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PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT -- an open call will follow after abstracts have been submitted and evaluated

Students attending the 17th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA 2021 in Winterthur) may compete for the following bursaries and prizes. Note that before entering the competition, the candidate

a)      must submit an abstract to the conference in the usual way

b)      and must have received notification of its acceptance by the Conference Committee.

 

1.       TEN (10) STUDENT BURSARIES to present at the conference

o   Form of award: economy travel and accommodation (travel to be reimbursed for an amount agreed upon in advance, accommodation to be arranged by IPrA), free registration

o   Criteria: academic excellence and financial need

o   Procedure: after acceptance of a submitted abstract (see above), and before 1 February 2021, the candidate sends

·        A personal letter motivating her/his application

·        Her/his supervisor’s recommendation letter (giving an assessment of both the student’s academic status and her/his inability to find other means for attending the conference)

to all members of a committee to be appointed in due course (with the Subject heading “IPrA Student Bursary Application”).

Applications received after that date will not be eligible for the bursary.

Applicants will be informed of the result around 1 March 2019.

o   The committee members -- to be announced later

 

2.       BEST STUDENT SUBMISSION to the conference

o   Form of award: certificate and a modest financial award (up to € 500, as reimbursement of expenses) handed over during the closing ceremony of the conference; publication (with special mention), after suitable revision on the recommendation of the Editors, in the IPrA journal Pragmatics

o   Criteria: Only publishable papers are considered (taking into account that for most publishable articles there is usually a need for minor revisions); if none meet that criterion, there is no award; if the choice between top candidates is hard, two prizes may be awarded

o   Procedure: after acceptance of a submitted abstract (see above), and before 1 May 2021, the candidate sends her/his full-length paper to all three members of the appointed committee (with the Subject heading “IPrA Student Paper Competition”). Submissions received after that date will not be eligible for the award. The submission must be

§  single-authored

§  in English

§  no more than 7,000 words long (including abstract, references, appendices)

§  in all other respects, following the editorial guidelines of Pragmatics

o   The committee members  -- to be announced later

3.       BEST STUDENT POSTER at the conference

o   Form of award: certificate and a modest financial award (up to € 500, as reimbursement of expenses) handed over during the closing ceremony of the conference; posting (with special mention) on the IPrA website

o   Criteria:

§  The quality and originality of the content

§  The clarity achieved by editing, illustrating, design, and layout

o   Procedure: all student posters put up during the conference, automatically enter the competition

o   Responsible selection committee -- to be announced later