[Tibeto-burman-linguistics] Scholarship opportunity: documentation/description of an Eastern Himalayan Indigenous language

Mark Post mark.post at sydney.edu.au
Wed Nov 18 18:01:33 UTC 2020

Dear Colleagues
With apologies for multiple postings, please note and feel free to pass along the below PhD scholarship opportunity at the University of Sydney, which is notably available to non-AU nationals (a rare case).

Documentation and description of an Eastern Himalayan Indigenous language
A unique opportunity has arisen for an outstanding PhD student to conduct pioneering research on a previously undescribed (or insufficiently described) Indigenous language of the Eastern Himalayan region (northeast India and/or adjoining areas of Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Tibet). The expectation is that this project's focal language would be one from a lesser-studied branch of the Trans-Himalayan language family (a.k.a. Tibeto-Burman), however other possibilities could also be considered.
The successful applicant will hold a scholarship at the University of Sydney Department of Linguistics, a renowned centre for research on Indigenous languages of mainland Asia from a functional-typological perspective. The project also involves substantial field research, and the successful candidate is expected to spend a considerable portion of their candidature period in the field. This scholarship comprises a tuition waiver plus a competitive stipend (please follow the links below for details). Field equipment will be provided. Funds for travel and maintenance during fieldwork are also expected to be provided.
This scholarship is not restricted by citizenship/nationality; candidates who are not residents of Australia are welcome to apply. However, preference may be given to qualified candidates who are themselves native speakers of an Eastern Himalayan language and/or Indigenous to the project region.
For further details, please see: https://www.sydney.edu.au/arts/study/scholarships/phd-scholarships/lifeways-in-indigenous-asia--grammar--culture--prehistory.html
To apply: https://www.sydney.edu.au/scholarships/b/arts-and-social-sciences-postgraduate-research-scholarship.html
Contact: mark.post at sydney.edu.au<mailto:mark.post at sydney.edu.au>
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