People affiliated with the HPSL represent four different status groups. The HPSL offers a wide, interdisciplinary choice of Faculty and Researchers who act as PhD supervisors to cater for every PhD student’s individual needs. PhD students at the HPSL have to be enrolled as PhD students either at the University of Freiburg or at the University of Basel and are supervised by at least one professor from the list of faculty and researchers given above.

Affiliated Postdocs are members of the HPSL Basel-Freiburg and thus part of its scientific network. They are actively involved in the scientific activities of the program, for example by organizing workshops or talks, and/or in advising PhD students. In order to apply, Postdocs should provide a description of their research project, their proposed activities in the program, and a letter of recommendation from one of the Faculty and Researchers at the HPSL. They are eligible for transition phase scholarships (Freiburg only).

PhD students hold their status as PhD students until the day of their defense. After their defense they will be awarded the status of Alumni of the HPSL. They can attend all HPSL events and are eligible for transition phase scholarships (Freiburg only).

Interested in joining us?

For information on joining the HPSL please contact Philipp Dankel for Basel ( and Ignacio Satti for Freiburg (


HPCL, HPSL and the GRK 1624 gratulate Bernd Kortmann and his team (Katja Roller und Marten Juskan) on winning the Instructional Development Award 2016. Awarded was the project “FREDDIE (FReiburg English Dialect Database for Instruction and E-learning) – Eine multimediale Plattform für forschendes, korpusbasiertes Lernen.”
If you want to learn more about the project, click here (German version).
The online version of FRED (“Freiburg English Dialect Corpus”) is accessible on the website of the UB Freiburg.

The HPSL was attributed the official Eucor - The European Campus label.

TV-Beitrag (Komi mit russischen Untertiteln) über das Komi-Dokumentationsprojekt der Freiburg Research Group in Saami Studies

Junge Forscher statt alte Studenten (Bericht, uni'campus, 03/2014)

Halten Graduiertenschulen was sie versprechen? (Ute Schulze und Valentin Klotzbücher, Forschung&Lehre 5/14

Pilotstudie Ausbildungs- und Karrierewege Hermann Paul School of Linguistics: Abschlussbericht

Newsletter Issue no. 6: Deutsch

Newsletter Issue no. 5: Deutsch

Newsletter Issue no. 4: English

Newsletter Issue no. 3: English

Newsletter Issue no. 1&2: German English


PhD Scholarships Hermann Paul Scholarships in Linguistics 2014

The Hermann Paul Scholarships in Linguistics 2014 in Freiburg went to Sonya Kinsey and Uliana Schöller. Congratulations!

The Hermann Paul Scholarships in Linguistics 2014 in Basel went to Carolina Spiegel and Burak S. Tekin. Congratulations!

PhD Scholarship Promotionskolleg Empirische Linguistik (PEL) 2014

The PEL scholarship 2014 went to Hanna Thiele. Congratulations!

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