EAMT 2023: Support for participants from low-income countries and war zones

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Carol Scarton

Apr 2, 2023, 10:05:57 PM4/2/23
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EAMT 2023: Support for participants from  low-income countries and war zones

* Call for Participation *

The European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT) is an organisation that serves the growing community of people interested in MT and translation tools, including translators, users, developers, and researchers of this increasingly viable technology.

As part of its commitment to promote research, development and awareness about translation technologies, the EAMT opens a call for a small number of bursaries to support EAMT 2023 attendees from areas affected by war and low-income countries. The 24th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT 2023) conference will be held in Tampere, Finland, from June 12th to June 15th.

* Purpose of the Call *

This call is dedicated to support EAMT 2023 attendees that do not have fundings to attend the conference, from areas affected by war or low-income countries in Europe, Middle East or Africa.

The EAMT particularly encourages applications from early career researchers.

All applications will be screened by EAMT executive committee members.

* Application information *

- Eligibility requirements

In order to qualify for this call, the individual must be a student or an employee of an institution located in areas affected by war or in low-income countries in Europe, Middle East or Africa, that would not be able to attend the conference without this support. Students and early-career researchers/academics will have priority. We will also give priority to people with accepted papers in the main conference.

- Selection criteria

The selection will be made based on the information submitted to the provided Google Forms (link below).

One of the fields in the form is a "motivation letter", where you should describe your motivation for attending the EAMT 2023 conference and explain why you do not have other funds to sponsor your attendance.

You should also submit a CV, highlighting your years of experience in the MT area.

* Bursaries *

EAMT anticipates funding several applications. Selected participants will be announced on the 21st April 2023 and will receive complimentary membership in the EAMT for 2023 and 2024, free registration at the EAMT 2023 conference and paid accommodation in Tampere.

* Contact for enquiries *
Carolina Scarton
EAMT Secretary
e-mail: c.sc...@sheffield.ac.uk

* Applications *

Candidates should submit their applications via a Google Form: https://forms.gle/HQNF5jwEDT1bG1NK6

* Important Dates *

- Circulation of the Call: April 3rd, 2023

- Submission deadline for applications: April 14th, 2023, 23:59 CEST

- Notification: April 21st, 2023

* Additional provisions *

- Only complete applications will be reviewed.

- All information submitted with applications will be regarded as confidential and will only be used in the context of this call.

- You may be asked to share the accommodation room with other awardees. However, we will commit to respect any requirements / concerns that you inform us (e.g. religion, gender, etc).

* No obligation to award the bursaries *

The EAMT shall be under no obligation to fund the applications pursuant to this call for participation. EAMT shall not be liable for any compensation with respect to candidates whose applications have not been approved. Nor shall it be liable in the event of it deciding not to award the bursaries.

Carolina Scarton
Senior Lecturer in Natural Language Processing
Department of Computer Science
University of Sheffield

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