Student Prizes and Travel Grants

To encourage student participation, DHA Suffa University announces prizes and travel grants for the students. The amount of the prize can be increased, if sponsorship is obtained.

NVIDIA logoBest Paper Award:

Details will be posted soon.

Best Shared Task System:  15,000 PKR

The prize will be awarded to the best system of Roman to Urdu Transliteration Shared TaskThe systems will be evaluated for precision as well as innovation.

Best Student Paper related to a Regional* Language:  15,000 PKR

The prize will be awarded to the best paper submitted by a student related to a regional language of Pakistan. Please note that the conference has no separate track for student papers or for regional languages. All the submitted papers will be reviewed through the same double blind process. The prize is announced to encourage (a) student participation (b) work on regional languages which are relatively under-resourced than Urdu.

* The regional languages of Pakistan are Balochi, Brahvi, Balti, Hindko,
Saraiki, Sindhi, Shina, Pashto, Punjabi and other languages spoken is Pakistan. Urdu is excluded from this list because it has relatively more linguistic resources and applications.

Travel Grant for students:  5,000 or 10,000 PKR

There are limited number of travel grants availble for student presentors. The amount will be sufficient for economy class train travel and accomodation. The application can be submitted after the release of acceptance noification of papers.