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
Universit?t Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 325
69120 Heidelberg
Tel.: +49 6221 54-3245


Anette Frank
Computational Linguistics Department
University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 325
69120 Heidelberg, Germany
phone: +49-(0)6221/54-3247
secr: +49-(0)6221/54-3245
fax: +49-(0)6221/54-3242