Travel Grants

LuCiD travel awards are available for early career researchers from the LuCiD network*, to spend time at an associated overseas institution  to gain new skills and forge new research collaborations. There will be two calls for applications per year, typically in January and June.

Award Recipients

Round 12

Recipient: Claudia Gaele, Lancaster University 
Host: Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience - Department of Psychology, University of Liverpool
2 months
Title: How does the hippocampus integrate audiovisual theta synchrony in speech to form new memories?

Recipient: Dave Price-Williams, University of Manchester
Host: Zara Harmon, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
1 week
Title: How structural and distributional properties of linguistic input relates to children’s production

Round 11

Recipient: Hannah Sawyer, University of Liverpool
Host: Caroline Rowland, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
1 week
Title: Exploring Language Development

Recipient: Judit Fazekas, University of Manchester
Host: Yamil Vidal, Donders Institute, Nijmegen
2 weeks
Title: The babe with the predictive power: a registered report examining the role of prediction in early word encoding

Recipient: Xiaoyun Chen, Lancaster University 
Host: Ori Ossmy, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College
4 weeks
Title: Investigating children’s curiosity-driven word learning and exploratory behaviours in a more naturalistic setting

Round 10

Recipient: Perrine Brusini, University of Liverpool
Host: Yamil Vidal, Donders Institute, Nijmegen
2 weeks
Title: The babe with the predictive power - creation of the analysis pipeline

Recipient: Owen Waddington, University of Manchester
Host: Samuel Ronfard, Child Learning and Development (ChiLD) Lab, University of Toronto Mississauga
2 weeks
Title: How we communicate disagreement

Round 9

Recipient: Liam Blything, University of Liverpool
Host: Kyle Mahowald, The Department of Linguistics of The University of Texas
 4 weeks
Title: Why computational linguistics can lasso new insights into how humans understand pronouns.

Recipient: Elena Altmann, Lancaster University
Host: Caroline Rowland, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
 4 weeks
Connecting Infant Curiosity and Language Development at the MPI for Psycholinguistics.

Round 8

Recipient: Alexandra Sturrock, University of Manchester
Host: Dr Elena Tenenbaum, Duke University
1 week
Title: Research visit to the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development

Recipient: Jacky Chan, Lancaster University
Host: Dr Marina Kalashnikova, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language
Duration: 1 week
Title: Visiting the Baque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language

Round 7

Recipient: Alissa Ferry, Lecturer, University of Manchester and Perrine Brusini, Lecturer, University of Liverpool
Host: Monica Baciu, Olivier Pascalis and Mathilde Fort, Laboratory of Psychology and NeuroCognition 
Duration: 1 week
Title: Comparing how French- and English-learning babies learn their language

Recipient: Kelly Burgoyne, Lecturer, University of Manchester
Host: Prof Kari-Anne Bottegaard Naess, University of Oslo
Duration: 1 week
Title: Using a digital intervention programme to support language development in children with Down syndrome

Recipient: Priya Silverstein,
Host: Prof Chen Yu, Indiana University
Duration: 3 weeks
Title: Learning about dual head-mounted eyetracking at Indiana University

Round 6

Recipient: Ramya Maitreyee, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Liverpool
Host: Dr Elizabeth Wonnacott, University College London
Duration: 6 weeks
Title: Language productivity and restricted generalisations

Recipient: Birsu KandemirciPostdoctoral Researcher, Lancaster University
Host: Dr Cansu Pala, Ege University
Duration: 5 weeks
Title: False belief in Turkish and English speaking children

Round 5

Recipient: Louah Sirri, Postdoctoral Researcher, Lancaster University
Host: Dr Alina Leminen, Cognitive Brain Research Unit, University of Helsinki
Duration: 3 weeks
Title: Neuroimaging techniques to probe language processing

Recipient: Andrew Jessop, PhD Student, University of Liverpool
Host: Prof Evan Kidd, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Language Development Department
Duration: 1 month
Title: Computational modelling of relative clause processing

Round 4

Recipient: Kirsty Dunn, Postdoctoral Researcher, Lancaster University
Hosts: Dr Sam Wass, University of East London and Dr Victoria Leong, University of Cambridge
Duration: 2 weeks
Title: Learning brand new ways to study infant social development

Recipient: Christian Kliesch, PhD Student, Lancaster University
Host: Prof Stefanie Hoehl, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig 
Duration: 3 months
Title: Structural information provided by ostensive signals

Round 3

Recipient: Rebecca Frost, Postdoctoral Researcher, Lancaster University
Host: Prof Morten Christiansen, Cornell University
Duration: 3 weeks (Oct 2016)
Title: Examining how diminutives assist language learning

Recipient: Charleen ListPhD Student, University of Liverpool
Host: Katharina Haberl, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Duration: 3 months (Oct - Dec 2016)
Title: Testing models of verb-marking errors 

Round 2

Recipient: Laura de Ruiter, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Manchester
Host: Prof Catherine Snow, Harvard University
Duration: 6 weeks (Oct - Nov 2016)
Title: The link between oral language development and later academic achievement

Recipient: Jamie Lingwood, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Liverpool
Host: Prof Elaine Reese, University of Otago
Duration: 1 month (February 2017)
Title: Shared book-reading promotes language development

Round 1

Recipient: Matt Hilton, PhD Student, Lancaster University
Host: Dr Nivedita Mani, Psychology of Language Research Group - Georg-Elias-Müller Institute for Psychology
Duration: 3 months (Sept - Nov 2015)
Title: The role of affect in early word learning

Recipient: Amy Bidgood, Research Associate, University of Liverpool
Host: Dr Evan Kidd, Australian National University
Duration: 1 month (March 2015)
Title: Investigating the role of symbolic play and gesture use in the development of language


*LuCiD Network = Anyone working on research linked to language and communicative development within a relevant department at one of the LuCiD North West universities (Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester).