The Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is inviting applications for an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) PhD studentship to commence in October 2024. This fully funded studentship will focus on multilingual teaching, learning, and assessment in India’s primary schools.
Research Focus and Collaborative Project
This studentship offers a unique opportunity to address a crucial gap in recognizing and destigmatizing multilingualism in classrooms across linguistically diverse societies in the Global South. The successful applicant will work on a collaborative research project led by Professor Ianthi Tsimpli (University of Cambridge), Amy Lightfoot (British Council UK), and Dr. Debanjan Chakrabarti (British Council, India). The project will explore the impact of multilingual teaching practices on student learning outcomes and develop strategies for fostering inclusive and equitable multilingual classrooms in India’s primary schools.
Funding and Benefits
The DTP studentship provides an annual maintenance grant of £18,622 + £550 CDA allowance to cover living expenses and university tuition fees at the home fee level. The studentship also includes dedicated funding to support a period of fieldwork research based at the British Council, India. For international candidates, the fee gap between the home and overseas fee rates will be covered by the University through internal co-funding.
Eligibility and Application Procedure
To be eligible for this studentship, candidates must hold a Master’s degree with distinction or equivalent in a relevant field, such as linguistics, education, or social sciences. They should also demonstrate a strong interest in multilingual education and research experience in language teaching and learning. Excellent written and spoken English language skills are essential.
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through the official website: jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/43145/. The application deadline is December 5, 2023.