Job opportunity: ESRC studentships for MSc+PhD at DCAL (University College London)

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ESRC studentships for MSc+PhD (1yr plus 3 yrs) /PhD (3 yrs) at University College London,  ESRC Deafness, Cognition and Language research centre


The UCL Deafness, Cognition and Language research centre (DCAL) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two ESRC studentships for the academic year commencing September 2011.

ESRC studentships provide up to four years full funding for postgraduate training. They cover tuition fees and include a maintenance grant.
Additional funds may also be available to enable a start date before September 2011 in cases where BSL training or training on specific research techniques is needed. Successful candidates will be expected to learn BSL to a Level 2 standard.  Training will be provided if necessary.

DCAL will consider applicants for a UCL MSc or MRes  (e.g., MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience,  MSc in Research Methods, MRes in Speech, Language and Cognition) followed by a 3 year PhD studentship. We will also consider applicants who have completed relevant Masters-level training for a 3 year PhD studentship.

DCAL is an ESRC funded research centre which brings together leading Deaf and hearing researchers in the fields of sign linguistics, psychology, and neuroscience (see ).

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr. MacSweeney ( for Studentship 1 and to Professor Vigliocco ( for Studentship 2.

The application process will be in two stages. In the first instance, applicants should send a CV, cover letter and the names and email addresses of two referees to Antonietta Esposito at by Friday 4th March 2011.
The cover letter should highlight the qualities that make you suitable for the studentship and include a brief statement outlining which project you are most interested in and why you wish to conduct research in this area. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview in mid-March and, if successful, will then be required to submit a formal post-graduate application to UCL.
All applications are subject to the ESRC nationality and residency restrictions. Applicants are asked to indicate in their submission that they meet these requirements. These requirements and other information are available on the ESRC’s website. Applicants are strongly advised to consult this guide – ESRC Funding Guide < guidance/guidance/postgraduates/PFG.aspx>- when completing their application.

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