The LSA is delighted to announce that Jon Sprouse (University of Connecticut) has been selected to receive the LSA’s inaugural C.L. Baker Award. Established in 2019 through an endowment by the family of the late eponymous LSA member, the C.L Baker Award honors excellence for scholarship in syntax. It is to be awarded at least every other year to a mid-career linguist, with preference given to those who are 10-20 years post-PhD. Read more about C.L. Baker and the endowment here.
The citation to accompany the award reads as follows: “Jon Sprouse is an experimental syntactician whose work is characterized by imagination, innovation, care, and respect for the facts. He has made methodological contributions of central importance, enabling syntacticians to base their theoretical work on a much more secure empirical foundation. He has also made contributions of central importance to some of the core issues in syntax and linguistic theory more broadly – concerning the nature of island-hood and (in collaboration with Lisa Pearl) the theory of learnability.”
The award will be given during a ceremony on Saturday, January 4, 2020 during the LSA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.
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Graduate Student Call for Applications:
Dr. Radenka Maric Graduate Fellowship
The Graduate School is sponsoring a new set of fellowships this year. Dr. Radenka Maric Fellowships seek to develop a cohort of students who are looking for connections beyond what they can find in their own department. Ten fellowships will be awarded across the university, with one fellow selected from among the Departments and Programs of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In addition to a $3,000 stipend, fellowship recipients will be invited to meet together for social, roundtable, and professional development meetings.
To be eligible for a Maric Fellowship, you must
- Be a masters or doctoral student enrolled in The Graduate School
- Demonstrate financial need or be meritorious
In selecting a student for a Maric Fellowship, priority will be given to students who:
- Have overcome obstacles such as socioeconomic or educational disadvantage; or,
- Are members of groups that are underrepresented at the University of Connecticut; or,
- Have experience living or working in diverse environments.
This is a non-endowed fellowship. It may be renewed annually pending availability of funds and provided that the Fellow continues to meet the criteria above and that the Fellow has participated in activities that The Graduate School organizes for Fellows.
Graduate Students interested in applying for the fellowship should provide the following information:
1. A brief summary of financial need and/or accomplishments as a UConn graduate student
2. A short essay addressing the extent to which you satisfy one or more of the three priority criteria listed above. In the essay, also address how you would benefit from being a part of a supportive cohort.
3. A letter of support from your graduate advisor or a professor who can speak to your graduate performance at UConn.
Please submit your application to CLAS@uconn.edu no later than 4pm, October 21.