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Support Announcement:

Level: PhD
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: General Linguistics
Application Deadline: 22-Apr-2014
Supporting Institution: University of Basel, University of Freiburg
Hermann Paul School of Linguistics Basel-Freiburg
LL Issue: 25.1052
Posted: 03-Mar-2014
Support Description: The Hermann Paul School of Linguistics at the University of Basel (Switzerland) and the Albert‐Ludwigs‐University of Freiburg (Germany) is offering two scholarships for PhD candidates in Basel and two scholarships for PhD candidates in Freiburg, starting between 1st July and 1st September 2014.
As a PhD candidate you will be part of a lively and active research community located in the upper Rhine region. The graduate programme is internationally recognized and presents inter‐university collaboration. The scholarships comply with different requirements in Basel and Freiburg. Funding rates for the scholarships at the University of Basel are in line with regulations of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), the scholarships for Freiburg depend on the regulations of the State Law on Graduate Funding Baden‐Württemberg.

Scholarships are granted for two years and may be subject to an extension of up to one year with successful project development. Prerequisite for your application is a good to excellent degree (MA or equivalent) in the field of language sciences. As part of an international community your PhD project should constructively add to the research environment. Scholarships are awarded based on the quality of your outline, applications without an outline will not be considered. Please inform yourself about the research areas at the HPSL before the application and get in touch with your preferred first supervisor as soon as possible (find the list of supervisors at

Please note that PhD scholarships at the University of Basel or the University of Freiburg must be supervised by a first supervisor affiliated with the respective university which grants the scholarship.

Please submit your application electronically. It should include:
‐ a letter of motivation
‐ an informative outline of your research interests and PhD project
‐ your curriculum vitae
‐ copies of educational certificates (please note: in Basel the requirement for entering the PhD program is a 'good'
or 'excellent' degree)
‐ a writing sample (seminar paper or master thesis)
‐ one written reference by a professor, a junior professor or another member of university staff with the right to supervise a PhD, and a name and contact information of one other professor willing to comment on your expertise and potential in linguistics. The written reference needs to be sent to us via surface mail by the referee.
‐ if available: confirmations of internships, language proficiency and conference participation

Closing date for applications is 22nd April 2014. The selection process will take place in May and acceptances and refusals will be sent out in June.

Note: for the corresponding linguistic fields see the research interests of the Basel/Freiburg. supervisors.
Application Mailing Address: Philipp Dankel HPSL Basel-Freiburg Nadelberg 6 Basel 4058 Switzerland
Application Web Address:
Contact Information: Philipp Dankel Phone:+41 61 267 2413