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PhD research funding -- Computational Stylistics -- Trinity College Dublin
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.
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.
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 Dublin (www.tcd.ie/Graduate_Studies/)
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 at 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.
Fullest consideration will be given to applications that arrive before August 2, 2013.