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Deadline of Application: December 31st, 2017 23:59 (UTC+1, Central European Time)

1. Overview
Application for the participation in spring school “Language, Music, and Cognition” is now opened. Those who wish to participate to the spring school must submit a CV and a motivation letter via the online application form (see the link below). Successful applicants will receive a notification of acceptance by mid January 2018. Applicants are also invited to submit an abstract for poster presentation (optional). Notifications of the poster presentations will also be sent by mid January. Participation in the spring school is free of charge.

2. Submission Guidelines
The following documents should be submitted to apply for participation in the spring school:

Motivation Letter (Obligatory, in pdf)
The motivation letter should contain a concise description on why you want to participate in the spring school. It should also briefly describe your academic background and interests, and explain how topics or lectures of the spring school are of particular interest to you. The motivation letter should not exceed one A4 page and it should be uploaded as a pdf file.

CV (Obligatory, in pdf)
Applicants must also submit a CV including information on the research/study area of the applicant. Experiences in relevant research techniques may also be included. The CV should be no longer than two A4 pages and it should be uploaded as a pdf file.

Poster Abstract (Optional, in pdf)
Those who wish to present their own work at our poster presentation on the 2nd day of spring school (February 27) are invited to submit an abstract of their poster presentation when they apply for participation. The topic of research should be relevant to at least one of the areas the spring school focuses on. Alternatively, it can also be a study concerning the cognition of language and/or music. The abstract should not exceed 300 words (excluding references) and it should follow the standard format of APA style 6th edition guidelines. The abstract should be uploaded as a pdf file.

This Spring School encourages the participation of Bachelor and Master students. In case there are multiple competing applicants during the process of selection, Bachelor and Master students will have priority over the senior applicants. Applicants who submitted the abstract of poster will also have priority.

3. Application Form
The application form including all pdf documents must be submitted here:

https://airtable.com/shrGfzBrlFnulGWcX

4. Selection procedure
This Spring School encourages the participation of Bachelor and Master students. In case there are multiple competing applicants, Bachelor and Master students will have priority over the senior applicants. Applicants who submit an abstract for poster presentation will also be prioritized. The Spring School is open for students and researchers with various backgrounds, and we place more emphasis on the motivation letter than the CV or relevance of research areas and skills.

5. Important Dates

  • Application deadline (Motivation letter (obligatory), CV (obligatory), and poster abstract (optionali)): December 31st, 2017 23:59 (UTC+1, Central European Time)
  • Announcement of acceptance (participation and poster presentation): Mid January 2018
  • Confirmation of the attendance by accepted applicants: End January 2018
  • Spring School of Language and Music in Congnition: February 26th - March 2nd, 2018
  • Poster Presentation: February 27th, 2018 (afternoon)

Participation Fee
Participation in the spring school “Language, Music, and Cognition” is free of charge.
Participation in social events (lunch, social dinner and excursion to Cologne city) could be subject to additional fee. A questionnaire regarding the participation in the social events will be conducted after announcement of acceptance.

Contact
If you have questions regarding the application procedure, please contact:
Ayumi Osawa
Institute of Musicology, University of Cologne, Germany
aosawa(at)uni-koeln.de