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.


  • 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;


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