Macquarie U PhD Scholarship: Intercultural Communication (Australia)

Graduate StudyThe Language-on-the-Move team at Macquarie University is getting ready to launch a new research project investigating everyday intercultural communication in multilingual and multicultural Australia, and we are looking for a new PhD student to join our team. The sociolinguistic project, which is funded by an ARC (Australian Research Council) Discovery grant, examines how fluent English speakers interact with people who have limited proficiency.

The research team is headed by Professor Ingrid Piller and includes two post-doctoral research fellows, Dr Shiva Motaghi-Tabari and Dr Vera Williams Tetteh as well as an existing group of ten PhD students. There exists an opportunity to join our team on a fully-funded Macquarie University PhD scholarship. The scholarship is open to domestic candidates only and available for 3 or 4 years (depending on prior qualifications). Details about the scholarship are available through the Macquarie University Higher Degree Research website (scroll down to “Faculty of Human Sciences” >>> “Linguistics” >>> “Communicating with people who have limited English proficiency”).

We are looking for a committed sociolinguist with a background in intercultural communication, language learning and multilingualism, and a passion for conducting socially relevant research. The PhD project will be to undertake a critical sociolinguistic ethnography in a diverse institution in Sydney in the education, healthcare, hospitality or IT sector. The successful candidate will develop their specific subproject within the overall project, undertake independent data collection and analysis, and produce a PhD thesis based on that research. The PhD student will work under the primary supervision of Ingrid and the associate supervision of Shiva and Vera.

Central European University Master’s Scholarships: International Relations

Graduate StudyMaster’s Scholarships in International Relations, Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary.

The Department of International Relations at CEU combines multidisciplinary study of international relations with area expertise. The programs equip students with the analytical skills to capture the complexity of global and regional politics, and also with the practical skills required on the job market. Our faculty members are trained in international relations, political science, law, economics, sociology and history. In 2017, CEU’s programs related to politics and international studies were ranked 42nd in the world according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) subject ranking.

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Scholarships for Language Study

Intercultural dialogue assumes that participants can communicate in a common language. The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) has published a list of scholarships available for those who wish to study a variety of languages, including Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, and Spanish.

Erasmus Mundus doctorate Info tech


The IT4BI-DC Consortium is composed of the following institutions:
– Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) (Belgium)
– Aalborg Universitet (AAU) (Denmark)
– Technische Universitaet Dresden (TUD) (Germany)
– Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) (Spain)
– Poznan University of Technology (PUT) (Poland)

The selected PhD students will receive net salary between €1400 – €2200, depending on the institution. More details concerning the funds.

The IT4BI-DC Programme offers multiple cutting the edge research topics, in the areas including among others:
– Business Intelligence for WEB and Big Data Analysis
– BI on Spatio-Temporal data
– Warehousing unstructured data
– Multidimensional data analysis in a cloud
– Data integration architectures for real-time BI
– Geo-social analytics
– Advanced smart grid analytics
– BI on sequential data
– BI on advanced hardware
– Privacy in data analysis
– Collaborative data analysis

A graduate from the IT4BI-DC Programme will be awarded either a join degree or double degree offered by two of the Partner institutions. The type of the degree awarded is subject to internal regulations of the countries where the Partner institutions are located.

PhD candidates applying for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship:
December 21st, 2012 : scholarship application deadline
January 8th, 2013   : uploading reference letters deadline
End of February 2013: preliminary decision of the scholarship
End of April 2013   : formal confirmation of the scholarship granting

PhD candidates not applying for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship:
April 30th, 2013: programme application deadline for Non-European students
June 30th, 2013 : programme application deadline for European students

PhD candidates are required to apply via the IT4BI-DC online application.

Detailed information available.
Enquiries: it4bidc AT

One World Scholarships-Developing Countries

“The One-World-Scholarship-Programme is directed at students from developing countries at Austrian Universities and is meant to contribute to the peaceful coexistence of people from different countries of origin by enhancing equal opportunities, dialogue, intercultural know-how and partnership. It has been established within the Austrian Cooperation for Education, and together with the other programmes it supports their concerns (struggle against poverty, resource conservation, peace-keeping etc.), the establishment and expansion of accordingly qualified personnel and the advancement of educational- and economic systems (capacity and institution development) with lasting effects.
It is complementary to other scholarship programmes and laid out globally, it enhances the ability for independent, creative, critical and self-determined thinking and acting and shall strengthen the competence for innovative problem solving strategies. The OWS contributes to the socially required production of knowledge and awareness, it promotes a global perspective and the creation of the globally educated citizen. It attaches a high significance to regional, international and trans-cultural networks. The programme is co-financed (government, church and private funds and own resources of the recipients of the benefits) and significantly contributes to the economic, social and cultural development of the southern countries.”
For further information, see the original posting at the Afro-Asiatisches Institut site.
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