PhD Studentship Opportunity: Human-Centric Uses of Technology in Translation/Interpreting
University of Surrey
|Placed On:||2nd September 2021|
|Closes:||22nd September 2021|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||£15,609 or 21/22, which will increase each year in line with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) rate, plus Home-rate fee allowance of £4,500 (with automatic increase to UKRI rate each year)|
The successful project will need to rely on a solid, eclectic mixed-methods approach benefiting from cross-fertilization among different disciplines (e.g. translation studies, multimodality, human-computer interaction, machine learning/artificial intelligence, natural language processing, corpus linguistics) to explore topics such as the usability of/social responsibility in automated translation solutions, productivity, workflow optimisation, quality, the development of tools, resources and training for enhanced communication across languages and types of languages, data ownership and user experience. Projects will be evaluated on the basis of originality (topicality and urgency of the research questions) and methodological innovation. The successful candidate will benefit from excellent technological working conditions, international contacts, and a stimulating interdisciplinary work environment.
This is a 3-year project starting in January 2022 and is open to applicants worldwide. Please note that higher tuition fees apply for non UK students and that the PhD studentships offered in the remit of this scheme are at Home rates. More about classification of fee status.
Supervisors: Professor Sabine Braun and Professor Constantin Orasan
First class or upper second class BA and Master’s level degree (or international equivalent) in Translation Studies, Linguistics, Computer Science or related field.
English language requirements: IELTS test (test not older than 2 years): 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with at least 7.0 in the writing component and at least 6.0 in the other components.
A stipend of £15,609 for 21/22, which will increase each year in line with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) rate, plus Home-rate fee allowance of £4,500 (with automatic increase to UKRI rate each year) and £500 for conference travel.
How to apply
Applications can be made through the CTS PhD in Translation and Interpreting page. Please state project title clearly on your research statement – this statement should be 1,000 words long, excluding references and must be uploaded in .DOC format in the “research proposal” area of the application portal. Applicants should also include a copy of their CV, two academic references and their completed academic degrees and degree transcripts. Applicants are encouraged to email Prof. Constantin Orasan (C.Orasan@surrey.ac.uk) first to discuss their application.
For application enquiries, please contact Dr Dimitris Asimakoulas (D.Asimakoulas@surrey.ac.uk).