Penn State’s Center for Language Science (CLS) announces an exciting and unique opportunity for undergraduate students. With the generous support of funding from the National Science Foundation program Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE), the CLS will sponsor undergraduate students’ travel to international sites in Summer 2016 to conduct research on the science of bilingualism.
The PIRE grant “Bilingualism, mind, and brain: An interdisciplinary program in cognitive psychology, linguistics, and cognitive neuroscience,” awarded to the CLS for a 6-year period (2010-2016), allows for the creation of international research opportunities for qualified undergraduate students working on language research, who have had research experience with CLS faculty. The CLS includes faculty in Psychology, Spanish, French, German, and Communication Sciences and Disorders. Each year, up to 8 CLS undergraduate students will receive funding to conduct innovative research on bilingualism at leading collaborating institutions in Europe and Asia. These include Beijing Normal University (Beijing, China); University of Hong Kong (China); University of Mannheim (Mannheim, Germany); Radboud University Nijmegen (Nijmegen, The Netherlands); University of Granada (Granada, Spain); Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain); Bangor University (Wales, UK); and Lund University (Sweden). Funding will cover airfare, housing and meals, tuition, and some incidentals and research expenses.
See the Center for Language Science website for additional information and requirements. An information session for potential PIRE Undergraduate applications will be held in the first week of the Fall 2015 semester. The exact date, time, and location will be posted on the website.
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