Cyclic Optimization, Ph.D. | Leipzig University | Leipzig, Germany
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About

Cyclic Optimization researchers from the Institute of Linguistics at Leipzig University are investigating the empirical scope of models combining cyclicity and optimization, and hope to extend this to a comprehensive, representative subdomain of grammatical phenomena and unlock the full theoretical potential of these approaches.

Overview

About the programme

Cyclic structure building and optimization are two central research areas of grammatical theory, but also closely related to core concepts in psychology and computation: cyclicity implements the intuition that problem solving is not global, but applies in small incremental steps. Optimization approaches allow for bridging the gap between computational models of neural neural networks in Cognitive Science and symbolic models of human language.   

This Cyclic Optimization research unit at Leipzig University explores the hypothesis that combining cyclicity and optimization achieves an added level of explanation not available to either alone: cyclicity can substantially restrict the search space of optimization processes and explain why optimization is often surface-opaque, while optimization yields a principled account for the timing, size, and variability of cycles.

Programme Structure

Subprojects include:
  • Prospects of inflectional morphology in Harmonic Serialism
  • Morphological strata of tone
  • Semantic and phonological correlates of affix orders
  • Layers of morphosyntactic number in Eastern Sudanic
  • Syntactic repairs and cyclic optimization
  • Prosodically determined dislocation of coordinators
  • Optimal matches between clause-embedding predicates and their cl. complements
  • Computational aspects of cyclic optimization

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

Required:

  • dated and signed application form
  • written confirmation from your supervisor (supervision agreement)
  • CV
  • secondary school leaving certificate (certified copy)
  • evidence of university entrance examination (certified copy), if applicable
  • evidence of all university degrees (certified copies), e.g. bachelor’s, master’s, Diplom)
  • Transcripts of Records from all secondary and university qualifications (certified copies)
  • evidence of your knowledge of German at DSH-2 level, if the doctorate will be in German (certified copy)
  • evidence of your knowledge of English, if the doctorate will be in English
  • confirmation of admission to a faculty’s list of doctoral candidates, if already available (confirmation can otherwise be submitted within one semester)

Tuition Fee

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    Free
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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 36 months.
    • Students pay a semester fee (EUR 253,50)

Living costs for Leipzig

720 - 1047 EUR /month
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Scholarships Information

Below you will find PhD's scholarship opportunities for Cyclic Optimization.

Available Scholarships

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Grant
1300 EUR
Deadline
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Fully Funded DAAD EPOS Scholarship
Merit-based

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DAAD
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Independent provider
Grant
1200 EUR
Deadline
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Karl Schmidt Rottluff Scholarship
Merit-based

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Studienstiftung
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Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
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ACES Education Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
1300 EUR
Deadline
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Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) • DAAD
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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
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Independent provider
Grant
1200 EUR
Deadline
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Graduate School Scholarship Programme
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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
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ServiceScape
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
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U.S. government
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Independent provider
Grant
649 EUR
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation
Merit-based

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Campus France
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Independent provider
Grant
1350 EUR
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
ELES-Scholarship (Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich-Studienwerk)
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Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 EUR
Deadline
15 Sep 2024
ARGE Donauländer Scholarships
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Province of Lower Austria
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
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Leopold Figl Foundation
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
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Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
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Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
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Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
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The Ramsay Centre
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
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Anonymous Hope Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
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AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
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