SALIS PhD Research Scholarship at Dublin City University

Deadline: 28 May 2018
Open to: international applicants
Scholarship: 16,000 EUR per annum for up to four years


SALIS is a multilingual, multicultural research-focused school with specialisms in Modern Languages; Applied Linguistics; Translation Studies; and Cultural and Intercultural Studies. Their research frequently crosses disciplinary and linguistic boundaries and scholarship is increasingly concerned with digital technologies; literacies; and practices in a variety of professional, academic and social contexts.

SALIS offers a multilingual and multicultural environment in which to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to study one or more of the following languages as part of the courses offered by SALIS: Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish. Furthermore, SALIS is home to the LanguaCulture Space, which is designed to promote informal language learning and authentic interactions between Irish and International Students.

They are particularly interested in receiving research proposals in the following areas: Applied Linguistics; Cultural Studies; Intercultural Studies; Literary Studies; Sexuality Studies; and Translation Studies.


  • Applicants must hold a relevant undergraduate degree at 2.1 or first-class honors level (or equivalent);
  • Ideally, they should also hold a relevant Master’s qualification;
  • Candidates who are currently completing a Master’s qualification are welcome to apply;
  • Candidates must also be capable of contributing to the delivery of modules in SALIS particularly in the following areas: French; German; Spanish; Chinese; Japanese or English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); and/or activities in the LanguaCulture Space.


As part of their commitment to ensuring excellence in doctoral-level research, SALIS is pleased to offer a number of scholarships for full-time Ph.D. students commencing 1st October; 2018. Successful candidates will receive a stipend of 16,000 EUR per annum for up to four years; subject to satisfactory annual progression. Registration fees will also be paid.

How to Apply?

Interested candidates must first agree a research proposal with a member of academic staff in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies. Information on academic staff in SALIS, their research interests and their contact email addresses can also be found here.

Before contacting a potential supervisor, you should ensure that your intended topic matches one or more of their interests. You should only apply for the scholarship if a faculty member from SALIS is supporting your application.

Candidates should email their applications in a single pdf file to the SALIS School Office ( putting SALIS PhD scholarships 2017-2018 in the subject line; no later than Monday 28 May; 2018; 17:00 (Irish time).

Applications should include the following:

  • Application form available to download from SALIS Website;
  • Copies of undergraduate and, where applicable, postgraduate transcripts added to the appendix;
  • Two letters of reference from a past lecturer or academic advisor/supervisor;

Applications will be deemed ineligible and will not be considered for funding if:

  • an application does not have all the required participant forms including two referee forms and academic transcripts; completed in full and submitted via email to SALIS.OFFICE@DCU.IE before 17:00 (Irish time) on 28th May 2018.
  • an application is incomplete or exceeds the word limits;
  • an application includes materials in a format other than those requested;
  • any section of an application has been plagiarised;
  • any information supplied in an application is false, misleading or unverifiable with appropriate documentation;
  • the research project as proposed in the application form has no relevance to research activities in SALIS;
  • the application is not endorsed by a member of SALIS;
  • canvassing on behalf of applicants occurs.

For more information please visit the official website.