16.116 postgrad funding: Trinity College Dublin, De Montfort

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 116.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: Carl Vogel <vogel@cs.tcd.ie> (110)
             Subject: Postgraduate funding, Trinity College, University of

       [2] From: Peter Robinson <peter.robinson@dmu.ac.uk> (72)
             Subject: De Montfort Bursaries

             Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2002 07:38:20 +0100
             From: Carl Vogel <vogel@cs.tcd.ie>
             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.

    Application Process:

          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
          the following:

          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:

          Carl Vogel
          Computational Linguistics Lab
          Trinity College
          University of Dublin
          Dublin 2

          facsimile: 353 1 677 2204

          Informal inquiries can be made by email to Carl Vogel at
          vogel@tcd.ie; 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:
          Postgraduate Studies:
          Department of Computer Science:
          Computational Linguistics Group:
          All Departmental Research Groups:

             Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2002 07:38:57 +0100
             From: Peter Robinson <peter.robinson@dmu.ac.uk>
             Subject: De Montfort Bursaries

    Dear friends, acquaintances and supporters of the Centre for Technology and
    the Arts

    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!

    best wishes

    Peter Robinson


    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
    following requirements:
    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: mjcronin@dmu.ac.uk
    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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