Ireland: PhD Research Funding in Computational Stylistics at Trinity College Dublin.

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Description: Funding is available for a research project at the intersection of  machine learning, text analysis and dialogue analysis conducted within the Computational Linguistics Group (www.cs.tcd.ie/clg) of the Centre for Computing and Language Studies (www.scss.tcd.ie/ccls) in the School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin (www.scss.tcd.ie).
The funding covers EU-level tuition fees and a stipend of 16K euro per annum, and is aligned with the Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL; www.cngl.ie).  The funding may extend to three years, from September 2013.

Eligibility: The successful candidate will have an excellent academic record (first class or II.1 primary degree) in cognitive science, linguistics, computer Science, or a related discipline. She or he will be highly motivated, with strong written and oral communication skills and will possess demonstrable proficiency in computer programming.

Requirements:English language certification is required of applicants for whom English is not a native language, the minimum requirements are: IELTS: 7.0+, TOEFL iBT: 100+, TOEFL pBT: 600+, CEF: C1+, or equivalent. Applicants will have to satisfy the general admission requirements for postgraduate research study at Trinity College DublinA (www.tcd.ie/Graduate_Studies/)

Duties:The successful candidate will participate in the Structured PhD Programme within the School of Computer Science and Statistics (www.scss.tcd.ie/postgraduate/structuredphd/).  The research will be  supervised by Carl Vogel (www.scss.tcd.ie/~vogel), and the successful candidate will participate in research activities of the Computational Linguistics Group and CNGL, for example, the Dublin Computational Linguistics Research Seminar (www.cs.tcd.ie/clg/DCLRS).
Prior to application for admission as a postgraduate research student, through the Graduate Studies office, as indicated above, to be considered for this funding, applications should be sent to Tricia Fowler (Tricia.Fowler@tcd.ie) in the form of:
– an academic CV
– an English language transcript of academic records
– a research statement
– three letters of reference with contact details of referrees.

Deadline:Fullest consideration will be given to applications that arrive before August 2, 2013.

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