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Fri Feb 12 2010

Support: General Ling: PhD Students, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS

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        1.    Mariette Bonenkamp, General Linguistics: PhD Students, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, Netherlands

Message 1: General Linguistics: PhD Students, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, Netherlands
Date: 12-Feb-2010
From: Mariette Bonenkamp <GW_UiL-OTSuu.nl>
Subject: General Linguistics: PhD Students, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, Netherlands
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Institution/Organization: Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS
Web Address: http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/

Level: PhD

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The PhD positions involve research training and aim at the completion of a PhD
dissertation within a maximum of three years. As part of the training, PhD
students will take courses offered by the National Graduate School in
Linguistics (LOT). A place in the programme entitles students to supervision,
office, network 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). The student can participate
in the Academic Professionalism programme of transferable skills. A maximum of
three grants will be made available from external sources, for which UiL OTS
will be nominating candidates. These Reinhart grant amounts to a monthly sum of
1600 EUR (max), payable at the beginning of each month. They are 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). No grants can be offered to
permanent residents of the Netherlands.

Applicants should have an MA degree (or nearing completion, expected graduation
by 1 July 2010) in theoretical linguistics, computational linguistics or
experimental linguistics (language acquisition, psycholinguistics, phonetics,
text linguistics). Applicants should speak and write fluent English.

Applications (by regular mail or by e-mail) should include a 3-5 page project
proposal consisting of a research question well-grounded in existing literature,
supplemented with a research strategy, provisional workplan and bibliography.
The application should also include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae
including contact and personal details, transcripts of academic results, an MA
thesis or alternative piece of written work. Further documentation should
include copies of your most recent diploma and passport, a financial statement
and/or an application for a Reinhart grant, and the contact details of two
referees (names, affiliations and phone numbers or e-mail addresses).
Preferably, reference letters are included. Applications that do not include a
research proposal will not be taken into consideration. Candidates are free to
come up with their own research topic, but they are strongly advised to visit
the UiL OTS research groups document on the website and explicitly target their
proposal at one or more of the local research groups. E-mail applications should
be sent in pdf or doc (not docx) format. 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 the title of each attachment. Hard copy
applications should be marked 'PhD Application' Receipt of your application will
be confirmed within 5 working days.

The first round of interviews will be conducted during the first half of April,
either in person or by telephone. Results will be communicated to interviewees
by April 26. If you are invited for the second round, you will be offered
assistance in rewriting your project proposal to suit our particular conditions
and expertise. The rewritten proposal should be
submitted to Maaike Schoorlemmer by e-mail by May 16, 2010. If applicable,
additional written work allowing us to assess your suitability for the programme
should also be submitted by that date (for example, a finished MA thesis). The
second round of interviews will be conducted in Utrecht on June 1 and June 2,
2010. Final decisions will be made by June 30, 2010. The preferred starting date
for the grants will be October 1st, 2010.

Applications Deadline: 14-Mar-2010

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Dr. Maaike Schoorlemmer
        UiL-OTS PhD Coordinator, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS
        Janskerkhof 13a
        Utrecht 3512 BL

Contact Information:
        Dr. Maaike Schoorlemmer

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