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Four studentships at UCL Psychology and Language Sciences and UCL Ear Institute (apologies for 2nd shot to fix broken web links)
Four studentships at University College London, Division of Psychology
and Language Sciences and UCL Ear Institute
Applicants for the following studentships should send a CV, covering
letter, undergraduate and postgraduate transcripts, and two reference
letters (sent directly by the referees) to Natalie Wilkins,
n.wilkins@xxxxxxxxxx Please indicate in the email which studentship is
relevant to your application.
Applications must be submitted by 18 March 2011. Please note that the
studentships differ in their residency requirements. Each studentship
will cover fees and include a maintenance stipend. Applicants should
have a relevant first degree or masters degree equivalent to a 1st class
or high 2:1 standard in the UK system.
1) ESRC quota studentship, 3-year MPhil/PhD or 1+3 including a year of
masters study. Applications will be considered for students interested
in experimental investigations of human communication. Research areas
include aspects of speech, language and communication; acquisition of
first and later-learned languages; experimental phonetics, linguistics
and pragmatics; developmental and acquired language and communication
disorders; and impacts of hearing impairments on language and speech.
The 1+3 award will include masters study in either the MRes in Speech
Language and Cognition (http://tinyurl.com/yb9p5d2), MSc Language
Sciences (http://tinyurl.com/4naauns), or MSc Neuroscience Language and
Communication (http://tinyurl.com/lpk5jg). Applicants for the 1+3 award
should include a description of their principal research interests.
Applicants for the 3-year award must also include an outline plan of
their intended research. Ideally, this plan should have been discussed
with a potential supervisor based in the UCL Division of Psychology and
Language Sciences, such as in the departments of Developmental Science
(http://tinyurl.com/6kcywja), Language and Communication
(http://tinyurl.com/6eqeygn), Linguistics (http://tinyurl.com/6jyqp7g),
Speech Hearing and Phonetic Science (http://tinyurl.com/6gnlvw3), or the
Deafness Language and Cognition research centre
All applications are subject to the ESRC’s nationality and residency
restrictions, which typically require 3 years of prior UK residency.
Applicants must specify how they meet these conditions. See
http://tinyurl.com/6cumun9 for these and other conditions of the
2) Deafness Research UK 3-year MPhil/PhD studentship: Pitch perception
and production in children with cochlear implants. Supervisors: Dr.
Andrew Faulkner (UCL Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences) and Dr.
Deborah Vickers (UCL Ear Institute). This studentship is open to UK and
EU residents. Further details at
3) UCL IMPACT 3-year MPhil/PhD studentship, co-funded by Advanced
Bionics: Contributions of "virtual channels" to the perception of pitch
through a cochlear implant. Supervisors: Dr. Deborah Vickers (UCL Ear
Institute) and Dr. Andrew Faulkner (UCL Speech Hearing and Phonetic
Sciences). This studentship is open to UK and EU residents. Further
4) ESRC 3-year MPhil/PhD studentship, linked to a project grant on
‘Speaker-controlled variability in children's speech in interaction’.
Supervisors: Prof. Valerie Hazan (UCL Speech Hearing and Phonetic
Sciences) and Dr. Merle Mahon (UCL Developmental Science).
The aim of the studentship will be to investigate, via acoustic-phonetic
analyses of the speech signal, the clear speech strategies used by 13-14
year old adolescents when interacting with peers with a hearing
impairment. The work will also entail carrying out a detailed analysis
of the communication strategies used by the adolescents with hearing
impairment both when interacting with their hearing and hearing-impaired
peers. The work carried out as part of the studentship will complement
work in the main project which is concerned with the development of
clear speech strategies in older children with normal hearing while
communicating in different types of adverse listening conditions.
The studentship is available as early as 1 June 2011, and will be
subject to a Criminal Record Bureau check. All applications are subject
to the ESRC’s nationality and residency restrictions, which typically
require 3 years of prior UK residency. Applicants must specify how they
meet these conditions. See http://tinyurl.com/6cumun9 for these and
other conditions of the studentship.