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Grant Facts and Figures

Introduction

Each year, a number of grants are awarded to ISCA members to assist with the cost of registration and accommodation at major conferences. A number of these awards are directly funded by ISCA whilst others are funded by INTERSPEECH conferences. For all these awards, the selection and administration of the grants is done by ISCA under the supervision of the ISCA Grants Coordinator (currently, Prof. George Kokkinakis from the University of Patras, Greece).

 

Grants awarded from 2002 to 2004

 

 Year   Applications made   Grants awarded   Success rate 
2002 40 37 92.5%
2003 60 43 71.7%
2004 81 55 67.9%

Note the sizeable increase in applications year on year. The success rate has been in the region of 70% for the last two years.

 

Detailed description of 2004 awards

 

For 2004 a total of 55 grants were awarded for five events as follows:

  • Speech Prosody 2004, Nara, Japan : 12 (out of 17 applications)
  • Journes d'Etude sur la Parole 2004, Morocco : 8 (out of 10 applications)
  • Workshop on Speech Synthesis, Pittsburgh, USA : 1 (out of 1 application)
  • ICSLP 2004, Jeju Island, Korea : 33 (out of 52 applications)

35 of the grants were directly funded by ISCA and 20 by the ICSLP 2004 organisers.

Of the 26 rejected applications, 6 were rejected because they were from the same University department (which was awarded 2 grants) 5 because of very late submission, 2 because of a previous grant award and 13 because of budget limitations.

From the above ISCA supported grants (35), 4 covered registration and part of the accommodation, 3 only accommodation and 28 only registration. The ICSLP supported grants (20) cover registration and cheap accommodation. The total amount awarded by ISCA is: €8,021.00 out of a budget of €8,240.00 for 2004.

The 55 grants awarded in 2004 were distributed to applicants from 26 countries.

Argentina 1
Belgium 1
Canada 2
Chile 1
China 9
Egypt 1
Estonia 1
France 9
Greece 1
India 2
Ireland 1
Israel 1
Italy 1
Japan 1
Mexico 1
Morocco 1
Portugal 1
Russia 1
Singapore 1
South Korea 1
Spain 4
Netherlands 2
Turkey 1
UK 5
USA 4
Vietnam 1
TOTAL 55