LINGUIST List 28.1709
Fri Apr 07 2017
Support: General Linguistics / Germany
Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <amandalinguistlist.org>
Eva Gentes <store_sfb991
General Linguistics, PhD, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Germany E-mail this message to a friend
Department: DFG Collaborative Research Center 991
Web Address: http://www.sfb991.uni-duesseldorf.de/en/the-structure-of-representations-in-language-cognition-and-science/
Duties: Research,Project Work
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics
The interdisciplinary research training program SToRE of the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 991 “The Structure of Representations in Language, Cognition, and Science” awards up to four fellowships for up to six months starting in October 2017 for international graduate/postgraduate students. The fellowship consists of a monthly stipend of EUR 1,468 (plus child care allowance where applicable) and an economy class roundtrip flight/train ticket. Successful applicants will be graduate/postgraduate students studying towards a PhD at a university outside Germany, working on a topic that is related to the CRC’s research program.
This fellowship is thus intended for PhD students who work on a topic that is related to the CRC’s core business. Building on Barsalou’s (1992) work, the CRC assumes that frames are the universal format of human cognition. That is to say, they are applicable across a wide variety of disciplines, from psychology to semantics. Cluster A covers the general and foundational issues related to frames: their grounding, composition and properties. Cluster B groups together the projects that explore dynamic frames, with event frames and event modification as a unifying dimension. The C-cluster has operations on frames as a central aspect, specifically concerning countability, nominal derivation and modification. The D-projects apply frames beyond their original boundaries and extend their applicability to a wide variety of fields, such as information structure and phonology.
Fellows will become members of the graduate training program and will have access to all courses and workshops. They will be active members of the research group they applied for. As such, they will be provided with a workplace and a computer.
In order to apply for the fellowship, applicants should review the different projects on the CRC’s website (see above) and introduce themselves as well as their work to Graduate Program coordinator Eva Gentes (store_sfb991
phil.hhu.de). The coordinator will contact the respective principal investigator and if the principal investigator is willing to sponsor the application, the candidate will be nominated and invited to submit a full application. In turn, the nomination will be reviewed by the application committee.
Candidates have to be nominated to the application committee by 15 May 2017. It is advisable that candidates contact their nomination sponsor well in advance.
Applications Deadline: 15-May-2017
Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Eva Gentes
Universitätsstraße 1, SFB 991, SToRE, Geb. 23.32.02.68
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