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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Call for NAACL Scholarship Applications to the JHU Summer School on NLP/HLT


Monday June 7 - Friday June 18, 2010
Located at JHU/CSLP, Baltimore, Maryland

APPLICATION DEADLINE : Friday, April 1, 2010 5pm EST
NOTIFICATION : Thursday, April 22, 2010


The North American Chapter of the Association for Computational
Linguistics (NAACL) is again offering an exciting summer school
opportunity for a limited number of graduate and undergraduate
students interested in the field of Human Language Technology.

The summer school will be held from Monday June 7th - Friday, June 18,
2010, at The Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP) at Johns
Hopkins University in conjunction with the pre-workshop classes of the
CLSP 2010 Summer Workshop on Language Engineering. Selected students
will attend two weeks of lectures and hands-on laboratories that will
include general introductions to the major areas of study within the
field of Human Language Technology (e.g. Natural Language Processing,
Automatic Speech Recognition, Machine Translation, Information
Retrieval) as well as sessions on specialized research topics of
current interest in the field.

The summer school schedule from last year can be found here:

Details about the 2010 summer school will be posted here shortly:

The APPLICATION DEADLINE is Friday, April 1, 2010, at 5pm Eastern Time.

Application form and instructions can be found here:

Students must be enrolled or pre-enrolled at an institution in the
Americas to qualify. Preference will be given to high-quality students
at a stage in their careers during which attendance at the summer
school will provide maximum benefit; in particular, graduate students
in their initial years of study and undergraduates who have completed
their junior or senior years of study. Postdoctoral applications will
not be accepted. Students who are selected for the summer school are
expected to attend both weeks.

Scholarships: In addition to providing summer school registration fees
for all selected attendees, a limited number of scholarships to cover
additional costs (in particular, travel expenses to the workshop venue
and/or accommodation for the full duration) may be available. We
intend to cover full or partial costs for these two items for at least
some applicants. Funds are limited, however, so if you are a graduate
student, please ask your advisor to contribute to the funding.

Frequently-asked Questions (FAQ):

Q: I am currently attending a university that is not in the Americas.
Can I apply?
A: As stated above, no. Since this is a NAACL sponsored event, it is
only available to students enrolled or pre-enrolled in institutions
located in the Americas. This includes North, Central, and South
America as well as the Caribbean.

Q: Must all materials be submitted by the deadline, including the
letters of recommendation?
A: Yes, the deadline applies to the entire application package.

Q: What does the scholarship include?
A: In all cases the scholarship will include the registration fee to
the summer school. Then, depending on available funds and the details
of your application we may award funding for housing in the JHU
residence halls, and some of your travel expenses. Please note though
that travel awards are typically sufficient for air travel from major
US airports to Baltimore. If you are coming from a smaller city or
outside of the USA you may need to provide additional funds to cover
the total cost of travel. Also note that the scholarship does not
include meals, which you will need to purchase on your own at JHU or
in the surrounding area.