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LINGUIST List 18.539

Mon Feb 19 2007

Support: Theoretical / Experimental Linguistics: PhD Student, Utrecht U

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        1.    Maaike Schoorlemmer, Theoretical / Experimental Linguistics: PhD Student, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Message 1: Theoretical / Experimental Linguistics: PhD Student, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Date: 19-Feb-2007
From: Maaike Schoorlemmer <uil-otslet.uu.nl>
Subject: Theoretical / Experimental Linguistics: PhD Student, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Institution/Organization: Utrecht University
Department: UiL OTS
Level: PhD
Duties: Research
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics
Theoretical, Experimental


The Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (Utrecht University) offers three
research grants in its International PhD programme:

3 Grants in the International PhD Programme in Linguistics

The PhD places involve a research training and aim at the completion of a PhD
dissertation within a maximum of three years. As part of their training, PhD
students will take courses offered by the National Graduate School in
Linguistics (LOT).

Applicants should have an MA degree (or nearing completion, expected graduation
by August 2007) in theoretical linguistics, computational linguistics or
experimental linguistics (language acquisition, psycholinguistics, phonetics,
text linguistics). Applications in the field of dyslexia are particularly
welcome. Applicants should speak and write fluent English.

Grant conditions
The grant amounts to a monthly sum of €1400, payable at the beginning of each
month. It is allocated for a trial period of one year, to be extended upon
positive evaluation of the student's progress by a further two years (maximum).
The grant entitles students to supervision, office and library facilities,
assistance in finding housing as well as participation in the institute's
support system for linguistics-related expenses (including attending conferences
and LOT schools).

For legal reasons, no grants can be offered to permanent residents of the

How to apply?
The deadline for receipt of applications is March 25th, 2007.

Applications (by regular mail or by e-mail) should include a letter of
motivation and a 3-5p project proposal (a research question well-grounded in
existing literature supplemented with a research strategy, provisional workplan
and bibliography). The application should also include a curriculum vitae
including contact and personal details, transcripts of academic results, an MA
thesis or alternative piece of written work, certified copies of most recent
diploma and passport, and the contact details of two referees (names,
affiliations and phone numbers or e-mail addresses). Preferably, reference
letters are included.

If applicable, additional written work allowing us to assess the candidate's
suitability for the grant should be submitted by April 27th, 2007 (for example,
a finished MA thesis or a more finished draft). Certified copies of diplomas and
passport may also be submitted by this date, provided regular copies are
included in the original application.

E-mail applications in pdf or doc format should be sent to UiL-OTSlet.uu.nl.
Please observe the following: specify your name in the message as well as in the
topic, include a list of attachments in the message, and include your name in
every attachment's title.
Hard copy applications should be marked 'PhD grant application' and sent to: Dr
Maaike Schoorlemmer, UiL OTS, Janskerkhof 13, 3512 BL Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Interviews will be held on May 29-30th, 2007, preceded by phone interviews in
mid April. Those not invited for interviews will be informed by May 28th. Final
decisions will be made by July 15th , 2007. The preferred starting date for the
grants will be September 1st, 2007.

For further information, contact the UiL-OTS PhD coordinator Dr Maaike
Schoorlemmer, telephone +31-30-2536183, e-mail Schoorlemmerlet.uu.nl. Also
consult our institute website: http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/.

Web Address for Applications: http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Dr. Maaike Schoorlemmer
Janskerkhof 13
Utrecht Utrecht 3512 BL

Applications are due by: 25-Mar-2007

Contact Information:
Dr. Maaike Schoorlemmer
Phone:+31 - 30 253 6183
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