Graduate Programme in Linguistics in the Netherlands
The LOT Graduate Programme in Linguistics in the Netherlands consists of national educational activities in Linguistics offered by LOT itself and by affiliated LOT institutes that are aimed at PhD candidates and at Research Master (RM) students in Linguistics. Within the local programmes of the latter, 10 credits are allocated to LOT courses and training activities.
The following activities are part of the LOT programme.
LOT Summer and Winter Schools are two-week events, organized in a rotating fashion at the LOT affiliated institutes in the Netherlands and Flanders.
Each school offers 18 courses with 9 national and 9 international teachers, as well as additional activities such as research discussion groups, poster sessions, and lectures.
The schools are open to RM students and PhD students alike. RM students can gain 10 LOT credits by participating in two schools. PhD students can participate in the schools without restrictions during their PhD track.
Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research (EMLAR) is an annual specialised conference offered by UiL/OTS, the linguistics research institute of Utrecht University.
EMLAR provides lectures and hands-on experience with various methods of experimental research in first and second language acquisition. RM students participating in EMLAR can gain 1 LOT credit by participating in EMLAR, and their fee is covered by LOT.
The Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics (LLL) is a two-week event offering a varied program of specialised courses in descriptive linguistics, as well as a number of introductory linguistic courses. RM students can gain 5 LOT credits in the Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics. These credits can only be gained by taking three different courses of 2ECTS, not by writing a paper. This means that 6 LLL credits will be converted into 5 LOT credits. LOT covers the registration costs as well as part of the costs of travel and accomodation. For the latter the same rules apply as for LOT Summer and Winter Schools.
LOT Lab Rotations offer RM students the possibility to gain research experience in a lab or research group at a university other than their own, and thus broaden their view on research practices. They can gain 5 LOT credits in one lab rotation, and their travel costs are covered by LOT.