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FYI: Funding for Research in Norway, U. of Stavanger

Author: Jacob Thaisen

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Writing Systems

Subject Language(s): English, Middle

FYI Body: Individuals interested in pursuing research on medieval English scribal
texts or related areas of the history of the English language are
welcome to contact Professor Merja Stenroos (merja.stenroos@uis.no)
or Dr Jacob Thaisen (jacob.thaisen@uis.no) at the University of
Stavanger with proposals compatible with the interests and expertise of
the Middle English Grammar Project. Funding for a research stay
would be sought jointly from the Research Council of Norway's
Yggdrasil programme.

Please note that, as of 2012, it is the potential host institution who is
responsible for submitting the application.

The Yggdrasil mobility programme funds research stays of a duration
of between one and ten months; scholarships awarded under the
current call are to be taken up within the period of August 2012 to July
2013. Eligible are current doctoral students and those who have
successfully completed a doctorate within the past six years. The
current call is open to citizens of Council of Europe member states
(except the Nordic countries), as well as of Argentina, Brazil, Chile,
Egypt, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico and South Africa. Its application
deadline is 15 February.

For further information about the Yggdrasil programme, including the
current call for proposals, please visit the website of the Research
Council of Norway at http://rcn.no/1253955432506

For further information about the Middle English Grammar Project,
please visit

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