Two Macquarie University PhD scholarships (MQRES) are available in the Department of Linguistics associated with the AMEP Longitudinal Study 2011-2014.
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has contracted Macquarie University to undertake a 3-year longitudinal study into the relationship between language training and settlement outcomes of newly arrived migrants from non-English-speaking backgrounds. The project is an extension of a similar longitudinal study undertaken at Macquarie University in 2008 and 2009. The research report of the first phase of the study is available here.
It is the broad aim of the project to follow participants from Phase 1 of the study as well as a new cohort of newly arrived migrants over a 2.5-year period during their initial settlement in Australia in order to find out how they use English and how closely their engagement with English in the AMEP matches their communicative needs.
The 2011 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $22,860 pa tax exempt for 3.5 years.
Applicants will need to complete a candidature/scholarship application form and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Refer to: http://www.hdr.mq.edu.au/information_about/applications for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.
This information is also available on Macquarie University’s scholarship website (scroll down to “Faculty of Human Sciences” > “AMEP Longitudinal Study”). The scholarships are open to Australian domestic candidates only. Please quote the allocation numbers 2011160 or 2011161 on your application.