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Level: PhD
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: General Linguistics Information Structure
Application Deadline: 18-Dec-2012
Supporting Institution: University of Potsdam
Collaborative Research Centre SFB 632
LL Issue: 23.4400
Posted: 22-Oct-2012
Support Description: University of Potsdam
Collaborative Research Centre SFB 632
http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/index_en.html
Job Rank: PhD Position; 4 Short-Term Grants (1 year)
Specialty Areas: Information Structure

Description:
The Integrated Graduate School of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 632 Information Structure at the University of Potsdam and Humboldt University
Berlin (http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/index_en.html) invites applications for four short-term grants for PhD students covering the period 1 April 2013 to 31
March 2014. The grants are meant to enable PhD candidates with an interest in information structure to carry out some of their research in the Collaborative
Research Centre, which has played a prominent role in the international research on information structure over the past 9 years.

Of particular interest to the research centre are PhD candidates from outside Germany and/or with a focus on lesser-studied non-European languages that will
help to extend the cross-linguistic coverage and will ideally help to build up stable cooperations with the applicants' home universities. The research centre also
encourages candidates from German universities with a migrant background to apply.

Grant holders are expected to affiliate with one or (at most) two of the research projects in the centre. They participate in the integrated graduate school, which
offers classes on information structure, research visits of internationally renown researchers from the field, and PhD days with presentations in front of a peer-
audience. In addition, the research centre supports participation in summer or winter schools and conference visits. More information on the aims and
objectives of the integrated graduate school can be found here (http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/projects_mgkeng.html).

Grant holders will receive a (tax-free) grant of 1000 EUR per month plus 103 EUR per month for additional costs. On an individual base, there may be the
possibility of finding additional funding for the time after the grant runs out.

Qualification Requirements:
Candidates are expected to hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in Linguistics and have a research focus on information structure from a theoretical
(syntactic, phonological, semantic), typological, diachronic, variationist, computer-linguistic or psycho/neuro-linguistic perspective, which is ideally manifest in
earlier research activities in the form of presentations/publications or a carefully worked out plan for a dissertation project.

Application Procedure:
Interested candidates are invited to send their electronic applications, including their Master's degree or equivalent (scan), a CV, a short sketch of the planned
dissertation project (1-2 pages), and an accompanying letter outlining the candidates' motivation for applying at the collaborative research centre to the
coordinator of the integrated graduate school Dr. Stella Gryllia (gryllia Linguist List uni-potsdam.de). Candidates should also indicate one or two projects that they want to
be affiliated with.

Application Deadline: 18 December 2012

The selection of grant holders will be carried out by the board of the collaborative research centre by the end of December 2012.

Mailing Address for Applications:
Dr. Stella Gryllia
Universität Potsdam
Institut für Linguistik
SFB 632 - Informationsstruktur
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
D-14476 Potsdam (Golm)
Germany

Email Address for Applications:
gryllia Linguist List uni-potsdam.de

Contact Information:
Dr. Stella Gryllia
Email: gryllia Linguist List uni-potsdam.de
Application Mailing Address: Dr. Stella Gryllia
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
Potsdam (Golm) D-14476
Germany
Contact Information: Dr. Stella Gryllia
gryllia@uni-potsdam.de