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:
Mitacs's Globalink Research Award (GRA)
Now is the time for senior undergraduate, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to think about international research and travel in the fall of 2019.
Through Mitacs’s Globalink Research Award (GRA), recipients can get $6,000 for research collaborations with universities abroad. Applications are accepted anytime, but we encourage those interested to apply at least 16 weeks prior to their planned departure.
Destinations include Australia, China, EU member countries, Japan, the United Kingdom, Norway, and the United States and more — the complete list of eligible destinations is on the award web page.
With questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching in a Spanish School (Language Assistant Programs)
Meddeas (Multilingual Education Development and Support) is a leading organization present in five countries specialized in giving support services to Spanish bilingual schools. Among other activities, they manage Language Assistant Programs.
These programs are focused on university students who are about to graduate. By enrolling in our programs they will get international work experience – teaching English in a Spanish private school – during one academic year while undergoing additional training, and receiving enough money to live in Spain as students. There are no fees for participants.
This would be a very enriching opportunity for students as they will not only get hands-on practice in the classroom – selecting their preferred age range – but also receive additional teacher training from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.
For more information check the following:
Ameson Year in China (AYC) program
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
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.
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.
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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.