PhD scholarships in multilingualism available at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

There are two PhD scholarships available in the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies (School of Social Sciences), Heriot-Watt University.

They should contact me directly at b.m.a.o’rourke(arrova)  to discuss ideas for a project relating to the broad area of multilingualism including sociolinguistics, minority language contexts, language policy and planning, new speakers, language ideologies, issues around linguistic and cultural diversity, language and mobility.

The deadline is the 10th April. More details below.


Languages and Intercultural Studies Scholarship 2017


£14,296 and a research support allowance of £2,250 over the registered period of study


Up to 3


Postgraduate research


Social Sciences

Entry date

11 September 2017


10 Apr 2017

Research Proposal (approximately 5 – 8 pages)

The research proposal should contain as much as possible of the following: an introduction or outline of the proposed topic; a statement of objectives and/or specific research questions; a summary of some of the relevant literature which supports the research objective(s); an indication of the intended research methodology; an indication of the theoretical structure and/or conceptual outline; a provisional timetable of the major phases of the research process; results expected from the research e.g. practical value of the research or possible contributions to knowledge or policy or methodology.  At this stage we are not looking for a definitive document but merely an indication that you have thought through most of the above issues.


If you have references available these should be submitted with your application.  If they are not currently available please ensure that you provide the names and contact details, including email addresses, of two academic referees on the application form.

Candidates may also submit a Curriculum Vitae.

Prof Bernadette O’Rourke

Deputy Director, Intercultural Research Centre (IRC)

School of Management and Languages, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Chair of COST Action IS1306 New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe: Opportunities and Challenges:

Editor of Small Languages and Small Language Communities (SLSLC), (subseries of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language)

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