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Dr. Murray McGillivray (U Calgary) has just been granted funding for a PhD student in digital medieval literary or linguistic (OE, ME) studies, to commence September 2014 or January 2015. The student will be fully funded for four years. The “Eyes High” scholarship itself is worth $25K Cdn per year for a Canadian applicant, $30K Cdn per year for a non-Canadian. That amount will be reduced to an $8K top-up per year if the student wins, as is expected, major external funding such as a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada doctoral fellowship. The funding from the “Eyes High” scholarship would also be supplemented with funding from Dr. McGillivray’s own grants and/or with teaching assignments in his department, for somewhere in the area of an additional $15K per annum.
The doctoral project would need to be in the general area described above, and would ideally complement or be part of Dr. McGillivray’s own ongoing editorial projects, especially the Online Corpus of Old English Poetry or its planned Aelfrician extension, the probable target of his next research grant application. A strong background in digital humanities work is very desirable but lack of one is not necessarily a deal-breaker for a highly-qualified candidate.
Turn-around is very tight. An expression of interest is needed by 20 February in order to consider anyone as a candidate; this should include a CV and if possible transcripts of your academic record. Applicants need to have a completed Masters degree by the time of taking up the studentship. The candidate needs to be submitted to our university approvers by 10 March.