Applications are open for fully funded PhD studentships in computational linguistics / NLP, dialogue and interaction, distributional and compositional distributional semantics, and/or games-with-a-purpose applied to NLP for start in October 2019 in the Computational Linguistics Lab of the School for Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Queen Mary University of London


Available studentships include:

1. several studentships funded by EECS, available to PhD students interested in any of the research themes pursued by faculty in the Cognitive Science Research Group


and Computational Linguistics lab


Themes of interest include theoretical and computational models of discourse, semantics, and dialogue interpretation; distributional semantics; applications of computational linguistics and machine learning methods to social media processing, deception detection, and mental health treatment; verbal and non-verbal communication in interaction. Please see the advertisement here:


and contact the Compling faculty listed at the Cogsci / Compling pages above (Julian Hough, Massimo Poesio, Matt Purver and Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh) for information about projects. Information about the application can be found at the page above.

Deadline for application is 31/1/2019.

2. Several studentships funded by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence (IGGI), a collaboration between the University of York and Queen Mary.


these studentships are available for students wishing to pursue a PhD on IGGI themes, which include, for instance, gamification and the use of games-with-a-purpose for NLP, or interaction in games. Please contact Massimo Poesio (m.poesio at qmul.ac.uk<https://mailman.uib.no/listinfo/corpora>) for further information on these topics, or the other faculty listed on the IGGI pages for information on other themes.

The deadline for applications for the IGGI studentships is also 31/1/2019, but the application should be made direcly through IGGI – please see


3. Studentships funded by the Turing Institute.

These are 3.5 years studentships that come with an increased annual stipend of £20,500 plus a travel allowance and tuition fees. These students will be supervised by the Turing fellows from QMUL and will work in collaboration with research teams at the Turing Institute. More information is available at https://www.turing.ac.uk/phd-at-turing


Queen Mary University of London



Educational level:

Master Degree

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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