15.240 AHRB studentship on offer (U.K.)

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 240.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 06:18:05 +0100
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
             Subject: AHRB studentship in text summarisation

    >> From: Constantin Orasan <in6093@wlv.ac.uk>


    The University of Wolverhampton, School of Humanities, Languages and
    Social Sciences invites applications for an AHRB-funded research
    studentship in text summarisation. The research of the student will
    focus on developing discourse strategies for summarisation of scholarly
    articles. We are looking for candidates with a good honours degree in
    either of the following areas: Computational Linguistics, Computer
    Science, Information Sciences, Linguistics or Languages. Candidates with
    background in Computer Science will be expected to be involved in some
    linguistics research; candidates with a background predominantly in
    languages/linguistics will be expected to be involved in some
    programming during the course of the work. The University offers a wide
    range of courses in Linguistics and Computer Science which can help
    enhance the background of the successful candidate, if necessary.

    The AHRB studentships are subject to residence restrictions in that the
    candidate must either be a UK citizen or have been a resident in the UK
    for at least three years (1 year for EC citizens). Information on
    eligibility with respect to residence is available at

    Applications should be sent to

    Prof. R. Mitkov
    School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
    University of Wolverhampton
    Stafford St.
    WV1 1SB

    and must include

    - completed application form
    - a CV
    - copy of university degree
    - evidence of postgraduate qualification or experience (if applicable)
    - proof of nationality or residence status
    - a covering letter in which candidates explain why they have applied
    for the studentship, give details of any relevant experience/interests

    The application form can be downloaded from

    The closing date for applications is 30th September 2001.

    The short-listed applicants will be interviewed in the week starting 1st

    The AHRB maintenance grant amounts to 7 500 GBP in the first year, 8 200
    GBP in the second year and 9 000 GBP in the third year.

    The successful candidate is expected to start the studentship by the end
    of October 2001, joining the Research Group in Computational Linguistics
    at the University of Wolverhampton

    For further information/queries, please contact
    Prof. Ruslan Mitkov, tel. 01902 322471,
    Email R.Mitkov@wlv.ac.uk or in6093@wlv.ac.uk

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