PhD Program in Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy of Mind (Milán)

IUSS Pavia / San Raffaele University Milan, Italy
http://www.iusspavia.it/bando2 (Italian)
http://www.iusspavia.it/call-for-applications2 (English)

A call for *3 three-year fully funded PhD positions* is available for the PhD Program in *Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy of Mind* promoted by a consortium between the University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia and Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, and directed by Prof. Valentina Bambini.

*3 positions* are available in the following areas:
(a) Theoretical syntax and neurolinguistics;
(b) Cognitive and neurocognitive science;
(c) Philosophy.Research fields in the “Theoretical syntax and neurolinguistics” area:
– theoretical syntax
– syntax-semantics interface
– computational linguistics and processing complexity
– neurosyntax
– experimental pragmatics and neuropragmatics
– linguistic-communicative impairment

Detailed research fields are available here: http://www.iusspavia.it/research-fields2

The PhD program aims at training qualified scholars in both theoretical reflection and experimental study. Research projects will be promoted both in traditional areas which evolve through connections with cognitive sciences (syntax, computational linguistics, experimental pragmatics, philosophy of mind and of cognitive science, epistemology, philosophy of mathematics, logic and language, ethical and social issues concerning studies on human cognition) and in new and emerging domains (machine learning, neurosyntax, neuropragmatics, social cognitive neuroscience, neuroeconomics, neuroethics). Young scholars will be trained both by consolidating and strengthening their competences in their original areas of study, and by offering them the required theoretical and experimental tools in the relevant subjects of cognitive sciences and neurosciences, linguistics, and philosophy. The general aim is to favor a multidisciplinary approach which will allow students to foster original and innovative research in their specific field.

Studentships amount to approx. 15.300€/year; monthly stipend is increased by 50% during study exchanges abroad, with additional mobility and research-related budget available from 2nd year.

The PhD program promotes mobility and internationalization, and additional inward and outward mobility funding can be made available via research projects at NEtS Center (http://www.iusspavia.it/nets).

The PhD program issues a final joint certificate between San Raffaele Milan and IUSS Pavia.

complete description of the program, the official call and links to the submission system can be found at:
http://www.iusspavia.it/cognitive-neuroscience-and-philosophy-of-mind

Deadline for application is: *May 25, 2020* (13:00 CET).

IUSS promotes freedom of research and teaching, is committed to integrity, impartiality and equal treatment to all members of its Community, and rejects all kinds of discrimination and harmful behavior, providing Trusted and Confidential Counselors to safely address any issue in academic life.

The School Statute, its Code Ethics and Conduct, and the Regulation for Doctoral Courses can be found here: http://www.iusspavia.it/statute-and-regulations.

For administrative information: postlaurea@iusspavia.it

Búsqueda de postulante para presentar a la Convocatoria de Becas Doctorales CONICET 2020

El/la candidato/a/e se integrará a un equipo de investigación abocado al estudio de los vínculos entre el trabajo docente, la cuestión de lo común y el problema de la desigualdades en el campo educativo. En ese marco, elaborará su proyecto doctoral a desarrollar en el marco de la beca del CONICET.

Tema: El trabajo docente en disputa: sentidos acerca de la enseñanza y de lo común en la coyuntura contemporánea.
Director: Dr. Alejandro Vassiliades.
Lugar de trabajo: Instituto de Investigaciones en Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales (UNLP-CONICET).

Requisitos:
• Graduadas/os/es en Ciencias de la Educación, Sociología, Antropología, Psicología, Comunicación Social, Trabajo Social, Ciencia Política, Historia, Letras o Filosofía, o estudiantes próximas/os/es a recibirse en el curso de 2020.
• Interés en la formación en investigación y en los campos de estudios de la pedagogía y del trabajo docente
Envío de postulaciones: Deberá enviarse un mail a avassiliades@conicet.gov.ar adjuntando:
• CV completo, con detalle de materias cursadas, el promedio de las notas obtenidas en la carrera de grado (incluyendo aplazos) y fecha estimada de graduación, en caso de ser estudiante.
• Una carta de interés detallando motivaciones y experiencia anterior relevante.
• Colocar en el asunto del mail “Convocatoria Beca CONICET 2020”

Plazo para las presentaciones: del 6 al 20 de abril de 2020.

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Dundee

The Discipline of Psychology at the University of Dundee (UK) is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow to work on an ESRC-funded research project entitled “An Experimental Investigation of Syntactic Priming and the Lexical Boost in Language Production”.

The project is led by Dr Roger van Gompel (University of Dundee) in collaboration with Dr Leila Kantola (University of Umeå). The post is based in Dundee.

The aim of the research is to investigate the psychological mechanisms underlying the lexical boost effect in structural priming. The successful applicant will construct sentence materials, design and conduct structural priming experiments and analyse the data. S/he will also be actively involved in dissemination of the research findings.

Salary: Grade 7 (£32,817 – £34,804)
Duration: 8 months from August 2020
Application closing date: 16 April 2020Application web page: https://www.jobs.dundee.ac.uk/fe/tpl_uod01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=104121,2323478247&key=145738032&c=78474836214887&pagestamp=seqgtuqiruobjohdsb

For further enquiries, please contact Roger van Gompel, r.p.g.vangompel@dundee.ac.uk

Beca doctoral PICT 2017 (FONCyT)

Beca doctoral PICT 2017 (FONCyT) a desarrollarse en la ciudad de Bariloche

Lugar de Trabajo: Instituto Patagónico de Estudios de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales (IPEHCS/Conicet-Universidad Nacional del Comahue).

Tema general: Generación de hipótesis explicativas por analogía: el rol de los procesos de abstracción en el almacenamiento, recuerdo y extrapolación flexible de estructuras explicativas.

Descripción: ¿Cómo utilizamos nuestros conocimientos previos para comprender situaciones o fenómenos desconocidos? ¿Qué rol desempeña el nivel de generalidad con el que nos representamos dichos fenómenos? Mediante el diseño de experimentos psicológicos altamente controlados, el presente proyecto buscará comprender mejor los mecanismos cognitivos y computacionales involucrados en la generación de explicaciones causales, así como los factores que pueden facilitarla.

Requisitos: Ser graduado en Psicología, Psicopedagogía, Profesorados en Ciencias Naturales o carreras afines, y tener disponibilidad para radicarse en la ciudad de Bariloche.

Se valorará positivamente poseer buen promedio académico, experiencia previa en investigación y dominio del idioma Inglés.

Cierre de la convocatoria: 9 de Marzo, 2020.

Inicio: Abril/Mayo, 2020
Duración: 3 años
Contacto: Dr. Máximo Trench.
Email: maximo.trench@crub.uncoma.edu.ar

Overseas Research Scholarships – University College London

The UCL Overseas Research Scholarships (UCL-ORS) aim to attract high-quality international students to UCL to undertake research.

Approximately 35 UCL-ORS awards are available annually.

Key information

Value: The difference between UK/EU and Overseas tution rate fees
Available to: Prospective and current students
Selection criteria: Academic merit
Eligible fee status: Overseas
Eligible programmes: Full- or part-time research degrees
Additional eligibility criteria: At least 2:1 at undergraduate (or equivalent)
Deadline: 10 January 2020

Eligibility

Eligible candidates must:

  • be in receipt of an offer of admission to, or currently registered at, UCL on a full- or part-time research degree programme (please see IMPORTANT NOTE below) and;
  • be holding or expecting to achieve at least an upper second-class Honours UK undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification, and;
  • be liable to pay tuition fees at the overseas rate (Overseas fee status).

Value, benefits, and duration

The scholarships consist of fee funding to cover the difference between Overseas and UK/EU tuition fees.

UCL-ORS recipients who do not have any other fee funding will receive additional UCL funding to cover the UK/EU tuition fees for the duration of the ORS award.

The award does not cover the Additional Fee Element (AFE) of your programme (if applicable) unless you are also awarded a UCL GRS award.

Awards are tenable for years 1, 2, and 3 of a full-time MPhil/PhD/EngD degree programme (or years 1 to 5 of a part-time programme), subject to annual review and renewal.

Where students are undertaking integrated four-year doctoral programmes the award will be extended to their final year of study.

If granted, funding begins at the start of the next academic year.

Applicants are advised to secure additional funding to cover living costs. ORS awards may be held in conjunction with UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) and other non-fee awards. It can also be held in conjunction with a fee award if it covers the Home/EU fee rate only.


Selection

There is a combined selection by UCL academics for the research schemes. This selection panel will make the final decision on successful candidates based on academic excellence and research potential. Financial circumstances are not taken into account.


How to apply

In order to apply for ORS, you must complete the following steps:

Step 1 – apply for admission to UCL

The following instructions apply to prospective students – current students already enrolled on their research degrees can proceed directly to Step 2. 

You must submit a complete application for admission onto a research degree programme by the specified deadline. You do not need to have secured an offer of a place at UCL in order to apply for the scholarship, but you must have submitted your admission application.

Step 2 – submit your scholarship application documents to your department

The following instructions apply to both prospective and current students.

Applicants must contact their academic department/institute/division/unit to notify them that they would like to be considered for a GRS and must submit the below documents to them. Please use the below PDF list of administrative contacts to find where to submit your application materials. If the relevant contact for your department is not listed, please check directly with the administrative staff in your departmental office for guidance on where to submit your application materials.

 

The mandatory documents are as follows:

  • CV – Please make sure your CV is up to date and lists all publications, past/current prizes, awards, and scholarships.
  • A lay summary of your research proposal, on a Word or PDF document (max. 200 words).  When writing your research proposal/outline please note that the selection panel members are not likely to be specialists in your subject. Please describe clearly – in language which can be understood by academics from any discipline – the aim of your research, the methodology you will use and the potential significance of this study to your discipline. It is extremely important that you pay attention to this summary and write in as clear language as possible as it may significantly affect the outcome of your application. The proposal should be written by you, not your supervisor or any other member of academic department staff.
  • Academic transcripts – Please ensure that each academic transcript submitted includes clarification on the grading scale/range of grades possible for that degree.
  • 2 References – Reference number 1 should relate to your most recently completed university programme/degree (or the one you intend to complete, if applicable) and can be the same referee who submitted a reference as part of your admission application. Please use this

    Reference number 2 should relate to your current or intended research programme/project, for which you are seeking funding. This reference MUST be provided by your research supervisor at UCL. If you are a prospective student and your supervisor has not yet been allocated, please contact your department to confirm who your UCL supervisor will be. Please use this

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Please find below our PDF of guidance for referees. We suggest you provide your referee with a copy of this document when asking for an academic reference. References can be submitted along with your application or supplied directly to the department by your referee.

 

All applicants for the ORS who have an overseas fee status will automatically be considered for a UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) and, if applicable, the UCL-CSC (China Scholarships Council) Scholarships.

You must apply for admission and submit the additional information to your department no later than Friday, 10 January 2020. Please be aware that some academic departments set their own deadlines which may be earlier than this date, so make sure you check with them directly.

Information for departments [LINK]

Important note

Potential candidates must ensure that they submit all scholarship application materials by the deadline irrespective of whether an offer of admission has reached them or not. The UCL Student Funding Office will check UCL systems at a later date to confirm whether the scholarship applicant holds an offer of admission and on what date that offer was made.


Results

The selection panel meets in February and successful candidates can expect to be notified by Friday, 1 March 2020 at the latest.  If you do not hear from us by that date, you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

PhD programmes starting in October 2020 – University of York

Department: Language & Linguistic Science
Web Address: https://www.york.ac.uk/language
Level: PhD
Institution/Organization: University of York
Duties: Research
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Description:
The Department of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York, UK, invites applications for PhD programmes starting in October 2020.

Several funding schemes are available:
– WRoCAH (AHRC) funding for UK/EU students wanting to study for a PhD.
– ESRC DTP funding for UK/EU students wanting to study for a PhD (+3) or Masters + PhD (1+3).
– Wolfson Foundation funding for students of any nationality to study for a PhD.
– Overseas Research Scholarships for international students to study for a PhD.
– Acton-Goodman PhD Scholarship, open to students of any nationality to study for a PhD within the Morrell Centre for Toleration (Law School).

The UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) fund studies through collaborative doctoral training partnerships. These partnerships are responsible for the distribution of studentships and for the coordination of a doctoral training programme. AHRC and ESRC funding is available to UK students (fees + stipend of approximately £15,000) and EU students (fees only). Note that the Acton-Goodman scholarship is open to applicants from any country, but covers fees at the UK/EU rate. As the awards will be hosted by the Law School they are most likely suited to topics in forensic linguistics.

Applicants for funding in all schemes must have applied for a PhD and/or Masters place at York. Note that the application forms are detailed and require considerable time to prepare. You should follow the University of York’s online application procedure at the following URL:
https://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/instructions/

Enquiries about all awards and applications may be sent to Professor Paul Foulkes at the contact information below.

The closing deadline for AHRC and ESRC applications is Wednesday 29 January 2020. The deadline for the Overseas Research Scholarships and Acton-Goodman Scholarships is Friday 31 January. The Wolfson deadline has not yet been confirmed, but in the past has also been towards the end of January.

Applications Deadline: 29-Jan-2020

Web Address for Applications: https://www.york.ac.uk/language/postgraduate/funding/

Contact Information:
Prof Paul Foulkes
paul.foulkes@york.ac.uk
Phone:44 1904 322669

7th call for mobility grants

We are launching the 7th call for applications for the incoming and outgoing mobility grants of Labex EFL. Deadline for applications: January 26, 2020 at midnight (Paris time). The Labex EFL proposes, for this 7th call, mobility grants up to a maximum of 4000 euros for a mobility of 3 months to PhD students or young PhDs who present a research project within the scientific objectives of the Labex EFL . The files must be sent to Christel Préterre, project manager of Labex EFL (christel.preterre@sorbonne-nouvelle.fr) copy to Pollet Samvelian, Labex EFL director (pollet.samvelian@sorbonne-nouvelle.fr) and Emmanuel Cartier, responsible training course (emmanuel.cartier@lipn.univ-paris13.fr). To find out more about this call and build your file, consult the fact sheet: Call-2020-Mobility-Grants

What is a LabEx?
LabEx is a contraction of Laboratory of Excellence. It is one of the instruments of the “investments for the future” program intended to support the group of research teams working on a given scientific topic.Its major objective is to provide internationally renowned research teams with significant means to match their best foreign counterparts, to attract internationally renowned researchers and teachers, and to build an integrated policy for research, training, high-level valorization, and a wide dissemination of knowledge policy.

The ambition of these laboratories of excellence is:

  • to increase scientific excellence and innovation, the transfer of research results and thus, the international visibility of research in France, with the goal of spreading this dynamic to other research teams;
  • to support the excellence of training programs, and to play a driving role in doctoral-level training, but also at the master’s and BA (“licence”) level;
  • to play a part in the strategy of the research institutions and to strengthen the dynamics of concerned sites.
What is LabEx EFL?

Linguistics plays a key role in the world today. Linguistic research accompanies the development of a multilingual information society, helps preserve linguistic diversity and support education through the understanding of language acquisition processes. The Laboratory of Excellence EFL  is a unique collaborative effort of about 200 researchers at USPC (Université Sorbonne Paris Cité) to contribute to this process in a significant way. 

Project

Linguistics and language-related areas have made significant progress over the last 20 years. This encouraging trend could be accelerated by connecting the different research programs and thereby improving interdisciplinarity. In this perspective, the various scientific communities are already in the process of rethinking their methods of data collection, methodologies and theoretical references. The EFL project aims to open new perspectives by adopting an integrative approach. This would bring together leading research teams in theoretical and applied linguistics (formal linguistics, functional linguistics, typology, corpus linguistics, phonetics, second language acquisition, natural language processing, computational linguistics and psycholinguistics).

Through collaborations with prestigious and multidisciplinary institutions (CSLI Stanford, MIT, Nijmegen Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, SOAS, etc.), the EFL project aims to contribute to the creation of a Linguistic School in Paris: a new innovative site and interdisciplinary where dialogue between the different disciplines of the language sciences will be encouraged, with particular emphasis on empirical bases and experimental methods and valuable expertise on technology transfer and applications. The Labex EFL will play a key role in the PRES Sorbonne Paris-Cité since multilingualism and its social impact play an important role in the Paris region, which also hosts a large number of potential private and public partners.

Research: Recently, new technologies have emerged that have changed the accessibility of linguistic data, particularly through advances in electronic resources and the development of experimental methods. This evolution modifies the way we describe languages (large annotated corpora, semi-automatic exploratory methods, statistical analysis). It also opens up new perspectives in language modeling and the human ability to learn and use new languages. This approach makes it possible to overcome certain dichotomies rooted in 20th century linguistics such as: language / languages, performance / competence, corpus / cognitive linguistics … In the light of recent advances in phonology, morphology and psycholinguistics, we hope that such a paradigm shift will be successful if it is applied systematically to all sub-domains of linguistics and to a large panel of languages. This project has everything to provoke a leverage effect by the fact that it makes work together linguists working on more than 200 languages, in a region characterized by its linguistic diversity.

Training: Labex-EFL’s training projects aim to go beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries and encourage dialogue between partner teams, disciplines and scientific paradigms. They target both graduate students and experienced researchers and will allow the Paris School of Linguistics to redefine the field of language sciences. Existing Master’s and PhD programs may be supplemented by an inter-validation of the courses organized by the various Bachelor programs, and a bilingual multi-disciplinary program at Master and PhD level will be launched with an Erasmus Mundus application.

In addition, new initiatives will include bi-monthly seminars, international summer schools and a series of visiting professors. We will create an International Chair in Experimental and Quantitative Linguistics, and seek to attract the best graduate students to Paris by calling on multidisciplinary topics. Extension actions will also be carried out.

Valuation: The technology transfer activities will be based on a long experience of the partner teams. They will take the form of distributing linguistic resources via open platforms and the development of socially, strategically and commercially useful applications (databases, books, software, etc.) while working on the filing of patents and outsourcing. The project aims to define a common strategy for the use of results in the different domains: language learning (especially for languages spoken in France other than French), automatic language processing (a central tool in a society of languages information), deterioration of speech and language (diagnosis and remediation, from childhood to the elderly). These actions can be carried out in partnership with companies, educational and hospital institutions, foreign institutions (education, R & D, health) and competitiveness clusters such as CapDigital. Finally, expertise will be conducted for government agencies, particularly in developing countries.

Our innovative and interdisciplinary project supports the excellence and multidisciplinary nature of the PRES Sorbonne Paris Cité, and constitutes a strong element of its application for Idex. More generally, we have built an ambitious project respectful of the National Strategy for Research and Innovation (SNRI) which promotes fundamental research oriented towards society and connected to economic needs, multidisciplinary approaches, respecting the precautionary principle and integrating social sciences.