BALISAGE 2014 STUDENT SUPPORT AWARDS
Students! An inexpensive way to attend a most excellent technical
Balisage is the premier international conference on markup languages,
technologies, theories, and practice. It is held annually during late
summer. (But don't take our word for it: try Googling
Support for attending Balisage 2014 will be available for
some full-time students in the field of markup technologies and
related disciplines including Computer Science, Library and
Information Science, and Digital Humanities.
Award details to be announced as soon as we can. (We don't yet know how much
money we will have for student awards.) In past years the first prize winner received
travel, accommodations at the conference hotel, and conference registration. Second
and third place winners received smaller awards.
To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled full time in an
academic degree program, as documented in your CV. And you must have
a demonstrable interest in and commitment to our field.
In order to qualify, please submit an application that includes the
- Application Letter. Tell us, in a page or two, why you want to come to
Balisage, and how attending Balisage will help you. Describe your
academic research program, professional interest in the field,
perspective on important issues (addressed and not adequately addressed
by the community and in the industry), or anything else you feel will
recommend you and your work to the conference committee and Balisage
community at large.
- Academic CV, listing any of the following: relevant course work,
research projects (with links where applicable), published papers,
conferences attended, professional employment and activity, blogging,
- Letter(s) of recommendation. At least one letter of
recommendation from a professional (academic or not) who knows your
- Permission to publicize, at the conference and in connection with it, your name and participation, in
announcements and related materials such as the program. Part of the reason for Balisage is to develop
professional contacts among the attendees. You want to know us, and we want to know you.
- Optional: a paper submission for the conference. (See
the Call for Participation.) Papers submitted
in connection with an application for student support will not
guarantee you win support, nor will papers submitted by applicants
necessarily be accepted for the program. But a paper submission,
even if not accepted for the program, will strengthen your
Application materials will be accepted in plain text, HTML, or PDF and are due on April 18, 2014 (the same day Balisage paper submissions are due).
Please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure you include contact information.
Awards will be offered at the discretion of the conference committee.
Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be
notified as to their award status by Monday, May 20, 2013.
Find out more about the Balisage series of conferences at http://www.balisage.net. Then come to Bethesda, MD (just outside Washington, DC) to experience the cutting edge of this fascinating field at the
crossroads of technology, textual studies, database theory, and