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Call 2023 - Incoming mobility grants

1. Context of the call

The aim of the Laboratoire d’excellence “Empirical Foundations of Linguistics : data, methods, models” (Labex EFL) is to promote innovative and interdisciplinary research within Linguistics and its related fields. Specific interest is given to empirical foundations (corpus analysis and experimental methods) of linguistic research.

For the 10th year, the Labex EFL offers mobility grants for a period of 3 months each to PhD students in linguistics and related fields.

The Labex EFL is a fourteen-year project, funded by the French government (ANR-10-LABX-0083). It gathers 11 research teams (CRLAO, HTL, INCC, Lacito, Lattice, LIPN, Llacan, LLF, LPP, CeRMI, Sedyl) from 4 universities (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Université Paris Cité, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord et Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales INALCO), in a partnership with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the French Research and Development Institute (IRD). It contributes to the IdEx Université Paris Cité (ANR-18- IDEX-0001).

2. Grant description

Candidates must be PhD students from a university outside France, working in different fields of linguistics, including but not limited to empirical linguistics, typology, field linguistics, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics.

The selected candidates will receive a stipend of 3,500 euros + transport costs. The mobility will have to take place before end of June 2024.

During their fellowship, they will be hosted by one of the research units of Labex EFL and will attend research seminars at one of the partner universities. A certificate of attendance and validation of these seminars will be provided at the end of the semester.

(PhDs that are co-supervised by one partner university in France cannot do their mobility in this university).

3. Applications

The application file should include the following documents :

  • CV and cover letter

  • An official document certifying their enrollment in a PhD programme

  • A statement of 4-5 pages explaining their PhD project and its relevance to the research topics of the Labex EFL

  • A letter of recommendation from their PhD supervisor

  • A letter of invitation from a local EFL project advisor cosigned by the director of the inviting laboratory in France.

  • An estimation of transport costs.

4. Deadline and selection process

Deadline for applications : November 21st, 2022 (midnight – Paris time)

Applications should be sent to the project manager Christel Préterre (, copy to the Labex EFL coordinator, Barbara Hemforth ( and the training officer, Emmanuel Cartier (

Applications will be examined by the Labex EFL Scientific Council and decisions will be communicated in the course of December 2022.

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