PhD Scholarships in Linguistics 2018, Netherlands


May 13, 2018


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PhD Scholarships in Linguistics, Graduate School for the Humanities


Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has established an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative university offering high-quality teaching and research. Its 30,000 students are encouraged to develop their own individual talents through challenging study and career paths. The University of Groningen is an international center of knowledge: it belongs to the best research universities in Europe and is allied with prestigious partner universities and networks worldwide.

The Graduate School for the Humanities is the home for all PhD candidates of the Faculty of Arts (circa 200) and is committed to creating and maintaining excellent conditions for PhD research in all fields of the humanities. In addition to organizing local courses, the GSH works closely with 16 national research schools which offer regular courses and seminars by national and international top researchers.

Scholarship opportunities

Description of the 4 PhD trajectories:

The successful applicants are committed to conducting independent and original scientific research, to report on this research in international publications and presentations, and to present the final results of the research in a PhD dissertation. The PhD students participate in local, national and international training activities, including summer schools and conferences, to maximally develop their potential. Some participation in faculty teaching, in the context of a didactic training module, is negotiable.

As a member of the Graduate School for the Humanities, a PhD candidate may participate in courses, seminars and summer schools organized by Dutch national graduate school Landelijke Onderzoeksschool Taalkunde (LOT) and/or by the Groningen Research School of Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences (BCN).

Linguistic research in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen is organized in the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG), which includes 4 research lines:

  • Computational Linguistics
  • Discourse and Communication
  • Neurolinguistics and Language Development
  • Theoretical and Empirical Linguistics.

The proposed PhD research must be closely connected with research currently carried out within one of these research lines. Please see the website of CLCG for additional information:


Your qualifications are:

  • a master's degree in linguistics (or related discipline) with an excellent academic record
  • proven research abilities and affinity with the research topic
  • excellent command of English and good academic writing skills.


The University of Groningen offers four scholarships for PhD candidates in Linguistics for a period of 4 years. Every year progress is assessed in order to ensure timely completion. The PhD student will participate in the Faculty’s GSH training programme for PhD students (cf. and will draw up a personal training and supervision plan. Part of the training consists in following the Career Perspectives curriculum, which aims to prepare students for their (academic or non-academic) careers after the PhD trajectory.


Please send your entire application (in English) as a single PDF-file until the deadline of 13 May 11:59 pm / before 14 May 2018 Dutch local time, by means of the application form. Please upload your entire application as "letter of motivation attachment".

The submission should contain the following:

  1. A cover letter introducing yourself, describing your motivation to conduct scientific research, and locating your research within one of the research groups
  2. A full CV demonstrating academic excellence, including publications and presentations (if applicable), and a copy of the data page of your passport
  3. A certified copy or scan of your MA diploma (or equivalent) and academic record
  4. A research proposal, focusing on the central research question to be addressed and the proposed method of approaching and answering this question (1500 words, tables and references excluded). See the guidelines in the following website: 
  5. Names and contact details of two academic references.

Start date: 1 September 2018. For questions regarding the submission procedure, please contact Mrs M.R.B. Wubbolts, MA, by Interviews with selected candidates will take place in the second half of June 2018.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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April 10, 2018
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