Research in the Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Language is central to our human nature, and languages are fundamental to our society and culture. The Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages is home to world-class scholarship across a wide range of language-related research areas. These include the phenomenon of human language itself, individual European languages and language families, and the literatures, art forms, film, history, and cultures associated with those languages both today and in the past.
The Faculty fosters the development of innovative projects by the individual researchers who comprise it, while at the same time facilitating productive collaboration across languages, research paradigms, and disciplines.
More details of research activities can be found under the relevant subject areas:
- German and Dutch
- Modern Greek
- Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
- Slavonic Studies
- Spanish and Portuguese
The Faculty's Research Strategy Committee oversees research in the Faculty and offers advice and support especially to those applying for external research funding, as well as monitoring research progress and outcomes.
Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships
The Faculty welcomes applications for the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme
Candidates are not eligible for the Leverhulme competition if their PhD viva was more than five years before the closing date of 7 March 2013, unless they have had a career break.
In order to apply for this scheme you must obtain the agreement of your proposed Head of Department as soon as possible. Match funding must be first obtained from the Isaac Newton Trust which is the main University body willing to offer matching funding to post-doctoral applicants to the this scheme. All applicants must secure matched funding from within their institution before applying to the Leverhulme Trust.
Please contact your prospective Head of Department if you are interested in applying. Please note that the Faculty can put forward only 2 or 3 exceptional candidates for these Fellowships.
Once your Department has agreed to support your application you should submit your application to your Head of Department and Louise Balshaw email@example.com.
Your application should consist of a brief c.v. (not exceeding two sides), and a draft of the three submissions required for the Leverhulme application: a list of major publications (maximum one side), a statement of current research (maximum 250 words) and a detailed statement of proposed research (maximum two sides). It is not necessary to submit any costings at this stage
The deadline for the final submission to the Faculty for this scheme is 11 January 2013.