Fellowships Available for Doctoral Study in Linguistics at the University of Kansas
The Department of Linguistics at the University of Kansas invites applications for fully funded graduate fellowships for doctoral study in linguistics. The Linguistics department has existing strengths in sound, structure, meaning, first and second language acquisition, and psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics. All doctoral students who are admitted to the program will be offered five-year packages that include graduate teaching or research assistantship positions.
We will also be able to award one Diversity Fellowship, the goal of which is to increase the diversity of the graduate student community at the University of Kansas. Eligible candidates include promising domestic applicants from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as other diverse populations such as first-generation college graduates. The Fellowship package include five years of guaranteed financial support. Please indicate in your application if you are eligible for this award.
- experimental phonetics and phonology
- first and second language acquisition
- psycholinguistics across the lifespan
- cognitive neuroscience of language
- theoretical syntax and semantics
- acoustic analyses and speech perception
- behavioral psycholinguistic paradigms
- head-mounted and remote eye trackers
- linguistic fieldwork
- EEG (Lawrence campus), cortical MEG, fetal MEG and MRI systems (KU Medical Center)
The Linguistics faculty is committed to excellence in mentoring and provides support for graduate students in several ways including weekly research seminars and frequent opportunities for advising. Students are actively encouraged and mentored to present their work at conferences, publish research in journals, and submit applications for external grant funding.
For more information, please see our website: http://linguistics.ku.edu/
Application Fee Waivers
If you are a domestic student from an underrepresented group, we will provide you with a waiver to cover the cost of your application to the Linguistics program at the University of Kansas. Please email the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Alison Gabriele (email@example.com) if you are interested in requesting a waiver.
Information on admission requirements is available at: https://linguistics.ku.edu/admission
Please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Alison Gabriele, with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to apply for Fall 2018 start is January 1, 2018.
The Linguistics Department at KU offers a full range of degrees: B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. The first linguistics courses at KU were offered in 1957. In 1968, Linguistics became a department and was authorized to offer a Ph.D. degree. Today, the unique strength of the Linguistics department is the systematic pairing of theoretical and experimental investigations of linguistic knowledge. Its nucleus of full-time faculty members in Linguistics, plus several actively involved faculty members in other departments, serves a student body of about 35 graduate students, 80 undergraduate majors, and many non-majors taking introductory and intermediate courses each semester.
Areas of special strength in the graduate program include Phonetics, Phonology, Syntax, First and Second Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Semantics, and Indigenous Languages. The department also cooperates with other departments, such as Speech-Language-Hearing, Child Language, Indigenous Nations Studies, Anthropology, Education, and Psychology.