Our lab is growing, plus further opportunities to join us!

Several undergraduate and postgraduate students have recently joined the Bilingualism in the Brain lab, in a variety of projects looking at bilingualism, cognition and the brain. We are all very happy about that! More details about the ongoing student projects in our lab can be found here.

We always welcome applications for people to join our lab, and interested parties should email me directly (c.pliatsikas[at]reading.ac.uk). If you are interested in joining our lab for a PhD, see below for the PhD studentships offered by the University of Reading (and note the deadlines!), and contact me before applying. Remember that our lab contributes to, and benefits from, the expertise of both the Centre of Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM) and the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics (CINN).

Apart from PhDs, do also feel free to contact me for smaller projects, including Erasmus+ visits etc.

PhD Opportunities at the University of Reading 2017/18

The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences at the University of Reading is inviting applicants for PhD studentships to work on topics within the Language, Development and Ageing Research Division. This research division has academics working in psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics, language development, bilingualism, and language disorders. We are looking for students interested in pursuing PhD projects along these broad themes. A number of PhD studentships are currently available, as described below.

The University of Reading is part of the ESRC funded SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership which will be awarding up to 35 studentships across the network for the 2017/18 academic year on a +3 (PhD) or 1+3 (1-year Masters + PhD) basis. These studentships are open to UK and EU residents on a fees + yearly stipend basis (for UK residents) or a fees only basis (for EU residents). Together with the Department of English Language & Applied Linguistics and the Institute of Education, we are looking for PhD students to put forward within the Linguistics, Psychology and Education pathways.

In addition to the SeNNS Doctoral Training Partnership, the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences also offers funding via the Magdalen Vernon Studentship. This year, one studentship will be available within the Language, Development and Ageing Research Division that covers fees at the UK/EU rate and a yearly stipend. International students are welcome to apply but must be able to pay the difference between UK/EU and international fees.

Finally, the University of Reading is also offering other studentships across the university. This year, 10 Anniversary PhD Scholarships are available that will cover fees and a yearly stipend for UK and EU residents. International students are again welcome to apply, but must be able to cover the difference between UK/EU and international fees. The university will also be offering 7 International Research Studentships this year that are open to international students on a fees + stipend basis (1 award) or a fees only basis (6 awards).

Interested applicants should contact pcls.pgr@reading.ac.uk to signal their intent to apply, and to gain further information regarding the application procedure and specific deadline for each award (which will all generally be in January/February 2017). Please also contact potential supervisors at Reading to discuss your proposal and application.

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