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Thu Mar 25 2021

FYI: Request for research proposals in Columbia School Linguistics for 2021-2022

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 24-Mar-2021
From: Bob de Jonge <>
Subject: Request for research proposals in Columbia School Linguistics for 2021-2022
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Columbia School Linguistic Society
Research Fellowship
Request for ​new​ proposals for the 2021-2022 academic year March 2021

For the coming 2021-2022 academic year the Columbia School Linguistic Society (henceforth the Society) is considering fellowship proposals from applicants who will be mentored by a member of the Society. Applicants do not have to be members of the Society to apply, but Mentors must be.
The successful applicant for the Research Fellowship (the Fellow) will undertake a linguistic research project from the perspective of Columbia School linguistics (CS), under the guidance of a Mentor who is a member of the Society. The research project undertaken by the Fellow will address a grammatical, lexical, or phonological problem of the Fellow’s choice.

The new Fellow will receive a stipend of between $5,000 to $10,000 for the period covering from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022. The Fellow’s stipend is calculated on the basis of a 12-month calendar year. Assuming satisfactory progress in the judgment of the Mentor and of the Society’s Executive Committee, stipend payments will be made on a quarterly basis by the Society. The Fellowship includes paid membership in the Society for 2021 and 2022.

The application consists of statements relating to the analytical problem, existing analyses if any, and details on any progress the analyst has made to date. The application is not to exceed ​10​ ​double-spaced pages​ written in 12-point font. Mentors should review applications prior to submission.
In addition, the application should include the applicant's CV, including email address and the name of the applicant’s institution.
The deadline for receipt of new proposals is ​May 31, 2021​. Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Society’s Executive Committee, assisted by such
additional reviewers as they may deem appropriate. The Society will make every effort to notify applicants by the end of June 2021. The application must be submitted to the Society’s Administrative Manager Cara Schiff at

Requirements of the Fellowship:

The Fellow is expected to be an active supporter of the Society in all activities pursuant to its mission.
The Fellow is expected to take the initiative to actively seek out the mentor during the year of the Fellowship, consulting with the mentor on a regular basis on all aspects of the project.
The Fellow is expected to participate on a regular basis in the bi-monthly Society Seminar.
The Fellow is invited to be the lead presenter in at least one Society Seminar during the 2021-2022 academic year. In addition, each Fellow is expected to hold at least one pro-seminar each semester, to include their mentor and at least two other invited Seminar members, chosen by the Fellow in consultation with their mentor. These pro-seminars should be devoted to consultation regarding ongoing analysis and work in progress.
At the end of the fellowship year, the Fellow is expected to provide a written progress report detailing the state of the analysis. The report should be presented in the format of an academic paper suitable for publication. It should be prepared following standard academic format relying on the LSA style sheet, and submitted to the Society (​​).

Either during or after the Fellowship period, the Fellow is expected to make every effort to publish results in a recognized academic venue. Publications resulting from the Fellowship should acknowledge the support of the Society and copies should be sent to the Society’s Administrative Director

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

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