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LINGUIST List 22.32

Tue Jan 04 2011

FYI: Spring 2011 LDC Data Scholarship Program

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        1.     Ann Sawyer , Spring 2011 LDC Data Scholarship Program

Message 1: Spring 2011 LDC Data Scholarship Program
Date: 03-Jan-2011
From: Ann Sawyer <sawyeraldc.upenn.edu>
Subject: Spring 2011 LDC Data Scholarship Program
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Applications are now being accepted through January 31, 2011 for the Spring
2011 Linguistic Data Consortium Data Scholarship program! The LDC Data
Scholarship program provides university students with access to LDC data at
no-cost. LDC offered data scholarships for the first time in 2010. We
received many strong applications from students with a range of research
interests. Our student winners received no-cost copies of LDC data valued
at over US $10,000.

This program is open to students pursuing both undergraduate and graduate
studies in an accredited college or university. LDC Data Scholarships are
not restricted to any particular field of study; however, students must
demonstrate a well-developed research agenda and a bona fide inability to pay.

The application consists of two parts:

(1) Data Use Proposal: Applicants must submit a proposal describing their
intended use of the data. The proposal must contain the applicant's name,
university, and field of study. The proposal should state which data the
student plans to use and contain a description of their research project.
Students are advised to consult the LDC Corpus Catalog
(http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/Catalog/index.jsp) for a complete list of data
distributed by LDC. Due to certain restrictions, a handful of LDC corpora
are restricted to members of the Consortium.

(2) Letter of Support: Applicants must submit one letter of support from
their thesis adviser or department chair. The letter must confirm that the
department or university lacks the funding to pay the full Non-member Fee
for the data and verify the student's need for data.

For further information on application materials and program rules, please
visit the LDC Data Scholarship page at:

http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/About/scholarships.html

Students can email their applications to the LDC Data Scholarship program
at datascholarshipsldc.upenn.edu. Decisions will be sent by email from the
same address.

The deadline for the Spring 2011 program cycle is January 31, 2011.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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