Student Travel Grant Program
Support of student travel by EMNLP-CoNLL 2012 is made possible through the generosity of our sponsors, Baidu, Google and Microsoft.
The list of selected students has been posted below.
Instructions and submission procedure
- Submission of an application is a necessary, but not sufficient step towards obtaining travel support. Since available funds are limited, the conference is able to offer travel grants to only a small number of applicants.
- Travel costs are reimbursed partially rather than fully, up to a maximum amount that is the same for all approved applicants. Since available funds are limited, the maximum amount is expected to be less than the average cost associated with attending the conference. Applicants' decision to make travel arrangements, book accommodation and register for the conference, are to be made independently of the outcome of their application to the program.
- Eligible applicants are full-time students enrolled in a university graduate-degree program at the time of the conference in South Korea. In particular, students who graduate before the conference takes place are not eligible.
- Applications from students who are authors of papers accepted at EMNLP-CoNLL 2012 have priority over other applications.
- The deadline for submitting an application is June 27, 2012.
- An application consists in the completed application form, and the current curriculum vitae. Applicants are not required nor encouraged, but otherwise allowed to submit additional documents such as a letter of support from their current research adviser. All documents are in text-only format or in pdf format. Applications, including all documents, are sent in a single email to firstname.lastname@example.org . The subject of the email includes "EMNLP-CoNLL 2012 application for student travel support".
- Applicants selected by the conference to receive a travel grant are notified by email within eight days from the application deadline.
- For approved applications, reimbursements are made after the conference by ACL's business manager, Priscilla Rasmussen. Required documentation for reimbursements includes original receipts. Other required documentation, if any, will be requested from applicants.
Out of 47 applications for student travel support, the following 12 students were selected to receive equal travel grants of (up to) USD 800 each:
- Dan Garrette
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
- Christian Hardmeier
Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
- Kenneth Heafield
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Yu Jianxing
National University of Singapore, Singapore
- Thomas Lin
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
- Robert Lindsey
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
- Annie Louis
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Ajay Nagesh
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
- Michael J. Paul
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
- Carina Silberer
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
- Yang Song
Peking University, Beijing, China
- Jiayi Zhao
Fudan University, Shanghai, China
For the selected students:
- Each travel grant covers up to USD 800 of the cost associated to the recipient travelling to and attending the conference. Examples of covered expenses are airfare, accomodation, airport and local transfers.
- There are no fixed formats or forms required for reimbursements.
- Reimbursement requests are made in the form of a letter addressed to ACL's angel Business Manager, Priscilla Rasmussen.
- The letter includes a list of expenses for which reimbursement is requested, along with conversion into USD when the expense is in a currency other than USD; supporting receipts; and return mailing address to which the reimbursement is to be sent.
- The letter is submitted either electronically along with scanned receipts, to email@example.com; or by regular mail along with actual receipts, to: Association for Computational Linguistics, 209 N. 8th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, USA.
- Reimbursement requests are submitted immediately after the conference, with a target date for issuance of reimbursements by July 31.
- Reimbursements are made in the form of checks denominated in USD.