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Call 2024 - Incoming mobility grants

1. Context of the call

The objective of the Laboratory of Excellence "Empirical Foundations of Linguistics: Data, Methods, Models" (Labex EFL) is to promote innovative and interdisciplinary research in linguistics and related fields. A particular interest is given to the empirical foundations (corpus analysis and experimental methods) of linguistic research.

For the 11th year, the Labex EFL is offering mobility grants for a period of 3 months each to PhD students in linguistics and related fields.

The Labex EFL is a fourteen years project, funded by the French government (ANR-10-LABX-0083). It brings together 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 and Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales INALCO), in partnership with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the Institut de Recherche et Développement (IRD) It contributes to the IdEx Université Paris Cité (ANR-18- IDEX-0001).

2. Grant description

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

The selected candidates will receive an allowance of 3,500 euros + travel expenses.

The mobility must take place in 2024. If the mobility cannot take place in 2024, the grant will be lost.

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

(PhD students who are co-supervised by a partner university in France cannot carry out their mobility in this university).

3. Applications

The application must include the following documents:

  • A CV and a letter of motivation

  • An official document certifying their registration in a doctoral program

  • A 4-5 page presentation explaining their doctoral project and its relevance to the research themes of the Labex EFL

  • A letter of recommendation from their thesis director

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

  • An estimate of travel expenses.

4. Deadline and selection process

Deadline for applications: August 23, 2023 (11:59 p.m. - Paris time).

Applications should be sent to the project manager Christel Préterre (, with a copy to the Labex EFL coordinator, Barbara Hemforth ( and the head of training, Stefano Manfredi (

The applications will be examined by the Scientific Council of the Labex EFL and the decisions will be communicated in September 2023.


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