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FYI: 2011 Linguistic Institute Fellowship Competition


Author: Beth Levin

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: The 2011 Linguistic Institute, which will take place at the University of
Colorado, at Boulder from July 7 to August 2, 2011, is pleased to announce
the competition for student fellowship applications.

A limited number of fellowships, including several named fellowships, are
available on a competitive basis to students attending the 2011 Linguistic
Institute. Fellowships generally cover only the cost of tuition to attend
the Institute (although the Bloch and McCawley fellowships provide some
additional support); fellowships do not cover living expenses, travel
expenses to and from the Institute, or visa expenses for international
students. To be awarded a fellowship, students must enter the fellowship
competition, which is administered by the Linguistic Society of America
(LSA); access to the online fellowship application will be through LSA
member login. Students must be members of the LSA to apply for fellowships;
non-members may apply for membership at the time of application. A link to
the online fellowship application will be made available on the Institute
website, as well as the LSA website, once the competition opens.

The fellowship competition will open in the first half of January 2011 and
close the first week of February. A sample of the fellowship application
will be posted in December. We anticipate that the LSA will inform each
applicant of the status of his or her fellowship application in the second
half of March 2011, in time for awardees to meet the Institute's May 1
early registration deadline.

Applicants may be undergraduate or graduate students; graduate students
should not have received the PhD before the completion of the Institute.
Applicants do not need to be US citizens. Due to the limited amount of
funding available, students who have received a fellowship from the LSA to
attend a previous Institute are not eligible to apply. To receive a
fellowship, students must register to attend the Institute for the entire
4-week session and take a full course load (4 units).

To apply for a fellowship, students will be asked to write a statement of
purpose, to identify the Institute courses they intend to take and to
provide details about academic preparation. Applicants for the Bloch and
Language in the USA fellowships will be asked to write brief additional
statements about their qualifications for these fellowships. In addition,
applicants who are currently enrolled in a US PhD program are expected to
submit GRE scores, unless they are unavailable because this program did not
require GRE scores for admission.

For US applicants who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, a
Master's program, or years 1-3 of a PhD program, a transcript is required.

Non-native speakers of English who have not completed a degree at an
English-speaking institution should submit TOEFL scores, or scores on an
equivalent internationally recognized exam of English proficiency, if they
are available. Two letters of recommendation will also be required.

Please contact Professor Martha Palmer at Martha.Palmer@colorado.edu for
more information, or visit the fellowship competition web address:
https://verbs.colorado.edu/LSA2011/fellowships.html.

For more information about the 2011 Linguistic Institute, please visit
http://verbs.colorado.edu/LSA2011/.

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