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Call for Applications: CLS Funding to Support Attendance at a Language Science Summer School/Workshop

Call for Applications: CLS Funding to Support Attendance at a Language Science Summer School/Workshop

Call for Applications:

CLS Funding to Support Attendance at a Language Science Summer School/Workshop

Rolling deadline January 24, 2024 – March 15, 2024

Thanks to generous support from the College of Liberal Arts, the Center for Language Science can contribute toward defraying costs for CLS graduate students to travel and attend Linguistic Summer Workshops or Summer School programs.

Eligibility: Graduate students are eligible for this award if they are in good standing and active within the CLS and their advisor’s lab.

Applications should be submitted by the student and their primary advisor(s).

  • Summer School/workshop proposal budgets can be up to $500.
  • A proposal is submitted by a graduate student (in good standing and active within the CLS) and their primary doctoral dissertation advisor(s).
  • Deadline: rolling deadline from January 24-March 15, 2024. Proposals can be submitted to: Brittany Glunt, bdg11@psu.edu, copying Janet van Hell, jgv3@psu.edu.
  • Funds for workshops held in May 2024 must be processed with Heather Mann by June 10, 2024.  Funds for workshops held in June, July or August 2024 must be processed with Heather within 30 days of the end of the workshop.
  • Funding is intended to provide training that is not provided here at PSU.
  • Funding can be used to defray costs for the registration and travel costs associated with the summer workshop/summer School.  These costs can include registrations fees, airfare/mileage, meals, and lodging based on actual costs (no per diem). Please note that Penn State regulations regarding travel are subject to change considering the COVID-19 pandemic, so please take this into account when preparing a proposal. These funds can also be requested to attend a virtual workshop or summer school program.

Structure and submission of proposals:  

  • Proposals must be submitted as one document via email to Brittany Glunt at bdg11@psu.edu, copying Janet van Hell at jgv3@psu.edu.
  • Application requirements:
    • Workshop/Summer School information
      • Name of Workshop/Summer School
      • Website that includes the workshop information
    • Budget and budget justification explaining the workshop and associated travel costs that you would like the CLS to cover.
    • 2-3 paragraphs explaining how the Workshop/Summer School will benefit the graduate student’s training and academic plan.  It should also articulate why this training cannot be obtained at PSU.
    • Short statement from the student’s advisor stating /confirming how this training will benefit the student’s training and confirming that the student is in good standing within their lab.

Review:  

  • A committee consisting of faculty from different CLS-affiliated departments who together use a wide range of research approaches within language science will review the proposals and decide as soon as possible after the submission.
  • Criteria for review: All proposals must meet the points outlined above. Proposals will be reviewed as they are received, and funding is limited so, please submit asap.  Priority is given to proposals that articulate how the workshop/summer school will benefit /enhance the students’ graduate training and explain why this training cannot be obtained at Penn State.