For the upcoming research project 'Splitting the mother tongue: The position of Anatolian in the dispersal of the Indo-European language family” (directed by Alwin Kloekhorst, funded by NWO), the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics is currently offering: 2 four-year PhD-positions in Hittite and Anatolian historical linguistics (full time). The task of the PhD-students will be to write a dissertation on the reconstruction of Proto-Anatolian on the basis of a comparison between Hittite and the other ‘minor’ Anatolian languages (Palaic, Luwian, Lydian, Lycian, Carian, etc.). For more see here.