Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 116.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
 From: Carl Vogel <email@example.com> (110)
Subject: Postgraduate funding, Trinity College, University of
 From: Peter Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> (72)
Subject: De Montfort Bursaries
Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2002 07:38:20 +0100
From: Carl Vogel <email@example.com>
Subject: Postgraduate funding, Trinity College, University of Dublin
Ph.D. Research Funding (2 Positions)
(Possible Part-Time Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship)
The Department of Computer Science at Trinity College, University of
Dublin is pleased to announce the availability of two Broad Curriculum
Teaching Fellowships to support high quality research at the
postgraduate level and high quality teaching at the undergraduate
The successful Teaching Fellows will be expected to apply for
admission as a Ph.D. student with the Department of Computer
Science. Computational linguists are encouraged to apply;
however, the area of research is not restricted. The research
area is open subject to the availability of suitable research
supervision in the candidate's intended research area. The
successful candidates will be expected to integrate fully into the
local research community.
The Teaching Fellows will each provide up to six hours of teaching
each week of the academic year in Broad Curriculum modules for
computer science students on a range of four year honors degrees
offered by the department:
BA (Mod) in Computer Science, Linguistics and a Language
BA (Mod) in Computer Science
BA (Mod) in Information and Communication Technology
BAI (Degree in Engineering)
Teaching will be targeted for second year students intending to
spend the third year of study in a partner university abroad, and
courses will be conducted through French or German. The teaching
will be arranged into small groups, with each students receiving
three contact hours each week -- two hours per week on data
structures and algorithms, and one hour per week on cultural
issues (including comparative academic systems).
"Those eligible to receive Postgraduate Teaching Studentships will
be senior postgraduate research students registered in Trinity
College with some prior experience in teaching undergraduates"
The positions are open to those who have not yet taken up postgraduate
positions in Trinity College; see below.
Necessary qualifications include:
- a strong undergraduate degree result in an appropriate area from
a recognized third level institution;
- capacity to complete a Ph.D. by research (through English);
- qualification to teach the intended content;
- high proficiency (oral and written) in French or German (native
speakers are strongly encouraged to apply).
Tenure and Remuneration:
The award period is for a maximum of three years.
The value of the Postgraduate Teaching Studentship will be a
stipend of 19,000 euro per annum, rising by 1,000 euro per annum
in each subsequent year, plus fee remission at the level of EU
postgraduate student rate.
The value of (part-time) Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowships (if
applicable) will be remuneration at the rate of 16,967 euro per
annum, rising by 894 euro per annum, and will be subject to income
tax and PRSI.
Candidates for postgraduate study will be preferred over
post-doctoral candidates. Postgraduate teaching fellowships are
not subject to tax in Ireland.
The successful candidates must be able to take up the position on
October 1, 2002.
Candidates who are not already registered as postgraduate students
at Trinity College should submit an application for admission as a
Ph.D. student by research (see
To apply for the Teaching Fellowships, candidates should submit
1) A letter of introduction and application inclusive of a
personal statement demonstrating qualification for the position;
2) A research proposal;
3) A CV;
4) Three letters of recommendation composed with reference to the
terms and qualifications associated with the positions, along with
contact details for the three referees;
5) Transcripts of past academic experience;
6) Evidence of proficiency in English and in French or German;
7) Copies of any other supporting materials the candidate wishes
to be considered.
Materials should be posted to:
Computational Linguistics Lab
University of Dublin
facsimile: 353 1 677 2204
Informal inquiries can be made by email to Carl Vogel at
firstname.lastname@example.org; please send only plain text messages without
Relevant Timeline Details:
Deadline for receipt of applications*: Monday, July 22, 2002
Shortlisting: Monday, July 28, 2002
Interviews**: Friday, August 2, 2002
Offers made: Friday, August 9, 2002
Positions begin: Tuesday, October 1, 2002
*Application in advance of the deadline is warmly welcomed.
**Interviews may be conducted by telephone, email or in person, as
practicality permits with respect to individual shortlisted
Additional Information on the Web:
Trinity College's Web Pages:
Department of Computer Science:
Computational Linguistics Group:
All Departmental Research Groups:
Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2002 07:38:57 +0100
From: Peter Robinson <email@example.com>
Subject: De Montfort Bursaries
Dear friends, acquaintances and supporters of the Centre for Technology and
De Montfort University is to award some fifty bursaries for postgraduate,
doctoral study. These provide for payment of all fees and offer a
satisfactory level of living support over three years. In the past, the CTA
and the Canterbury Tales Project has had three students under this scheme:
one has now finished her doctorate (Orietta Da Rold); another is close to
completion (Barbara Bordalejo) and the third is about halfway through (Jacob
Thaisen). We are able also to offer the chance to work part time on CTA
editorial projects (such as the Canterbury Tales and also the Commedia
This bursary offers the chance to work with a leading research group, in a
range of ground-breaking projects. Please bring this opportunity to the
attention of any students you think might profit from it!
DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
Doctoral Bursaries Summer 2002
In the 2001 RAE the Faculty of Humanities was rated as the leading East
Midlands university for Arts and Humanities research. The Faculty combines
the strengths of traditional scholarship with modern applied research in new
technologies and in innovative research fields such as sports history,
electronic editing, digital composition and cultural policy. There are two
pioneering research centres: the Centre for Technology in the Arts and the
International Centre for Sports History and Culture, and in the last three
years the Faculty has won research grants worth over 1.5 million.
The Faculty has a thriving postgraduate research culture, with an
outstanding range of facilities, including a dedicated graduate centre. Many
of our recent PhD graduates have gone on to work in academia, and have
continued their research at the postdoctoral level. We invite applications
for projects in English, Media, History (including Sporting History), Dance,
Theatre and Music Technology. All projects will be supervised by senior
staff with international reputations who also possess a wealth of
supervisory experience. As part of the PhD training all PhD students in the
Faculty will undertake a specific Humanities research training course to
ensure that they are fully equipped to successfully complete their studies.
To be eligible to apply for one of the bursaries, students must meet the
MPhil or MPhil with PhD transfer option:
Applicants normally have at least a good second-class honours degree from a
British university or equivalent academic or professional qualifications.
International qualifications may also be acceptable.
In addition to the above, PhD applicants normally have a UK masters degree
or equivalent in a relevant subject area, which should have been awarded
within five years prior to application, including a component dealing with
research methods. An equivalent academic or professional qualification,
including international qualifications, may be acceptable
Applications are invited to study in the following areas. In your
application you should specify clearly which of the proposed areas you wish
to be considered for, and how your own research interests to date would be
If you have any informal queries please e-mail:
Dr Mike Cronin, Faculty Head of Research, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of English
Centre for Technology and the Arts
Research group: Canterbury Tales Project; electronic scholarly editing work
First Supervisor: Dr Peter Robinson/Professor Norman Blake
The Centre is leading, and collaborating in, several projects applying
electronic methods to the research and publication of large textual
traditions. These include editions of the Canterbury Tales, Dantes
Commedia, and the Greek New Testament. In the course of this work, the
Centre has developed software tools now used in many other projects. A
bursary is offered for work in one of the following areas:
1. Study of the manuscripts and text of the Canterbury Tales.
2. The application of electronic methods to research and publication of
textual traditions, including analysis using methods drawn from statistics,
mathematics, and evolutionary biology.
3. The development and use of advanced software tools for collation,
analysis and publication.
There will be opportunities for the successful applicant to work on
the externally-funded projects run by the Centre.
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