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LINGUIST List 23.2133

Thu May 03 2012

Jobs: Information Structure: PhD Positions (3 Short-Term Grants), U of Potsdam

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Date: 03-May-2012
From: Stella Gryllia <grylliauni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Information Structure: PhD Positions (3 Short-Term Grants), University of Potsdam, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Potsdam
Department: Collaborative Research Centre SFB 632
Job Location: Potsdam, Germany
Web Address: http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/index_en.html
Job Rank: PhD Positions

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Information Structure


The Integrated Graduate School of the Collaborative Research
Centre SFB 632 Information Structure at the University of Potsdam
and Humboldt University Berlin invites applications for three short-
term grants for PhD students covering the period 1 October 2012 to
30 September 2013. The grants are meant to enable PhD
candidates with an interest in information structure to carry out some
of their research in the Collaborative Research Centre, which has
played a prominent role in the international research on information
structure over the past 9 years.

Of particular interest to the research centre are PhD candidates from
outside Germany and/or with a focus on lesser-studied non-
European languages that will help to extend the cross-linguistic
coverage and will ideally help to build up stable cooperations with
the applicants' home universities. The research centre also
encourages candidates from German universities with a migrant
background to apply.

Grant holders are expected to affiliate with one or (at most) two of the
research projects in the centre. They participate in the integrated
graduate school, which offers classes on information structure,
research visits of internationally renown researchers from the field,
and PhD days with presentations in front of a peer-audience. In
addition, the research centre supports participation in summer or
winter schools and conference visits. More information on the aims
and objectives of the integrated graduate school can be found here:

Grant holders will receive a (tax-free) grant of 1000 EUR per month
plus 103 EUR per month for additional costs. On an individual base,
there may be the possibility of finding additional funding for the time
after the grant runs out.

Qualification Requirements:
Candidates are expected to hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in
Linguistics and have a research focus on information structure from a
theoretical (syntactic, phonological, semantic), typological,
diachronic, variationist, computer-linguistic or psycho/neuro-linguistic
perspective, which is ideally manifest in earlier research activities in
the form of presentations/publications or a carefully worked out plan
for a dissertation project.

Application Procedure:
Interested candidates are invited to send their electronic applications,
including their Master's degree or equivalent (scan), a CV, a short
sketch of the planned dissertation project (1-2 pages), and an
accompanying letter outlining the candidates' motivation for applying
at the collaborative research centre to the coordinator of the
integrated graduate school Dr. Stella Gryllia at the application email
address below. Candidates should also indicate one or two projects
that they want to be affiliated with.

Application Deadline: 20 May 2012

The selection of grant holders will be carried out by the board of the
collaborative research centre by the end of June 2012.

Application Deadline: 20-May-2012
Mailing Address for Applications:
Dr. Stella Gryllia
Universität Potsdam Institut für Linguistik SFB 632
Informationsstruktur Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
Potsdam (Golm) D-14476
Email Address for Applications: grylliauni-potsdam.de
Contact Information:
Dr. Stella Gryllia
Email: grylliauni-potsdam.de

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