Summer Scholars Program (UQ)

The University of Queensland in partnership with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of language intends to offer regular summer scholarships to several students.

What is the Summer Scholars Program?

A Summer Internship at the University of Queensland is an exceptional research opportunity for undergraduate students, providing insight into what studying for a graduate research degree is all about. The scholarship or internship package gives you the opportunity to stretch your boundaries by undertaking research projects and activities during the summer program.

2018-2019

Are you an advanced Linguistics student at the University of Queensland with an interest in fieldwork, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics and corpus development? Are you interested in developing your linguistics skills with some hands-on research experience? Join us for 8 weeks over Summer as a UQ Summer Scholar.

Duration:             8 weeks (19 November – 14 December 2018; 2-25 January 2019)

Hours:                  36 hours per week

Pay:                       $300/wk

Bonus:                  Summer Research scholars will also be funded (flights, accommodation) to attend the CoEDL Summer School which is being held at the Australian National University (Canberra) from 26-30 November 2018.

Enquiries:            Felicity Meakins (f.meakins@uq.edu.au)

Application:        https://languages-cultures.uq.edu.au/summer-research-program-2018-projects#5

Applications close on 31 August 2018.

Building a Gurindji corpus

This project will form a part of the Centre of Excellence in the Dynamics of Language (CoEDL) evolution program which is developing biological methods for modelling language change. The language data will come from a Peruvian language Shawi. Summer Research scholars will be a part of a team trained in database development. They will search Shawi transcripts for linguistic features and code these features speaker by speaker. Summer Research scholars will work with other scholars building a Gurindji corpus. 

Biological methods for modelling language change

This project will form a part of the Centre of Excellence in the Dynamics of Language (CoEDL) building a corpus of Gurindji recordings for the language community and linguistic research. Gurindji is spoken in the Northern Territory (Australia). Summer Research scholars will be a part of a team trained in corpus development. They will key in transcribed recordings of Gurindji and sound-link the corpus. Summer Research scholars will work with other scholars building a Peruvian database for population genetics research.

  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University