The competition is now closed. Thanks to all who applied for their interest!
As an educational initiative, the North American Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL) is providing a limited number of grants to help students attend the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) 2005 Institute, held this summer at MIT.
Courses are offered in many areas of theoretical, experimental, and historical linguistics, including acquisition, computational linguistics, dialectology, language change, morphology, neurolinguistics, phonetics, phonology, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, semantics, and syntax. There will also be classes with a specific language or language-family orientation, including African American English, Algonquian, American Sign Language, Anatolian, Austronesian, Chinese, Gbe, Indo-European, Irish, Japanese, and Salish.
Award decisions will be based on the merits of the case. For example, it is understood that graduate and undergraduate students have different expected profiles. Up to eight awards will be made.
The amount of the grants will correspond to 10% of tuition (therefore, award winners who register for the six-week session will receive a different amount than those who register for a single three-week session). This amount will be sent directly to the winners, not to the Institute; winners will need to pay full tuition and fees to the Institute.
The competition is open to those who, at the time of application, both hold student membership in the NAACL and have registered for the Institute. (A student member of the NAACL is a student member of the ACL who either resides in North or South America or has had a membership petition approved by the Chapter Board.)
Applications are to be sent as a single, sensibly-formatted plain ASCII email (no attachments) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The following information must be included, in the order specified:
Questions? Send email to email@example.com. This competition is not administered by the LSA.