LINGUIST List 27.4223

Thu Oct 20 2016

Support: General Linguistics / USA

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 19-Oct-2016
From: Alison Gabriele <>
Subject: General Linguistics, PhD, University of Kansas, USA
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Department: Linguistics
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Kansas

Duties: Research,Teaching

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The University of Kansas (KU) Linguistics Department has several fellowships that will be available in the 2017-2018 academic year. All doctoral students who are admitted to the program will be offered five-year packages that include graduate teaching or research assistantship positions.

We will be able to award one Chancellor’s Fellowship, the university’s most prestigious graduate award, which offers a very generous funding package. Fellows receive a $25,000 stipend plus tuition and required fees for five years of doctoral study. Each Fellow is appointed as a GRA during the first year and the final dissertation year, allowing for early engagement in research during the first year and focused dissertation work during the final year. The Linguistics Department will appoint the Fellow as either a GRA or GTA in the intervening years with a tuition waiver. All Ph.D. applicants to the program will be automatically considered for this award.

About Linguistics at the University of Kansas

The Linguistics Department at KU has undergone significant changes in the past decade to position itself as a unique program that unites linguistic theory and experimental research. We have particular strengths in experimental phonetics and phonology, first and second language acquisition, developmental psycholinguistics, second language psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics, the cognitive neuroscience of language, linguistic fieldwork, and theoretical semantics. Our faculty members and graduate students study a broad range of languages including understudied language varieties in Asia and the Americas. The department has six active research labs, which have all successfully competed for external funding and provide support for graduate studies. The department has both head-mounted and remote eye trackers, an EEG laboratory, and on the KU medical center campus, cortical MEG, fetal MEG and MRI systems. We offer both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. The Linguistics faculty is committed to excellence in mentoring and provides support for graduate students in several ways including weekly research seminars and frequent opportunities for advising. Students are actively encouraged and mentored to present their work at conferences, publish research in journals, and submit applications for external grant funding.

For more information, please see our website:

Information on admission requirements is available at:

The deadline to apply for the Fall 2017 semester is January 1, 2017.

Applications Deadline: 01-Jan-2017

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Alison Gabriele

Page Updated: 20-Oct-2016