PhD Fellowship in Descriptive and Contrastive Linguistics at University of Leuven in Belgium, 2018

The University of Leuven is inviting applications for a fully-funded four-year PhD fellowship in descriptive and contrastive linguistics (English-French), starting in October or November 2018 at the Department of Linguistics.

The aim of this doctoral project is to compare clefts and their mono-clausal counterparts (so-called “reduced clefts”) in English and French.

The KU Leuven is a research and educational institution with international appeal. All courses at this university are based on the innovative research of its scientists and professors.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: July 1, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in descriptive and contrastive linguistics (English-French), starting in October or November 2018 at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Leuven.
  • Scholarship Award: The doctoral fellow will receive a salary of approximately 2000 EUR/month (after taxes) for a period of four years and all regular provisions for PhD students at the University of Leuven. In addition, s/he will be allocated office space and a laptop, and receive funding for research activities such as attending conferences abroad and organising conferences and workshops in Leuven or elsewhere.
  • Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this position.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Belgium

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this position.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants are expected to have the following qualifications and attitudes:

  • An MA in linguistics (or related disciplines) with academic distinction;
  • Expertise and (near-) native competence in English and French;
  • Willingness to undertake an instrumental study of prosody;
  • A good background in the areas of linguistics relevant to the topic;
  • Strong analytical skills and the motivation to pursue descriptively innovative work in linguistics;
  • A cooperative attitude and the capacity to actively participate in project activities (e.g. data sessions) and in events of the research units involved in the project (including their seminar series);
  • The ability to present research results at international conferences and to publish in peer-reviewed journals.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: You can apply for this job no later than July 01, 2018 via the online application tool. Motivated candidates meeting these criteria are invited to apply online. Please include a cover letter, a CV, the names of up to three referees, and a sample piece of academic writing.

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