Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.
The Alta Institute is funded by Cambridge English Language Assessment to undertake research on automated language teaching and assessment. The institute includes principal investigators from the Computer Laboratory, Dept. of Engineering and Dept. of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics.
We are currently offering up to 6 PhD studentships for UK, EU or overseas applicants wishing to work in the areas of automated assessment of English non-native learner text or speech, error detection and correction, measurement of text readability or speech comprehensibility, and so forth. See http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/ejb1/alta.html Alta Institute for details of potential supervisors and more information about current research topics.
Applicants may wish to discuss research topics with relevant supervisors before submitting an application to the relevant department, which should include a short description of their research proposal.
Applications are made through the University of Cambridge's Graduate Admissions Office. http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/students/gradadmissions/prospec. Further information about the application process is available in writing to email@example.com.
Please quote reference NR02275 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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