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LINGUIST List 24.2888

Mon Jul 15 2013

Support: PhD Student, University of Potsdam, Germany

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <caylenlinguistlist.org>

Date: 14-Jul-2013
From: Jana Häussler <jana.haeussleruni-potsdam.de>
Subject: PhD Student, University of Potsdam, Germany
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Institution/Organization: University of Potsdam
Department: Linguistics, SFB 632

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics
Information Structure

Description:

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/en/) invites applications for two
short-term grants for PhD students covering the period 1 October 2013 to 30
September 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 10 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 renowned 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/en/intgradschool.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
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. Jana
Häussler. Candidates should also indicate one or two projects that they want
to be affiliated with.
Application Deadline: 31 July 2013


Application Deadline: 31-Jul-2013

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Jana Häussler
Universität Potsdam, Dep. Linguistik, SFB 632
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
Potsdam 14476
Germany

Contact Information:
Jana Häussler
jana.haeussleruni-potsdam.de
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