LINGUIST List 30.4431

Thu Nov 21 2019

Support: General Linguistics: PhD, Labex Empirical Foundations of Linguistics EFL

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 21-Nov-2019
From: Christel Préterre <>
Subject: General Linguistics: PhD, Labex Empirical Foundations of Linguistics EFL, Paris, France
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Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Labex Empirical Foundations of Linguistics EFL

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


EFL Mobility grants (Paris,France) : 7th call for applications

Context of the call:
The aim of the Laboratoire d’excellence “Empirical Foundations of Linguistics : data, methods, models” (Labex EFL) is to promote innovative and interdisciplinary research within Linguistics and its related fields. Specific interest is given to empirical foundations (corpus analysis and experimental methods) of linguistic research.

For the 7th time, the Labex EFL offers mobility grants for a period of 3 months each to PhD students in linguistics and related fields.

The Labex EFL ( is a fourteen-year project, funded by the French government (ANR-10-LABX-0083). It gathers 11 research teams (CRLAO, HTL, INCC, Lacito, Lattice, LIPN, Llacan, LLF, LPP-P3, MII, Sedyl) from 4 universities, members of Sorbonne Paris Cité University, (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Université de Paris, Université Paris 13 et Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales INALCO), in a partnership with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the French Research and Development Institute (IRD). It contributes to the IdEx Université de Paris (ANR-18-IDEX-0001).

Grant Description:
Candidates must be PhD students from a University outside France, working in different fields of linguistics, including but not limited to empirical linguistics, typology, field linguistics, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics.

The selected candidates will receive a stipend of 3,500 euros + transport costs.
The mobility will have to take place before end of June 2021.

During their fellowship, they will be hosted by one of the research units of Labex EFL and will attend research seminars at one of the partner universities. A certificate of attendance and validation of these seminars will be provided at the end of the semester.

The application file should include the following documents:
- CV and cover letter
- An official document certifying their enrollment in a PhD programme
- A statement of 4-5 pages explaining their PhD project and its relevance to the research topics of the Labex EFL
- A letter of recommendation from their PhD supervisor
- A letter of invitation from a local EFL project advisor cosigned by the director of the inviting laboratory in France.
- An estimation of transport costs.

Deadline and selection process:
Deadline for applications: January 26th, 2020 (midnight – Paris time)
Applications should be sent to the project manager Christel Préterre (, copy to the coordinator of the Labex EFL, Pollet Samvelian ( and the training officer, Emmanuel Cartier (

Applications will be examined by the Labex EFL Scientific Council and decisions will be communicated in the course of February 2020.

Applications Deadline: 26-Jan-2020

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Ms Christel Préterre

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