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LINGUIST List 23.4400

Mon Oct 22 2012

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

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

Date: 22-Oct-2012
From: Stella Gryllia <grylliauni-potsdam.de>
Subject: General Linguistics, Information Structure: PhD Student, University of Potsdam, Germany
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Department: Collaborative Research Centre SFB 632
Web Address: http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics
Information Structure

Description:

University of Potsdam
Collaborative Research Centre SFB 632
http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/index_en.html
Job Rank: PhD Position; 4 Short-Term Grants (1 year)
Specialty Areas: 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/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 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 (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)
Germany

Email Address for Applications:
grylliauni-potsdam.de

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

Applications Deadline: 18-Dec-2012

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

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


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