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Support Announcement:

Level: PhD
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics
Application Deadline: 15-Jun-2014
Supporting Institution: Stuttgart University
Computer Science, Electrical Engineering
LL Issue: 25.2229
Posted: 21-May-2014
Support Description: The Integrated Graduate School of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 732 “Incremental Specification in Context” at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, invites applications for five short-term grants (1 year) for PhD in the specialty areas of Computational Linguistics. The grants are supposed to support PhD students in collaborating with researchers and other PhD students of the SFB, if they are interested in theoretical and/or computational approaches to analyses of context specification.

Grant holders are expected to affiliate with one or two of the research projects in the Collaborative Research Centre. Information concerning the projects within the SFB can be found on website:
http://www.uni-stuttgart.de/linguistik/sfb732/index.php?article_id=131

Duties and Responsibilities:
If accepted, the grant holders will participate in the Integrated Graduate School, which offers academic courses on specialized topics in linguistics and computational linguistics, classes on soft skills and expert courses on technical competences, research visits of internationally known researchers from the field, and regular PhD meetings. In addition, the Collaborative Research Centre supports participation in summer schools and conference participation. More information on the aims and objectives of the Integrated Graduate School can be found on website:
http://www.uni-stuttgart.de/linguistik/sfb732/index.php?article_id=131

Grant holders will receive a (tax-free) grant of 1000 EUR per month plus 103 EUR per month for additional costs.

Requirements:
Candidates are expected to:
- hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in Linguistics/Computational Linguistics
- have a research focus on analyses of linguistic specification in context, which is ideally manifest in earlier research activities, either in the form of presentations/publications or as a part of a carefully worked out plan for a dissertation project.

Applicants from within and outside Germany are invited to apply.

How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to send their electronic applications, including:
- Master's degree or equivalent (scan);
- a CV (including two contact data for references);
- a short sketch of the planned dissertation project (1-2 pages);
- an accompanying letter outlining their motivation for applying at the Collaborative Research Centre. The motivation should indicate the projects the candidates wish to be affiliated with.
Candidates with an additional interest in the field of digital humanities are asked to note this in the application.
The required documents should be emailed to
Dr. Jagoda Bruni at jagoda.bruni Linguist List ims.uni-stuttgart.de
Application Mailing Address: Dr. Jagoda Bruni Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung Pfaffenwaldring 5B Stuttgart 70569 Germany
Application Web Address: http://www.uni-stuttgart.de/linguistik/sfb732/index.php?article_id=7
Contact Information: Dr. Jagoda Bruni jagoda.bruni@ims.uni-stuttgart.de