LINGUIST List 28.1509

Mon Mar 27 2017

Internships: 29-week NSF REU Site Program/USA

Editor for this issue: Yue Chen <>

Date: 23-Mar-2017
From: Isabelle Barriere <>
Subject: 29-week NSF REU Site Program/USA
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University or Organization: Liu Brooklyn And Yvy
Department: Communication Sciences & Disorders and Research Institute
Web Address:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics

Duration: 01-Sep-2017 to 08-Jul-2018
Compensation: Paid: $6,500 for 29 weeks
Location: New York,USA
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum
Special Qualifications: Although all undergraduate students who are US citizens or permanent residents, are at least two semesters away from completing their Baccalaureate degree and reside in NY are welcome to apply, we especially encourage applications from students who are members of underrepresented groups in the Speech-Language-Hearing-Communication and Cognitive Sciences which include but are not limited to: - students who are racial/ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, women, and veterans - students who are familiar with a Language Other Than English (LOTE), a Sign Language and/or with varieties of English that differ from Mainstream American English (e.g. African American English, Jamaican English etc) - students who have experienced educational or economic disadvantage or other personal circumstances that may have impeded their transition to the next stage of training towards a science career

The REU Site Intersection of Linguistics, Language and Culture Program is recruiting talented undergraduate students residing in the NY area from (but not limited to) historically disadvantaged groups to partake in a part-time year-long program to engage in research on language(s) and benefit from workshops that will help them prepare for the next step in their educational journey.

Through funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), 14 students will be selected to engage in a 29-week research experience in speech-language-communication-hearing sciences that will include:

- Establishing a community of scholars through the attendance of a presentation on a topic related to your interest in speech-language-communication and participating to the site blog;
- Conducting a research project with the help of a Research Mentor (see list of mentors and their areas of specialization on page 2);
- Research Ethics training required to conduct research that involves the participation of human subjects;
- Presentation of your research at a student conference;
- Participation in a maximum of 5 workshops per year to prepare a graduate school application (that will cover topics such as how to prepare the GRE, select a graduate program, compile a successful application package) that will be scheduled at times convenient to all students;
- The organization of a conference in the summer that will enable you to share your work with other NSF REU site participants and community partners.

To successfully complete the program, students will devote 6 to 8 hours a week in the Fall and Spring semester and 15-18 hours a week in the summer to a research project with one of the participating mentors and at one of the research sites. REU Students are awarded a stipend of $6,500 a year for participation in the program: $2,000 for 12 weeks in the Fall semester, $2,000 for 12 weeks in the Spring semester and $2,500 in the Summer (June and first week of July) to compensate for their work.

Program Directors: Prof. Isabelle Barriere, LIU-Brooklyn and YVY Research Institute and Prof. Jonathan Nissenbaum, Brooklyn College- CUNY

Please contact:

To obtain more information and an application form.

Deadline for Submission of Application: May 30 2017

Application Deadline: 30-May-2017

Contact Information:
Dr Isabelle Barriere
Phone: 7187806335
Fax: 7187804007

Page Updated: 27-Mar-2017