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Fri Jan 14 2011

FYI: De Vincenzi Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowship

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        1.     Colin Phillips , De Vincenzi Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowship

Message 1: De Vincenzi Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Date: 11-Jan-2011
From: Colin Phillips <colinumd.edu>
Subject: De Vincenzi Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowship
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De Vincenzi Foundation Psycholinguistics Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Marica De Vincenzi Foundation Onlus is inviting application for a
1-year fellowship, US $37,500 plus economy air fare, for Italian students
to pursue post-doctoral study preferably in the US or in another country
(Italy excluded), beginning in Fall 2011. The fellowship is for study and
research in the area of grammatically-oriented psycholinguistics at an
institution of the applicant's choice. Applications should be received by
February 20, 2011, and it is expected that a decision will be announced by
April 2, 2011.

Applications should be submitted electronically, in English, and should
include:

- CV, including evidence of competence in spoken English
- A four-page statement of purpose describing the proposed plan of
study/research
- Papers, reports, Ph.D dissertation written in English or Italian by the
candidate. If the dissertation was written in Italian, the candidate should
provide a 12 page summary written in English.
- The name and contact information for a sponsor at the University or
research centre chosen, accompanied by a letter of agreement from the
sponsor indicating the individual's willingness to serve as a sponsor if
the fellowship is awarded

Candidates should arrange for three referees to submit confidential letters
of reference via email borsedistudiofondazionedevincenzi.org.

Please write in the subject: F2011.

In case the candidate does not hold the PhD at the deadline of submission
of the application, the faculty advisor should send a statement of
assurance that the PhD will be completed by July 31, 2011.

In the evaluation of applications, the scholarly strength of the candidate,
as well as the feasibility of the proposed research and its impact upon the
applicant's career and potential for future impact on psycholinguistics in
Italy, will be considered.

Applicants who plan to remain in their current institution should provide
justification, and in cases of projects that require more than one year it
is helpful to provide information on possible sources of funding beyond the
initial year.

The amount of the fellowship will be deposited on a bank account the
candidate will indicate as follows: US $14,000 at departure, US $12,500 in
March and the remaining US $11,000 in October upon receiving a report of
the activities carried out. This report will be approved and signed by the
sponsor of the host Institution and sent to the Fondazione. Should the
fellowship holder decide to stop working on the project before the agreed
period, or to take up a paid position, the amount of the award paid will be
reduced proportionally (about US $3,100 per month). In due time the winner
of the fellowship must send info about their IBAN and bank account, about
having obtained a valid visa (if required) for the intended period, and
about arrival and departure dates and locations.

The Fondazione expects the fellowship holder to acknowledge the Fondazione
Marica De Vincenzi onlus in presentations at conferences during the year
they are financially supported by the Fondazione, as well as in papers
stemming from the research activity carried out in this period. Also, the
fellows’ scientific involvement in the Fondazione’s research and training
will be greatly appreciated.

Applications should be submitted to: borsedistudiofondazionedevincenzi.org.

Receipt of all submitted material will be acknowledged by email.

The Marica De Vincenzi Foundation Onlus was established in the will of the
late Italian psycholinguist Marica de Vincenzi for the support of young
Italian scholars who intend to carry out research abroad in the domain of
grammatically-oriented psycholinguistics preferably at US institutions (but
other countries, except for Italy are eligible) of the applicant's choice.
The scientific committee includes Lyn Frazier as president, Maria Teresa
Guasti as vice-president, Janet Dean Fodor, Colin Phillips and Luigi Rizzi.
Head of the administrative board is Remo Job.

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

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