Student Scholarship Applications & Volunteers

April 09, 2019

Submission Deadline:
Friday, 7 June 2019

We seek a limited number of student volunteers for the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2019). In exchange for one full day equivalent of work, students receive free registration to the main conference. Workshops and tutorials are not included, and must be paid for by the student. The work will be divided, probably into two half-day shifts, and the shifts will be scheduled to maximize volunteer access to the conference events. Tasks will include assisting at the registration desk, stuffing delegate packs, and providing assistance for conference events including tutorials, the main conference, and workshops.

Through the Student Scholarship Program, we will offer a limited number of grants to assist student participants both with travel to Florence, Italy for ACL 2019, as well as with conference expenses (such as housing, local transportation to/from airport, conference registration, etc.)

Successful applicants for the Student Scholarship Program must also participate in the Student Volunteer Program, and will receive free registration to the main conference in addition to their scholarships. Please note that these scholarships are to subsidize student participation in ACL 2019, and are not intended to cover all travel and conference expenses. The final amount of the scholarship will vary depending on the number of days of the stay, the cost of the travel, the quantity of money available, and the number and type of applicants.

Applicants for both the Student Volunteer Program and the Student Scholarship Program will be evaluated based on the material they submit in their application packages (see below for the submission requirements). Preference will be given to students who are presenting a paper in the main conference or any of the associated workshops and do not have other means of travel support.

Applicants for either the Student Volunteer Program or the Student Scholarship Program must be full-time students and should submit two documents:
(1) the application form
(2) a one-page CV.

CV should be sent to the Student Scholarship Chair and Student Volunteer Coordinators, Dominique Brunato, Marco Senaldi and Giulia Venturi at The subject field of your email should start with "Application for the ACL 2019 Student Scholarship & Volunteer Program".

Students should make travel arrangements, accommodation and registration independent of the results of their application. All Student Scholarship and Student Volunteer Award recipients must also register for the conference and declare “I am a Student Volunteer" in the main conference application form, since they will all participate in the Student Volunteer Program.

Students will be reimbursed after the conference and upon providing scanned receipts and an accounting of the requested funding (i.e., a business expense report) to the ACL Business Manager, Priscilla Rasmussen. Students will have to provide a mailing address to receive the reimbursement checks (preferred method) or their complete banking details to receive a wire reimbursement (only in case they cannot accept checks).

Application deadline: 7 June 2019
Notification of acceptance: 14 June 2019

Student Volunteers Chairs

Dominique Brunato - Institute of Computational Linguistics “A. Zampolli”, CNR, Pisa
Marco Senaldi - Faculty of Humanities, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
Giulia Venturi - Institute of Computational Linguistics “A. Zampolli”, CNR, Pisa