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FYI: Call for Christian Benoit Award: Speech, Face-to-face Communication

Author: Susanne Fuchs

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics

FYI Body: Seventh Christian Benoît Award
Deadline has been postponed to May 20, 2013

The Christian Benoît Award is delivered periodically by the Association Christian Benoit. It is given to promising young scientists in the domain of speech and face-to-face communication. It can concern basic or applied research projects.

The Award provides the elected scientist with financial support for the development of a short-term research project that

(1) illustrates concretely the achievements of her/his research work
(2) could help promoting this work in the scientific community and to Grant Agencies
(3) gives an overall view of the state of the art in the research domain.

The proposed research project can have the form of a demonstrator, a technical product or of a pedagogical multi-media product (Movie, Web-site, interactive software…).

The Award is valued at 7,500 Euros.

The commitments of the elected scientist are:
-- to attend the Interspeech2013 Conference in Lyon, France
-- to deliver the final product of the project within 2 years
-- to present her/his results in a workshop such as, among others, AVSP, ISSP, or SpeechProsody.

In the application, the candidate should provide
-- a statement of research interests,
-- a detailed curriculum vitae
-- a description of the proposed short-term research project. The description should include a presentation of the scientific and/or pedagogical objectives and of the methodological aspects, a link with the former research work of the applicant, as well as a detailed description of the provisional budget.

Applications will be evaluated by an international committee including experts in the field of Speech and Face-to-Face communications and representatives of the Institutions supporting the award.

Applications should be sent to Pascal Perrier: Pascal.Perrier@gipsa-lab.grenoble-inp.fr before Monday May 20, 2013. Electronic submissions are mandatory.

The successful candidate will be notified by June 17, 2013. The Award will be delivered at the Interspeech 2013 Conference in Lyon (France) (http://www.interspeech2013.org/

For further information, please contact Pascal Perrier.

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