Please find below the most recent research/study opportunities sent to the English Department
Funding is available to support you while participating in academic travel and international experiences:
Ameson Year in China (AYC) program
Meddeas' Language Assistant Programs in Spain
2018 Top Internship Opportunities for Humanities & Social Science
Globalink Research Award Funding Opportunity in India
The Indian Institutes of Technology has an agreement with Mitacs for the Mitacs Globalink Research Award Program to send senior undergraduate and graduate level students to conduct a research project with Indian researchers. Many o the IITs have English research programs. This award provides $6,000 in funding from Mitacs for these projects while MHRD provides an additional $5,000 to the project once the student is in India. This can be through indirect (in-kind) contributions, research support for the host professor and sometimes cash. Mitacs is looking to increase awareness and uptake of this particular program.
Mitacs Globalink Research Award Eligibility requirements:
- Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents (International Students in Canada cannot apply).
- Senior undergraduate and graduate students at Canadian universities
- Eligible universities:
o IIT Bombay
o IIT Delhi
o IIT Guwahati
o IIT Hyderabad
o IIT Kanpur
o IIT Gandhinagar
o IIT Kharagpur
o IIT Madras
o IIT Roorkee
Globalink Research Award
Mitacs is accepting applications for competitive international research opportunities for student travel from Canada. We recommend that students apply by May 2018 for travel planned in Fall 2018.
The Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students to undertake research projects abroad. Projects last 12–24 weeks and all disciplines are eligible.
New destinations include:
- European Union member countries
- Saudi Arabia
- United Kingdom
- United States
The full list of destinations is available on our website, along with resources for finding a professor abroad, suggested application timelines, and other program information.
If you have any questions, contact Mitacs International at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEFL Iberia: Teach English in Barcelona
Joint Ph.D. Program in English and Education at the University of Michigan
Whether your interests are in rhetoric, composition, literacy studies, or English education, this interdisciplinary PhD program brings together the best of research, scholarship, and pedagogy from across the university to offer a rich and satisfying doctoral experience.
Among our strengths, we offer top-flight resources, a supportive and engaging community of scholars, and the flexibility for students to craft a program centered on their individual interests. Our joint association between the Department of English and the School of Education allows students to gain a particularly strong base in rhetoric and composition theory as well as practical experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Student interests have included rhetorical theory, literacy studies, feminist theory, new media composition, disability studies, queer theory, applied linguistics, English language studies, ethnic studies, creative writing studies, and writing assessment. All students have the opportunity to pursue research projects collaboratively with faculty, including social justice- and activist-oriented research, in addition to individual dissertation research.
All students are guaranteed five years of full funding, and there is additional support for conference travel, research projects, and summer research and writing. To date, we have 100% placement for graduates who have chosen to pursue tenure-track faculty positions in education and English departments in colleges and universities; program graduates also sometimes choose to pursue opportunities in educational nonprofits, school districts, and government-sponsored agencies
To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit our Prospective Students pages.
'EPFLinnovators' international doctoral fellowship programme
EPFL is one of two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology and is one of Europe’s most innovative and productive institutions of science and technology.
‘EPFLinnovators’ will provide new excellent PhD students with the training, experience and advice they need to become successful entrepreneurs. Thirty-six (36) participants will be selected among the PhD candidates of EPFL’s 19 doctoral programmes to join ‘EPFLinnovators’. They will take additional classes and do a six-month to two-year work placement in a company. After completing the programme, the PhD students will continue to receive start-up related support from EPFL, including contacts with investors and personalized guidance at EPFL’s Innovation Park.
The ‘EPFLinnovators’ programme received the financial support of European Union’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Horizon 2020 COFUND programme, which covers part of the PhD students’ salary for up to 48 months.
The call for applications is open from 1 November 2017 to 15 January 2018 and from 1 February 2018 to 16 April 2018. All candidates must start their PhD before 1 September 2018.
We think this fellowship programme is an excellent opportunity that will be of interest to a wide range of young researchers in your institution from across all disciplines. We hope you will be able to distribute this information further and that you will encourage your students to apply to the ‘EPFLinnovators´ programme.
Research travel assistantship
Waterloo offers a graduate studies research travel assistantship to help you cover expenses associated with presenting your research at a professional conference away from Waterloo. For more information and to apply, interested applicants can complete our research travel assistantship application.
Research Travel Claims Information
International experience awards
Waterloo offers several international experience awards annually to full‐time graduate students who participate in a minimally‐paid or volunteer work placement, an academic exchange, or a study term related to academic requirements or research. Further details on such awards can be found in our graduate funding & awards database.
Canada Graduate Scholarship - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS)
This program supports eligible high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad. Visit the Graduate Studies CGS-MSFSS web page for full details.