LINGUIST List 27.3012

Wed Jul 20 2016

Support: Phonetics / Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 20-Jul-2016
From: Esther Janse <>
Subject: Phonetics, PhD, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
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Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Radboud University Nijmegen

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Phonetics


Announcing 14 PhD positions on a new Marie Curie European Training Network, ENRICH (Enriched Communication Across the Lifespan)

Speech is a hugely efficient means of communication: a reduced capacity in listening or speaking creates a significant barrier to social inclusion at all points through the lifespan, in education, work and at home. Hearing aids and speech synthesis can help address this reduced capacity but their use imposes greater listener effort. The fundamental objective of ENRICH is to modify or augment speech with additional information to make it easier to process. Enrichment aims to reduce the listening burden by minimising cognitive load, while maintaining or improving intelligibility. ENRICH will investigate the relationship between cognitive effort and different forms of natural and synthetic speech.

ENRICH is funded for 4 years from October 2016. We are now looking to recruit 14 generously-funded early stage researchers to undertake projects leading to a PhD within the network. Openings exist for candidates with a background in engineering, psychology, speech science or linguistics.

ENRICH partners are: University of Edinburgh, Radboud University, Tobii Technology, University College London, University of Crete, Hoerzentrum Oldenburg, University Medical Center Groningen and the University of the Basque Country (coordinator).

For more details of the network and early stage researcher positions, see The closing date for applications is 30 September 2016.

Applications Deadline: 30-Sep-2016

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Mirjam Ernestus

Page Updated: 20-Jul-2016