EAMT summer internships
The European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT) is an organization that serves the growing community of people interested in MT and translation tools, including 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 funds summer internships.
Institutions or companies hosting the summer internships are expected to apply, manage the funding, select the student and document the internship.
Students wishing to visit a place may want to convince a host to apply for funding and help with proposal writing, but, in the end, the hosting institution or company will be responsible.
Summer internships are expected to have a duration from 1 to 3 months and occur between June 15, 2017 and September 15, 2017. Purpose of the Call
The EAMT is planning to support summer internships in the field of MT and translation tools.
The subject of the internship should be of direct interest to the community of researchers, developers, vendors and users of MT and translation technologies. The internship must be on-site (i.e., no remote location internships will be funded).
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Recent developments in MT research.
MT evaluation methodology, metrics and results.
Launch of MT-specific evaluation campaigns .
New or prospective commercial users of MT technology.
MT environments (workflow, support tools, etc.).
Interaction between users and MT systems.
MT combined with other technologies (translation memories, speech
translation, cross-language information retrieval, multilingual text
categorization, multilingual text summarization, etc.).
MT for less-resourced languages: development, usage, etc.
MT in the social internet: new uses, new modes of development.
All proposals will be screened by a review committee that consists of EAMT Executive Committee members and possibly a few appointed external experts if necessary. Submission informationEligibility requirements
In order to qualify for funding, the hosting institution or the individual heading the hosting proposal must be a confirmed year 2017 member of the EAMT at submission time.
Students must be confirmed members of the EAMT before the internship starts.
Membership information: http://www.eamt.org/membership.php Selection criteria
The proposed activity should be of direct interest to the MT community
at large: researchers, developers, vendors or users of MT technologies.
The proposal shall clearly describe the purpose of the internship, and
include a detailed work plan.
Proposals with a significant, clearly identified impact on the MT
community (through the development, dissemination or use of project
results) are most likely to be accepted.
Proposals that bring together different aspects of MT will be specially
The proposal should be clearly justified as being technically and/or
The quality and efficiency of the implementation of the proposal will be
The budget should be adequate for the proposed objectives and the actual
implementation of the internship.
EAMT anticipates funding several summer internships.
Applications by hosting institutions or companies requesting partial funding to match their own internal funding will be given preference, but well-justified requests for full funding will be carefully considered.
The total foreseen EAMT budget for this call is around €10,000. The maximum amount EAMT can grant for a single internship will be €1,500 per month, which should cover all expenses (see budget details below).
Hosting institutions or companies will receive 50% of the internship before the internship starts, and the remaining 50% during the internship, after a brief progress report by the person responsible at the hosting institution or company. Contact for enquiries
For general enquiries please contact:
e-mail: l.specia at sheffield.ac.uk Submission procedureOverview
Hosting institutions or companies should respond to the call by submitting a single PDF document, written in English, that is composed of the following elements:
Proposal summary: 1-page maximum
Experience of the host: 1 page maximum
Detailed description of work: 2 pages maximum
Budget: 2 pages maximum
Submit your proposals no later than the deadline (see Important Dates below) through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eamt2017 (Submission type: Internships)
Detailed description of sections of the proposal by the hosting institution or company
Proposal summary (one page) in English.
Complete contact information of institution or company and mentoring
Description of the activity to be performed by the student.
Budget summary and identification of the requested support from EAMT.
Experience of the proposing organization and mentoring person in the
field (1 page maximum).
Detailed proposal description (up to 2 pages)
A clear and detailed description of the activity that will be carried
out by the student.
A statement on why this event or activity would be helpful for the MT
community and for the student.
A brief statement justifying why EAMT should support this event or
A list of experience and related skills of the participants of the
A statement of the criteria that will be used to select interns among
Budget and project planning overview (up to 1 page)
A breakdown of the costs estimated for the entire activity or event.
Should cover: travel bursary, accommodation, meals, arrangements for visas
A clear workplan, with clear deliverables, and optionally with
An identification of the support requested from EAMT and possible
other supporting funds (maximum funding by EAMT: €1,500 per month per
Text that will be used to issue the mandatory announcement of the
summer internship in MT-list and other suitable mailing lists and media
Circulation of the Call: July 18, 2016
Submission deadline for institutions or companies hosting summer
interns: January 31, 2017, 23:59 CET
Notification of acceptance of a hosting proposal: March 31, 2017
Hosting institutions or companies should publish available summer
internships before: April 30, 2017
Submission deadline for students applying for summer internships:
(recommended: hosting institutions or companies may adapt deadlines): May
Notification to candidates: 15 days after submission deadline
Notification to the EAMT with list of applicants, and brief
justification for selection: same day as notification to candidates (to
request the first installment of 50% of the funding)
Brief mid-term statement (to request remaining 50%): no later than
halfway the scheduled stay
Final report by hosting institution or company due: October 31, 2017.
Only complete proposals will be reviewed.
All information submitted with proposals will be regarded as
confidential and will only be used in the context of this project.
The internships have to be disseminated as openly as possible. Early
dissemination through MT-list is mandatory.
The interns or their host institutions or companies may be required to
report at the EAMT events (e.g. Poster at the EAMT conference, a short
progress report for the General assembly, etc.), without any claim for
The EAMT should be acknowledged in all materials related to the project,
activity or initiative.
No obligation to award the proposal
The EAMT shall be under no obligation to fund the proposals pursuant to this call for proposals. EAMT shall not be liable for any compensation with respect to candidates whose proposals have not been accepted. Nor shall it be liable in the event of its deciding not to award the proposal.
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