[Elsnet-list] Speech Science and Speech Therapy Short Term Fellowships

maria at mariawolters.net maria at mariawolters.net
Mon Oct 2 16:57:33 CEST 2006


Interdisciplinary Short-Term Fellowships in Speech Research

Edinburgh Speech Science and Technology (EdSST) is an
interdisciplinary research training programme that aims to close the
gap between speech science, speech therapy, phonetics, and speech
technology. EdSST is a collaboration between two major speech research
institutes: the Centre for Speech Technology Research, University of
Edinburgh, and the Speech Science Research Centre, Queen Margaret
University College. EdSST is funded under the Early Stage Research
Training (EST) scheme of the EU Marie Curie Programme and runs for 4
years from January 2006.

EdSST covers six main research areas, each of which includes
components from speech science, speech therapy, phonetics, and speech
technology:

- Articulatory phonetic instrumentation and modelling
- Speech synthesis
- Speech recognition
- Human-computer dialogue systems
- Inclusive design for speech technology
- Augmentative and alternative communication

We are currently advertising 1-2 Short-Term Fellowships lasting 4-12
months. These Short-Term Fellowships provide an opportunity for
outstanding young graduate researchers and PhD candidates to conduct a
well-defined research project in one of the EdSST research areas at
CSTR and SSRC. Applicants should have a first or upper second class
honours degree or a Masters in Informatics, Phonetics, Speech Science,
Linguistics, or Speech and Language Therapy and fulfil the Marie Curie
EST selection criteria
(http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/fp6/mariecurie-actions/pdf/faq_est.pdf).
Please contact the Project Manager, Maria Wolters
(mwolters at inf.ed.ac.uk), before applying.

Further information:
       Project website: http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/edsst
       Contact: Dr Maria Wolters, Project Manager (mwolters at inf.ed.ac.uk)



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