Funding Opportunities for Research Students

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) provides a variety of funding opportunities for Masters and PhD students. The list below shows the opportunities that are relevant for Lingusitics and English Language students. 

Please note that, for all awards, you must have already applied for and accepted an offer of a place on one of the relevant programmes.

Scholarship Details EligibilityDeadline
Research Scholarship in Phonetics Covering tuition fees and a contribution towards maintenance costs UK/ EU and Overseas 1 March 2019
AHRC Studentship PhD degree. Covering tuition and maintenance (UK applicants) or fees only (EU applicants) UK/EU only 8 February 2019
ESRC (NWSSDTP) studentship Masters Degree followed by a PhD ("1+3"), or PhD degree. Covering tuition and maintenance (UK applicants) or fees only (EU applicants). UK/EU only 4 February 2019
Faculty Research Scholarships Masters degree, Masters Degree followed by a PhD ("1+3"), or PhD degree. Ranging from fee bursaries to fee bursaries plus maintenance grants up to the value of £15,000. UK/EU & Overseas 1 March 2019

EAP Studentship Award

PhD degree. Covers fees at the UK/EU level and includes a maintenance bursary UK/EU & Overseas 1 March 2019

Research Scholarship in Phonetics

Deadline: 1 March 2019 (5pm GMT)
Eligibility: UK/ EU and Overseas

PhD scholarships that include all tuition fees and a contribution of £15,000 towards maintenance costs.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Department that is 15th in the QS World rankings for Linguistics. Based in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University, you will study the dynamics of speech production, using novel methods to track the movement of the tongue and lips during speech (e.g. ultrasound tongue imaging, electromagnetic articulography).

You will be part of a research team with broad expertise in phonetics, including speech production, sociophonetics, sound change, and speech technology. The Department has a substantial Phonetics Laboratory with extensive facilities for articulatory speech measurement, as well as an active research group in phonetics with 4 full-time academics and 7 PhD students.

You will receive hands-on training in relevant methods and will also benefit from interaction with the broader phonetics community at Lancaster.

Please contact Dr Sam Kirkham (s.kirkham@lancaster.ac.uk) to discuss your interest in this fully funded PhD.

For further details please see Fully funded research scholarships and Lancaster University Phonetics Lab.

Applications should be made on the appropriate application form (Faculty Scholarship Application Form 2019) and should be sent to s.kirkham@lancaster.ac.uk.


AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) Studentships

Deadline: 8 February 2019 (5pm GMT)
Eligibility: UK/EU & overseas

For full details please see Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Studentships


Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentships

Deadline: 4 February 2019 (5pm GMT)
Eligibility: UK/EU only

For full details please see Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentships


Faculty Scholarships

Number of bursaries: A variety of scholarships will be awarded up to the level of a fees bursary plus £15,000 maintenance.
Eligibility: Open to UK/EU and Overseas applicants
Deadline: 1 March 2019 (5 pm)

A number of Faculty Postgraduate bursaries and scholarships are available for students wishing to study for a Masters degree, a Masters Degree followed by a PhD (“1+3”), or for a PhD degree within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

If you started your PhD between February and September, please contact Claire Nance to discuss eligibility for Faculty funding.

Please see the faculty website for the relevant terms & conditions before applying: Faculty Postgraduate Scholarships.

Applications should be made on the appropriate application form (Faculty Scholarship Application Form 2019) and should be sent to to the relevant departmental contact postgraduatelinguistics@lancaster.ac.uk.


EAP Studentship Award

Number of bursaries: 1
Eligibility: Open to UK/EU and Overseas applicants
Deadline: 1 March 2019 (5 pm)

We are inviting applications for this award to start in October 2019.

The Department of Linguistics and English Language (LAEL) at Lancaster University is looking for a PhD student to receive the EAP Studentship award, which covers fees at the UK/EU level and includes a maintenance bursary. The award-holder would take part in the management and coordination of the English for Academic Purposes (Study Skills) and Study Start Programmes, which run every summer in August and September.

Please note that you must have received an offer to study as a PhD student at Lancaster in order to apply for the award.

EAP Description of duties

EAP Person specification

EAP Further particulars & how to apply