Research and study opportunities

Please find below the most recent research/study opportunities sent to the English Department

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Literature, Film, or Cultural Studies, Orillia ON

A Canadian-based environmental humanities research team based in Lakehead University invites applications for a two-year full-time postdoctoral researcher to contribute to a collaborative research project entitled “Racialized Ecologies in and Beyond Settler-Colonial Canada: Documentary, Speculative, and Poetic Texts and Contexts.” Deadline: June 23. More information.

Funding is available to support you while participating in academic travel and international experiences:

Masters/PHD Research Opportunity - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

This is a funded Masters and PhD program for an incoming Masters or PhD student who might be willing to take on the topic of understanding the relationship between children and youth with disabilities and the visual arts, in Ontario through a qualitative research lens as a topical area for their thesis or doctorate. The program would be funded by Ryerson University.

Funded Masters and PhD program

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:

Meddeas' Placements in Spanish Schools for University Students

Meddeas' Language Assistant Programs in Spain

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 web site.

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.

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.