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PhD Scholarship in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University College Cork

The Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, University College Cork, is pleased to invite applications for a PhD scholarship to be taken up from October 2015. The PhD Scholarship in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies is awarded on the basis of academic excellence to a student proposing to conduct, or already conducting, research in any of the specialist areas covered by the Department, including Iberian Peninsular and Latin American literatures, visual cultures and film; Translation Studies; Galician and Catalan Studies. We also welcome applications from those interested in comparative topics, which might include comparisons between the literature, film or culture of different language areas, subject to the availability of relevant expertise in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

The total value of the scholarship will be 7560 euros per year, to cover registration fees for a full-time PhD in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (5770 euros) as well as small stipend (1790 euros) divided into 12 monthly payments. In return, the successful applicant will be expected to contribute 4-5 hours per week of language and/or tutorial teaching to undergraduates during term-time, as well as full-time dedication to their research project. The scholarship will be tenable for up to three years, subject to an annual performance review.
Applicants should both submit an online application for a PhD in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies via Postgraduate Applications Centre (https://www.pac.ie/) in advance of the deadline, as well as filling in the attached application form. You are advised to identify a potential supervisor and to discuss your project proposal with a member of staff in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies before applying.
The deadline for applications is Friday, 12 June 2015.
Further information can be obtained from Stephen Boyd (s.boyd(a)ucc.ie)