INTERDISCIPLINARY DOCTORAL STUDIES IN HUMANITIES: BORDERLANDS, MINORITIES, MIGRATIONS IN SOCIOLINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVE – ADMISSION PROCEDURES


The Institute of Slavic Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences announces the admission procedures for the INTERDISCIPLINARY DOCTORAL STUDIES IN HUMANITIES: BORDERLANDS, MINORITIES, MIGRATIONS IN SOCIOLINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVE for years 2018/2019-2022/2023


The PhD program is funded through the European Union's Operational Programme Knowledge Education Development 2014-2020 (Measure 3.2 Interdisciplinary PhD Programs).


The scope of the doctoral programme:
4 year interdisciplinary doctoral programme in humanities: Borderlands, Minorities, Migrations in Sociolinguistic Perspective are aimed at candidates interested in various aspects of the function of language and society on multicultural and multilingual territories. Ph.D. candidates will learn sociolinguistic research methods, combining methods used in linguistics, ethnography, cultural studies and sociology. They will also gain skills necessary for work in multicultural and multilingual environments as well as at sites of multicultural contacts and conflicts.


The admission procedure to the interdisciplinary doctoral programme in humanities at the Institute of Slavic Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences will take place by means of a call for proposals. Admission will be based on the results of the qualification procedure (phase I of the admission procedure, total of 60 points) and the results of the interview (phase II of the admission procedure, total of 40 points).


Required documents:
1) a certified copy of the diploma in postgraduate studies or a certificate from a university confirming the graduation with master's degree (in case of international students – an equivalent diploma) or a certificate confirming working on a Diamond Grant;
2) English language certificate on at least B2 level or its equivalent. In case of lack of the certificate part of the interview may be conducted in English;
3) Curriculum Vitae of the candidate including the list of publications, participation in scholarly conferences, other forms of scholarly activity; other, non-scholarly activities, which may aid scholarly work;
4) cover letter addressed to the Head of the Institute of Slavic Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences;
5) Provisional title of the doctoral dissertation including its summary OR description of scholarly interests including the analysis of topics of interest – max. 2 standard pages of computer printout;
6) written recommendation from an independent researcher;
7) three photographs (35 x 45 mm);
8) a personal questionnaire (to be obtained on the website www.ispan.waw.pl by the announcement of the admission procedure).
The documents should be submitted by 27 June 2018, 3.00 pm at the Institute of Slavic Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences or by post sent to the Institute with the postscript "Doctoral Studies"


Instytut Slawistyki PAN
ul. Bartoszewicza 1b/17
00-337 Warszawa

 

Candidates will receive information about qualifying to Phase II of the admission procedure by 2 July 2018 (to qualify to Phase II one needs to obtain at least 30 points in Phase I).


The interview will take place on 16 July 2018 at 10.00 am (ul. Bartoszewicza 1B m. 17, Warszawa). The candidates will be informed by email about the exact time of their interview.


The admission procedure is conducted by Admission Committee consisting of six people appointed by the Head of the Institute of Slavic Studies: dr hab. Helena Krasowska, prof. IS PAN (Deputy Head for Research); dr hab. Nicole Dołowy-Rybińska, prof. IS PAN (Head of Doctoral Studies), Anna Kurowicka (secretary), dr hab. Anna Engelking, prof. IS PAN, prof. Wojciech Burszta, dr hab. Aliaksander Smalianczuk, prof. IS PAN.


The results of admission procedure will be made public.
The announcement of the results of the admission procedure will take place by 23 July 2018.


The results of the admission procedure may be appealed against to the Head of the Institute of Slavic Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences within 14 days of the date of notification of the results. The basis of the appeal can only be an indication that the rules of the admission process as defined in Chapter 7, point 1 of the Doctoral Studies Regulations at the Institute of Slavic Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences were not followed. The decision of the Head of the Institute is final.


International students can be admitted to the doctoral programme under conditions laid down in separate regulations.


In justified cases the interview can be conducted via Skype. We kindly ask you to contact the Secretary's Office of the Institute of Slavic Studies for further information.


The interview can be conducted in English. In such cases, we kindly ask you to submit your CV, cover letter and the provisional title of the doctoral dissertation including its summary in English. AND to inform the Secretary's Office of the Institute of Slavic Studies of your wish to have the interview in English.

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY PHD PROGRAMME IN HUMANITIES: BORDERLANDS, MINORITIES, MIGRATION IN SOCIOLINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVE

 

Interdisciplinary PhD programme in humanities: Borderlands, Minorities, Migration in Sociolinguistic Perspective will be run at the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences in 2018/2019-2022/2023.

 

We cordially invite all interested to attend an open information meeting which will take place on 1 June at 3 PM at Pałac Staszica, Nowy Świat 72, Warszawa, room 006.

 

About the studies:
4 year interdisciplinary doctoral programme in humanities: Borderlands, Minorities, Migrations in Sociolinguistic Perspective are aimed at candidates interested in various aspects of the function of language and society on multicultural and multilingual territories. Ph.D. candidates will learn sociolinguistic research methods, combining methods used in linguistics, ethnography, cultural studies and sociology. They will also gain skills necessary for work in multicultural and multilingual environments as well as at sites of multicultural contacts and conflicts.


About the programme:
The study programme is divided into two parts. The first two years will be devoted to: gaining basic theoretical and methodological skills during classes with specialists from Poland and abroad and during summer schools; acquiring 'soft skills' necessary for presenting research outcomes and attracting funds to finance it; workshops with the practitioners on multicultural and multilingual sites. The second part of the studies will be devoted predominantly to field work and preparation of doctoral dissertation under the supervision of the supervisors. Ph.D. candidates will at this stage do a month-long internship in a foreign research institution and will take part in international conferences.


Benefits:

  • working with experienced researchers of the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of science, who conduct research in linguistics, ethnology, cultural studies and sociolinguistics;
  • Contacts with international guests invited to give lectures and conduct seminars;
  • Acquiring competences for further scholarly work or work at multicultural and/or multilingual sites;
  • Acquiring skills in attracting funds for research and cultural/social work;
  • Participating in language courses (Polish as a foreign language or language of the field work);
  • Scholarship of minimum 1600 zł/month paid out throughout the whole duration of studies (4 years)
  • a month-long internship at an international research institution financed by the Institute of Slavic Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences;
  • Participating in two international conferences, financed by the Institute of Slavic Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences;

 

Funding:
The PhD program is funded through the European Union's Operational Programme Knowledge Education Development 2014-2020 (Measure 3.2 Interdisciplinary PhD Programs).