It may involve the study of literary or historical texts, where these are in languages other than English. Wolfson covers tuition fees at the UK/EU or overseas rate, as well as an annual stipend of £28,750.

    - Funding for international students
    For international students the University of York also offers various scholarships and bursaries. These include Overseas Research Scholarships, which cover full international fees and offer a stipend of approximately £14,750 p.a.

    Contact Information:
            Professor Paul Foulkes <>

    Department PhD programmes webpage

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