LINGUIST List 29.1022

Tue Mar 06 2018

Support: General Linguistics: PhD, Heinrich-Heine-Universität

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 05-Mar-2018
From: Eva Gentes <>
Subject: General Linguistics: PhD, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany
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Department: SFB 991
Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Heinrich-Heine-Universität

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 2018 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 enrolled as a PhD student 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 ( 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 1st May 2018. It is advisable that candidates contact the coordinator well in advance.

Applications Deadline: 01-May-2018

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Dr Eva Gentes
        Heinrich Heine Universität, SFB 991, SToRE,
        Universitätsstraße 1,
        Düsseldorf 40225

Contact Information:
        Dr Eva Gentes

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