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BALISAGE 2011 STUDENT SUPPORT AWARDS

Subject: BALISAGE 2011 STUDENT SUPPORT AWARDS
From: Tommie Usdin <btusdin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 19:51:25 -0500
 BALISAGE 2011 STUDENT SUPPORT AWARDS
BALISAGE 2011 STUDENT SUPPORT AWARDS

Students! An inexpensive way to attend a most excellent technical conference!

Balisage is the premier international conference on markup languages,
technologies, theories, and practice. It is held annually during late summer
in Montrial, QC. (But don't take our word for it: try Googling it:
http://www.google.com/search?q=markup%20conference.)

This year, support for attending Balisage 2011 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.

Thanks to generous sponsorship from the FLWOR Foundation, the first prize
winner will receive travel to Montreal, accommodation at the conference hotel,
and conference registration. Second and third place winners will receive
smaller awards, to include at least conference registration (and more to the
extent that funding is available).

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
following:

* 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, etc.

* Letter(s) of recommendation (at least one) by professionals (academic or
not) who know your work and can speak to your engagement with markup
technologies.

* 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 athttp://www.balisage.net/Call4Participation.html.) 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.

Application materials will be accepted in plain text, HTML, or PDF and are due
on April 16, 2010 (the same day Balisage paper submissions are due). Please
send applications toinfo@xxxxxxxxxxxx, with the subject line "Student award
application". Be sure you include contact information.

Awards will be offered at the discretion of the conference committee.

Find out more about the Balisage series of conferences at
http://www.balisage.net. Then come to Montrial to experience the cutting edge
of this fascinating field at the crossroads of technology, textual studies,
database theory, and philosophy.

"There is nothing so practical as a good theory"
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B. Tommie Usdin                        mailto:btusdin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Mulberry Technologies, Inc.                http://www.mulberrytech.com
17 West Jefferson Street                           Phone: 301/315-9631
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Rockville, MD  20850                                 Fax: 301/315-8285
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