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LINGUIST List 23.4915

Mon Nov 26 2012

Support: General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Potsdam, Germany

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <brentlinguistlist.org>

Date: 26-Nov-2012
From: Stella Gryllia <grylliauni-potsdam.de>
Subject: General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Potsdam, Germany
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Institution/Organization: University of Potsdam
Web Address: http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/

Level: PhD

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


University of Potsdam
Collaborative Research Centre SFB 632
Job Rank: PhD Position; 4 Short-Term Grants (1 year)
Specialty Areas: Information Structure

The Integrated Graduate School of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 632
Information Structure at the University of Potsdam and Humboldt University
Berlin (http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/index_en.html) invites applications
for four short-term grants for PhD students covering the period 1 April 2013
to 31 March 2014. 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 (http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/projects_mgkeng.html).

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

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

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 (grylliauni-potsdam.de). Candidates should also indicate one
or two projects that they want to be affiliated with.

Application Deadline: 18 December 2012

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

Mailing Address for Applications:
Dr. Stella Gryllia
Universität Potsdam
Institut für Linguistik
SFB 632 – Informationsstruktur
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
D-14476 Potsdam (Golm)

Email Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
Dr. Stella Gryllia
Email: grylliauni-potsdam.de

Application Deadline: 18-Dec-2012

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Dr. Stella Gryllia
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
Potsdam (Golm) D-14476

Contact Information:
Dr. Stella Gryllia
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