LINGUIST List 14.2327

Wed Sep 3 2003

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  1. Gertrud Faasz, Please distribute to your mailing list: Laurence Urdang Award

Message 1: Please distribute to your mailing list: Laurence Urdang Award

Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 10:55:46 +0200 (MEST)
From: Gertrud Faasz <faaszgdIMS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE>
Subject: Please distribute to your mailing list: Laurence Urdang Award

2003 Award
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:	2003 Laurence Urdang Award

Announcement: Invitation to submit applications

Applications are invited for the Laurence Urdang Award (formerly
Verbatim-Award), administered by EURALEX, for the purpose of
supporting unpaid lexicographical work of any type, including
study. An individual award may vary in size from 250.- GBP to 1,500.-

The key dates are:
October 30, 2003 Receipt of applications
January 2004 Notification of results
February 23, 2004 Presentation of Award(s)

Applications should take the form of:
1. A statement specifying the amount applied for;
2. A statement giving full details of the purpose to which the
 funds would be put, and an indication of expected tangible 
 results (e.g. data, lexicon entries, publications)
3. A curriculum vitae including qualifications, details of 
 previous lexicographical or related work, and publications;
4. One professional or academic reference (letter or details 
 of a person to contact for receiving a letter);
5. Details of funding received or applied for in relation to 
 the project for which the Laurence Urdang Award is being sought.

Four copies of the entire application should be sent to:

 * 2003 Laurence Urdang Award
 EURALEX Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
 Dr. Ulrich Heid,
 Universitaet Stuttgart
 Institut fuer maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung 
 -- Computerlinguistik --
 Azenbergstrasse 12
 D-70174 Stuttgart
 Email: Ulrich Heid

Applications may additionally be sent by electronic mail or fax.
Paper versions are however strongly preferred.

The Award is open to EURALEX members only, but applications will be
accepted from people who have applied for EURALEX membership and are
awaiting confirmation of this. If you want to join EURALEX, please
write (with a copy to the Assistant Secretary-Treasurer) to:

 * Ms Paula Thomson
 EURALEX Membership Secretary
 Oxford University Press
 Journals Subscription Department
 Great Clarendon Street
 Oxford OX2 6DP
 United Kingdom
 Fax: +44-1865-267485

The Selection Panel consists of the EURALEX President, Thierry
Fontenelle, and two past presidents Krista Varantola and H.Be'joint.

Objectives of the LUA

 1. All languages are eligible: no proposal should be preferred over 
 another one on the grounds of language coverage.
 2. The Laurence Urdang EURALEX Award is aimed at the support of unpaid 
 lexicographic work. It is not supposed to co-finance lexicographic 
 work paid from other sources.
 3. The Award ist not supposed to cover the organisation of conferences 
 or workshops. See however the notes on teaching below.
 4. The Award is supposed to make things happen or to support ongoing 
 lexicographic work rather than to come up post hoc for expenses 
 incurred earlier.

Selection criteria for LUA Awardees applied by the EURALEX reviewers

Main criteria

 1. Scientific and lexicographic qualitiy of the project. Evidently, 
 the proposed project should be scientifically sound, lexicographically 
 feasible and in some sense innovative, and it should be clear from 
 the proposal that the project can indeed lead to good results.
 2. Scientific standing for the applicant: The proposer should be able 
 to carry out the project and to provide the expected scientific 
 quality. He or she should have a relevant track record, linguistic 
 and/or lexicographic, which allows the reviewers to assess his or 
 her standing. If necessary, a statement from a referee can be obtained.

Additional criteria

 1. The more lexicographical, the more relevant to the mission of the 
 Laurence Urdang Award: Auxiliary tasks such as corpus gathering, 
 corpus exploration, tool building, information gathering (for example 
 compiling a bibliography, exploring a library etc.), meta-lexicographic
 work, teaching of lexicography, etc., are eligible in exceptional cases,
 but they are not seen as a priority in themselves. The main objective 
 of the Laurence Urdang Award is to support dictionary building work, 
 more than auxiliary tasks such as the above mentioned ones.
 2. The broader the group of people who profit from the result, the better.
 If a single researcher pays the travel expenses to participate at a 
 meeting, conference etc., this is the exceptional case eligible, but 
 less central to the mission of the Laurence Urdang Award than the use 
 of the money for an activity of a lexicographer, which thereafter has 
 an impact on a broader community.
 3. Support for workload is preferred over support for hardware and/or 
 software. Workload will be devoted to a particular dictionary project, 
 whereas hardware or software can be reused in other projects as well, 
 and could also be supported by those who support the other projects.

Procedures and Deadlines

 * Submission: by October 30th, 2003
 * Selection results: ca. January/February 2004
 * Payments: February 2004
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