LINGUIST List 29.3954

Fri Oct 12 2018

Summer Schools: NSF REU Site/UCSB-HBCU Scholars in Linguistics Program

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 12-Oct-2018
From: Jazmine Exford <>
Subject: NSF REU Site/UCSB-HBCU Scholars in Linguistics Program/USA
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Host Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

Dates: 24-Jun-2019 - 16-Aug-2019
Location: Santa Barbara and Davis, California, USA

Focus: Are you interested in: 1) How African-Americans communicate? 2) The experiences of African-Americans in higher education around the U.S.? 3) Spending your summer doing research with other undergraduate scholars at UC Santa Barbara as well as take courses at the Linguistic Institute in Davis? 4) Preparation for graduate school: GRE prep course and help with fellowship applications including the Ford Foundation, National Science Foundation, graduate applications, and others? If so, apply to join us in Summer 2019 at UC Santa Barbara and UC Davis for the Talking College/UCSB-HBCU Scholars in Linguistics Program! This program is jointly sponsored by the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates and the University of California HBCU Initiative.
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate
Special Qualifications: Participants must be a major or minor in linguistics or a closely related field.

The NSF REU Site: Talking College and the UCSB-HBCU Scholars in Linguistics Program are a joint initiative of the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara that brings together undergraduates from UC Santa Barbara, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and other institutions throughout the United States. During this summer research program, students will receive training in linguistics, preparation for graduate school, and experience in conducting original research that extends their understanding of African-American language, culture, and community.

Program participants will spend the first half of the program at UC Davis for the LSA Summer Institute, accompanied by program faculty and graduate student mentors from UC Santa Barbara. Participants will take courses at the Linguistic Institute, conduct research at UC Davis and other colleges and universities in the area, and confer with experts about their work. Participants will be based at UC Santa Barbara for the remainder of the program to conduct research at UCSB and at other institutions in Southern California.

To read more about the project, see:

A free informational webinar will be held on Thursday, October 18, 12:00-1:30 p.m. PST/3:00-4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. To register, go to

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                      Applied Linguistics
                      Discourse Analysis
                      General Linguistics

Financial Aid: Applications accepted until
Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a $4,000 stipend paid over several installments throughout the summer.

Financial Aid Instructions:

Registration: 01-Oct-2018 to 13-Nov-2018
Contact Person: Jazmine Exford

Apply by Email:

Registration Instructions:
To apply, please see the instructions at Applications are due by Friday, November 13, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. For fullest consideration, all application materials should be sent on or before the deadline to the following email address: Applicants may be contacted via email and/or telephone within a few weeks of their application submission for further information or materials. Finalist will be interviewed via Zoom video conferencing software.

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