PhD Candidate - MARCS: Do Cognitive Effects of Language Learning Depend Upon Language Typology?

at Western Sydney University - Graduate Research School

What does the scholarship provide? Domestic candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $30,000 per annum for up to 3 years to support living costs, supported by the Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset. International candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $30,000 per annum for up to 3 years to support living costs. Those with a strong track record will be eligible for a tuition fee waiver. Support for conference attendance, fieldwork and additional costs as approved by the Institute up to a value of $15,000.

International candidates are required to hold an Overseas Student Health Care (OSHC) insurance policy for the duration their study in Australia, with the scholarship providing funding for single cover.

Eligibility criteria

We welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds, who are keen to apply their skills to issues in psycholinguistics and cognition. In particular, the project is suitable for candidates with strong interests in psychology, linguistics, neuroscience and/or communication sciences and disorders.

The successful applicant should: hold qualifications and experience equal to one of the following (i) an Australian First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree, (ii) coursework Masters with at least 25% research component, (iii) Research Masters degree, or (iv) equivalent overseas qualifications. demonstrate strong academic performance in subjects relevant to psychology, linguistics, neuroscience and/or communication sciences and disorders. have an understanding of the importance of language and cognition. be willing to learn analytical techniques applicable to psycholinguistic research, including language training interventions in the form of randomised control trials. be enthusiastic and highly motivated to undertake further study at an advanced level.

International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency.

Penrith New South Wales Australia
OTHER
2019-05-09
2019-06-08

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