PhD Scholarship, Heidelberg University

PhD scholarship in the Graduate Program “Semantic Processing” jointly
organized by the Computational Linguistics Department at Heidelberg
University and the NLP Group at HITS gGmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
(March 15th, 2011)

One PhD scholarship (salary EUR 1280/month, tax-free) is available for
a student working in the area of Computational Linguistics/Natural
Language Processing. Candidates are free to choose the topic of their
PhD projects as long as they are within the general interests of the
faculty of the graduate program:
* Anette Frank: statistical semantics, discourse, information extraction
* Sebastian Padó: multilingual NLP, computational psycholinguistics
* Stefan Riezler: statistical machine translation, machine learning
* Michael Strube: discourse, generation, knowledge extraction
The scholarship will be granted initially for two years with the
possibility for a one year extension after successful evaluation.

Candidates should have a strong background in computational
linguistics and possess a Masters or a Diploma degree in either
Computational Linguistics or Computer Science/Linguistics with a
specialization in Natural Language Processing. Experience with machine
learning, corpus-based methods and statistics is a plus. We expect
strong programming skills (Java, C++, or Python).

The graduate program “Semantic Processing”
( is jointly organized by the
Computational Linguistics Department at the University of Heidelberg
( and the NLP Group at HITS gGmbH
( Members of the graduate program
participate in a PhD seminar series and may attend lectures at the
university. The graduate program provides a lively research
environment in a group of PhD students. We encourage interdisciplinary
research activities with Computer Science, Linguistics, Psychology,
Geography and other disciplines.

To apply, please send your CV, a statement of research, a copy of your
degree certificate, and a study transcript before March 15th, 2011 to:

Anke Sopka
Institut für Computerlinguistik
Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 325
69120 Heidelberg

Email: icl(at)
Tel.: +49 6221 54-3245