Tenth Christian Benoît Award

supported by the International Speech Communication Association and the Association Francophone de la Communication Parlée.

Deadline: May 15, 2019

The Christian Benoît Award is delivered periodically by the Association Christian Benoît until 2017. In 2018, the oversight of this Award was assumed by ISCA and sponsored jointly by both ISCA and AFCP. It is awarded through a competitive nomination and review process to promising young scientists in the domain of SPEECH COMMUNICATION to further their career in the field. The focus of the award’s research topic may emphasize basic science or applied research projects.

The Award provides the elected scientist with financial support for the development of a short-term research project that:

  1. illustrates concretely the achievements of her/his research work
  2. could help in promoting his/her work in the scientific community, institutions and grant agencies in their geographical region/country;
  3. gives an overall view of the state of the art in the particular research domain. The proposed research project can take on the form of a demonstration, a technical product/system, or of a pedagogical multi-media product (movie, website, interactive software...).

The proposed research project can have the form of a demonstrator, a technical product/system or of a pedagogical multi-media product (movie, website, interactive software…).

The Award is valued at 7,500 Euros(*).

The commitments of the elected scientist who receives the award are:

  • to attend the Interspeech-2019 Conference in Graz, Austria
  • to deliver the final product of the project within 2 years
  • to present her/his results at a future ISCA-endorsed event, specific to the research domain of the applicant.

In the application, the candidate should provide

  • a statement of research interests (2 pages max),
  • a detailed curriculum vitae including the list of a selection of the most relevant publications for the project.
  • a description of the proposed short-term research project (5 to 15 pages max) . The description should include a presentation of the scientific and/or pedagogical objectives and of the methodological aspects, a link with the former research work of the applicant, as well as a detailed description of the provisional budget.

Applications will be evaluated by an international committee including experts in the field of Speech Communication and representatives of the institutions supporting the award.

Applications should be sent to
before Monday May 15, 2019
Electronic submissions are mandatory.

The successful candidate will be notified by June 15, 2019. The Award will be conferred at the Interspeech-2019 Conference in Graz, Austria (www.interspeech2019.org)

* 3,500 Euros will be given immediately; with the remaining 4,000 Euros available on reception of the multimedia project by the chair of the ISCA Award committee. Travel and registration costs necessary to attend the Interspeech 2019 Conference will have to be paid from this grant.
** For details about the Association Christian Benoît and the past awardees of the Christian Benoît Award see http://www.gipsa-lab.fr/acb/

The PDF file of this call can be downloaded here.