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Scholarship Available for PhD in Scotland

Dear friends and colleagues:
Please see information below about PhD student scholarships being advertised at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland – where I am now based.
Two of the scholarships are specifically to work with me on a project on language brokering experiences in the Deaf community. Ideally I am looking for a deaf/ hearing team – with at least one of the PhD students being a native signer. The students’ can propose their own topics but they must be related to my project somehow.
Please pass this information on to your memberships and networks of deaf or hearing Codas and interpreters, especially if you know of any students currently completing MA degrees that might be suitable.
Unfortunately time is short – deadline is *30th April* for applications and proposals to be submitted.
Any queries can be directed to me at this email: j.napier@hw.ac.uk
Thanks and regards,
Jemina Napier

The Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies is offering up to six Professorial PhD Scholarships and up to four James Watt/SML PhD scholarships to start in the academic year 2013-14. The term of the scholarships is three years. Successful candidates will be expected to make a contribution to activities in the Department in return for a fee-waiver, a maintenance allowance of £13,590
The Languages and Intercultural Studies PhD programme is highly successful and respected both nationally and internationally. Recent graduates, who benefit from the extensive research contacts of staff across the world, have gained employment in a range of academic positions.
The Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies is committed to conducting theoretically advanced and socially-useful research which is relevant to the academic community and also engages with public interest. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates to develop projects in specific areas. Visit www.sml.hw.ac.uk/about/programmes/phd/phd-scholarships-in-languages.htm for further details and how to apply. Please note that applicants are requested to indicate to which project their proposal relates.
Any language combinations may be proposed, but the Department has particular research interests in Chinese, English, French, German, Spanish and minority languages, including Irish Gaelic, Galician and Sign Languages.
The closing date for applications is 30 April 2013.

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