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Level: PhD
Duty: Research,Project Work
Linguistic Field: General Linguistics
Application Deadline: 30-Jun-2014
Supporting Institution: University of Potsdam
Linguistics, Collaborative Research Centre SFB 632
LL Issue: 25.2435
Posted: 04-Jun-2014
Support 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 five short-term grants for PhD students covering the period of October 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015, and the period of January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015. 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.

Of particular interest to the research centre are PhD candidates from outside Germany and/or with a focus on lesser-studied non-European languages. The research centre also encourages candidates from German universities with a migrant background to apply.

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.

How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to send their electronic applications, including:
- Master's degree or equivalent (scan);
- a curriculum vitae (CV);
- a short sketch of the planned dissertation project (1-2 pages);
- an accompanying letter outlining the candidates' motivation for applying at the collaborative research
centre.
All applications should be mailed to the coordinator of the integrated graduate school Anja Gollrad
at agollrad Linguist List googlemail.com
Candidates should also indicate one or two projects that they want to be affiliated with.

For more information, see application website below.
Application Mailing Address: Anja Gollrad Universität Potsdam, SFB 632 – Informationsstruktur Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25 Potsdam (Golm) 14476 Germany
Application Web Address: http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/en/intgradschool/call-applications.html
Contact Information: Anja Gollrad agollrad@googlemail.com