PhD Scholarship in Linguistics at UNE

Jeff Siegel jsiegel at UNE.EDU.AU
Thu Dec 9 05:21:24 UTC 2010

PhD scholarship in Linguistics:
The Languages of Southern New Guinea

School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences,
University of New England (UNE), Armidale, NSW

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship provided by UNE as part  
of an ARC-funded Discovery project, The Languages of Southern New  
Guinea, to begin in 2011. The scholarship is valued at $30,000 per  
year for three years. Funds of around $25,000 will also be available  
for field work expenses.

The ARC Project
This project will investigate, analyse and record the barely-known  
languages of Southern New Guinea, stretching across Papua New Guinea  
and Indonesia just north of the Torres Strait. It will produce  
grammatical descriptions for six of the thirty languages of the area,  
plus a comparative database and handbook of the languages of the region.

The successful candidate will be based at UNE and work on a language  
of the Morehead-Maro family, in the Morehead district of Papua New  
Guinea. S/he will be part of a research team headed by Prof Nicholas  
Evans of the Australian National University (ANU), and including Prof  
Jeff Siegel at UNE, and Dr Wayan Arka and two PhD students at ANU.


Applicants should hold an Honours degree (1 or 2A) in Linguistics, or  
an equivalent qualification, and should be citizens of Australia or  
New Zealand, or permanent residents of Australia.

Application process and further information

The closing date for applications is 10 January 2011. For information  
about the application process (or for further information about the  
scholarship), contact Prof Jeff Siegel <jsiegel at>, (02) 6773  

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