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PhD Studentships in Russian and Slavonic Studies at the University of Sheffield

PhD Studentships in Russian and Slavonic Studies at the University of Sheffield

The Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies at the University of Sheffield, which comprises Russian, Czech and Polish Studies, is delighted to announce a range of studentships for autumn 2016 entry. We especially welcome applications from suitably qualified applicants in the following areas:

•   Literature, Cinema and Cultural Studies
•   Modern History, Social and Political Thought
•   Cultural Theory and Intellectual History
•   Language Planning, Language Regulation, and Variation in Standard Languages
•   Linguistics (morphology, syntax, semantics), Usage-Based Theories of Language, Empirical Methods in Slavonic Linguistics

More information about the Departmental research culture and staff research interests may be found here:

Postgraduates in the Department are part of the dynamic postgraduate community in the School of Languages and Cultures:

Applications for the following studentship opportunities must be submitted no later than 5pm on Tuesday, 2 February 2016:

1) The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) is a Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. It is responsible for the distribution of AHRC-funded doctoral studentships for these universities and for the coordination of a doctoral training programme. WRoCAH is able to offer over 50 AHRC studentships per year to candidates with a place for doctoral study at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield or York. Applicants for an AHRC studentship must have applied for a place of study in an eligible School, Department or Centre and may only apply for funding at one of Leeds, Sheffield or York. The studentship application form and details of how to apply are only available from the WRoCAH website:

2) Applications for the University Prize and Doctoral Academy scholarships are also open and further details about all of them can befound here:

IMPORTANT: Scholarship applicants must have been accepted for a place on the programme and have previously discussed their funding application with the Director of Postgraduate Studies: Dr Kristine Horner (

You are warmly invited to attend our next University Postgraduate Open Day on 19 November. At that time, you can also make arrangements to visit the Department to meet relevant staff and discuss your application. Further details may be found here:

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.
Craig Brandist,
Professor of Cultural Theory and Intellectual History,
Director of the Bakhtin Centre,
Dept. of Russian and Slavonic Studies,
University of Sheffield,
Jessop West,
S3 7RA.
Tel. +44 (0)114 2227413


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