Post Doc Oppty: Language Lab, National University of Singapore


The infant lab (Infant and Child Language lab) at the

National University of Singapore

has funds for several research positions: two postdoctoral
fellowships (start dates from February 1, 2018 to August, 1, 2018) and
1 funded PhD scholarship and 1 full-time lab manager (a requirement for
this position is to be proficient in Mandarin, but not for the other

The sponsored projects focus on cognitive and language
processing in bilingual infants, acquisition of lexical tones in infancy,
and demographic determinants (e.g. SES) of bilingual acquisition.

Any interested candidates could contact

Leher Singh at

for more details.


Call for Nominations: Heineken Prizes 2018

Nominations are now being accepted for the prestigious Heineken Prizes 2018. The deadline for nominations is 15 October 2017.

These international prizes, worth $ 200,000 each, reward outstanding achievement in the fields of:
· Biochemistry and Biophysics
· Cognitive Science
· Environmental Sciences
· History
· Medicine
These biennial prizes are intended explicitly for scientists and scholars who are currently active in their field and whose research still holds considerable promise for future innovative discoveries. International juries will select the winners.

The Heineken Prizes are offered by the Dr H.P. Heineken Foundation and the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation. The selection of the prizes is entrusted to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Who can nominate?
Both institutes and individual researchers may nominate suitable candidates for these prizes until 15 October 2017. You will find a digital version of the nomination form and background information on the Heineken Prizes on our website .

New England Research on Dyslexia Society Conference

The 3rd meeting of the New England Research on Dyslexia Society will be held at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT on October 21, 2017.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: John Gabrieli, Ph.D, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT

We invite all researchers with an interest in dyslexia or a related topic to submit abstracts for spoken or poster presentations.
We welcome research on topics including but not limited to dyslexia, individual differences in reading or reading-related skills, relations between reading and other perceptual/cognitive processes (i.e. speech, music), computational models of reading, cross-linguistic studies of reading disorders, animal models of dyslexia or related disorders, and reading education. Abstracts should be no longer than 200 words and clearly describe the purpose, methods, results and conclusions of your study.

Please rsvp and submit abstracts here.

Abstracts due July 21st, 2017

Who we are:
The New England Research Group on Dyslexia is an interdisciplinary community of researchers, educators, clinicians, and policy experts, whose work aims at elucidating the biological, including psychological, and social underpinnings of Developmental Dyslexia and related disorders with the objective of improving prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment/intervention and social support (including legal, political, and public health) associated with this learning disability. The NERDY community draws broadly from different academic settings (schools, universities, research institutes) in New England to bring together scholars with a common commitment both to empirical research and to multidisciplinary dialogue.

*The NERDY Conference is sponsored in part by The Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences.

Nicole Landi
Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut
Director of EEG Research, Haskins Laboratories
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yale Child Study Center

Postdoc Positions “Functional interaction between action sounds and action semantics.”

Full-time position for a post-doctoral scientist and 65% position for a PhD student

Berlin, Limited to 3 years


These positions are part of a new research project supported

by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, which addresses the

functional interaction between action sounds and action



The neurobiological mechanisms of semantic

processing will be investigated with neuro- and

psycholinguistic methods.



  • Research on the biological basis of language and

communication with neuro- and psycholinguistic methods using

neuroimaging procedures (EEG/MEG, ECoG, fMRI, MS) and

behavioral experiments.

  • Planning, execution, evaluation and publication of

experiments on semantic processing



  • MA, MSc or comparable university degree in a relevant area

(linguistics, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, medicine)

  • For the postdoc position: PhD in a relevant field



  • Research experience in the neuroscience of language
  • Very good English skills
  • In addition, for the postdoc position: readiness to take

on university teaching in neurolinguistics and semantics;

experience in university administration (e.g., grant



Applications should be sent by e-mail until 3 July 2017 to

the following address: (PA Prof.

Friedemann Pulvermüller) or by post to:


Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften

Institut für Deutsche und Niederländische Philologie

Prof. Dr. Friedemann Pulvermüller

Habelschwerdter Allee 45

14195 Berlin, Germany


By submitting an online application, you as an applicant

agree that your data will be electronically processed and


Please note that in the case of unprotected electronic

transmission of your application the Freie Universität

Berlin can give no guarantee for the security of transmitted

personal data.


Verena Arndt

Sekretariat Prof. Dr. Dr. Pulvermüller

FU Berlin, FB Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften, WE4

Labor für Gehirn- und Sprachforschung

Leitung: Prof. Dr. Dr. Pulvermüller

Habelschwerdter Allee 45

14195 Berlin

Tel. 030-83858140

Fax 030-838458140 <>





Multiple PhD/PostDoc positions available

The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1287 “Limits of Variability in Language: Cognitive, Grammatical, and Social Aspects” in Potsdam, Germany, invites applications for 17 positions for PhD candidates and Postdocs available from July 2017 for a duration of four years (subject to funding commitment).

Language users exhibit a high degree of variability at all levels of the linguistic system, language use, and language development and change. This variability in language can be characterised as the range of different possible linguistic behaviours that are available to a language user, a language community, or in specific languages at any linguistic level. By exploring the systematicity and the limits of variability in linguistic behaviours, the main focus of the CRC will be on identifying the constraints of the underlying linguistic system. Several projects will jointly evaluate the limits, relations, dependencies, and commonalities of different types of variability across a range of linguistic phenomena from the perspectives of (A) language interaction and change, of (B) language processing, and of (C) grammatical systems. The CRC provides a fantastic research infrastructure including a large interdisciplinary network of researchers, its own graduate school, and funding opportunities for conference visits, summer schools, hosting international experts etc.

The University of Potsdam hosts leading groups in the field of linguistics and cognitive sciences ( Potsdam is an attractive historical city and its palaces are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Potsdam is close to Berlin, a culturally vibrant city and home to a lively start-up scene. Both cities have a high quality of life at modest living costs.

A detailed description of the available positions and the respective requirements can be found here:

Prof. Dr. Isabell Wartenburger
Patholinguistics / Neurocognition of Language
Cognitive Sciences, Department Linguistics
University of Potsdam
Room II.14.2.39
Tel. ++49-331-9772932 (Sec.)

VolkswagenStiftung: Experiment! – In search of bold research ideas


The exploration of exceptionally daring new ideas is not yet really a focal point of the research agenda in Germany, as far as facing challenges and radically transforming common wisdom are concerned. This often requires to establish counterintuitive hypotheses as well as unconventional methodologies or technologies, and to focus on entirely new research approaches. The Volkswagen Foundation’s funding initiative ‘Experiment!’ tries to pave the way for fundamentally new research topics even though the outcome may be contingent. A concept failure as well as unexpected findings are an acceptable result.


  • Scope of Funding


The initiative addresses researchers in science and engineering as well as in the life sciences ***(including immediately neighboring disciplines in the behavioral sciences)***, who want to put a potentially transformative and risky research idea to the test. They are given the opportunity to demonstrate preliminary evidence for a concept’s potential during an exploratory phase which is limited to 18 months and up to 120,000 Euro. Towards the end of a grant the projects’ progress will be presented at the Foundation’s ‘Forum Experiment!’.

 Deadline: 5 July 2017

Read more here

  • Application: short application; anonymized jury selection plus lottery (test phase)
  • Additional benefits: funding for communication of science and research
  • How much: up to 120,000 Euro (flexible use)
  • How long: up to 18 months
  • Eligibility: postdoctoral researchers and professors in Germany, optionally international partners


Postdoc Opportunity in Berlin

Job offer for a postdoctoral researcher: Measuring human cognition and the brain using virtual reality

Full-time position for 2 years at the Max Planck Institut for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig -your office will be in central Berlin

Preferred starting date: August 1, 2017
Application deadline: May 31, 2017

Details here.

For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Gaebler(

Please submit your application via our online system at (subject heading is “PD 11/17”). The deadline for application submission is May 31, 2017.

Last Call for LangFest registration

Please note that we have extended the deadline for registration and
poster presentations for Language Fest 2017 until Monday, April 3. If you are interested in presenting a poster, all you will need to provide at this time is a title and authors. We look forward to seeing you at the Fest!

Call for Seed Grant Applications

The Connecticut Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (CT IBACS) is pleased to announce a new call for applications to its seed grant fund.

Full details (and forms for the required letter of intent) can be found on the Institute website. The seed fund is intended to fund activities in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (broadly construed) that are likely to lead to applications for external funding, or which otherwise contribute to the mission of the Institute. Preference will be given to activities that involve collaboration and expertise across laboratories and/or traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Applications for small grants (<$10,000) can be submitted at any time; applications in excess of $10,000 should be submitted by May 1st.

The Institute also invites applications for affiliate memberships.