Programme Closing Date: 7 February 2013
Doctoral students working on the AHRC ‘Iberian and Latin American Language and Culture’ programme are based in the Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (SPLAS) sectionÂ of the School of Modern Languages, at Newcastle University. Staff research and supervision expertise in SPLAS is oriented towards the interdisciplinary study of Latin America on the one hand, and towards linguistic and cultural study of the Iberian Peninsula, on the other hand. Our disciplinary range covers film studies, literature, anthropology, cultural studies, intellectual, cultural and political history, linguistics, and sociolinguistics. All supervision in the HaSS Faculty is collaborative; depending on research topic, co-supervision may be arranged within the School of Modern Languages, or with Hispanist and Latin Americanist colleagues in other Schools.
Staff and postgraduate members of SPLAS benefit from an excellent research environment, shaped by regular School Research Seminars, in addition to the strong programme of Research Conferences and Events organised by the range of research groups:Â the Americas Research Group, the Gender Research Group, the Postcolonial Studies Research Group, the Research Group in Film and Media, and the Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences.
The School’s Open Access Centre houses a wide range of linguistic and media resources, including those of the Instituto CamÃµes-sponsored Centro de LÃngua Portuguesa.
For 2013 entry, we will be awarding at least one studentship in Iberian and Latin American Language and Culture through the AHRC’s Doctoral Awards scheme. This scheme provides studentships to enable students to undertake and complete a doctoral degree (PhD).
Home (UK) students and those EU students who have been resident in the UK for a minimum of three years are eligible for a full award comprising fees and an annual, tax free stipend of Â£13,590 (2012/13 rates). Other EU students are eligible for a fees-only award.Â To see if you would be eligible for a full or fees only award, please refer to the AHRC’s residency eligibility criteria in Annex A of the AHRC Studentship Funding Guide (PDF: 500KB).
For further details of person specification, how to apply and contact details please see Newcastle University’s websitewhich can be accessed by clicking the Apply link below.