Call for interest
– Potential MCIF Applicants and Hosts –
2nd Action Meeting, 14-16 March 2018,
the European Network for Combining Language Learning with Crowdsourcing Techniques (enetCollect) is issuing a Call for interest for colleagues interested in submitting in 2018 or 2019, either as applicants or hosts, a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (MCIF) proposal that is relevant to enetCollect thematics and objectives. EnetCollect offers a strong research community around language learning and crowdsourcing and assistance in preparing a competitive application.
In that perspective, potential MCIF applicants or hosts are invited to describe the key ideas of their foreseen proposal by completing the provided forms and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 31st of January (see detailed procedure below). Submitted information will be treated with confidentiality.
Authors of submission whose relevance to enetCollect has been confirmed will be invited to the 2nd Annual Action Meeting held in Iasi (Romania) the 14th-16th of March 2018, to get involved into relevant Working Groups, to present as poster their ideas and, if they don’t have yet their applicant/host counterpart, to team up with other potential applicants or hosts within enetCollect. Traveling costs to attend the meeting will be fully covered by enetCollect and invited participants will be offered the possibility to take a half-a-day intensive formation about MCIF proposal writing. A budget for 12 invitations has been planned, and will be assigned according to relevance.
Last but not least, MCIF applicants who have teamed up with a host will be offered the possibility to perform a research stay of a few weeks at the future host institution to further develop their research idea and carry out first experimentations on the topic, financed by enetCollect in the form of a Short-Term-Scientific-Mission (STSM).
Please find below more detailed information regarding:
– Marie Curie Individual Fellowships,
– submission procedure and important dates,
– examples of research ideas relevant to enetCollect,
– contact information.
Feel free to distribute this Call for interest to any relevant contact.
We take the occasion to wish you all a fruitful 2018!
Lionel Nicolas & Verena Lyding
*** EnetCollect ****
EnetCollect is a large network initiative, funded as COST Action, aiming at performing the groundwork to set into motion a R&I trend combining the well-established domain of language learning with recent and successful crowdsourcing approaches. By doing so, enetCollect aims at unlocking a crowdsourcing potential available for all languages and at triggering an innovation breakthrough for the production of language learning material, such as lesson or exercise content, and language-related datasets, such as language resources. EnetCollect was kick-started in March 2017 and has received a fast and growing interest.
It currently involves ~150 stakeholders from ~35 different countries. Its members are coming from a number of R&I domains including, but not limited to, Language Learning (LL), Computer-Assisted language Learning (CALL), Natural Language Processing (NLP), Learner Corpora (LC), Corpus Linguistics (CL) and Learning Management Systems (LMS).
EnetCollect through its five Working Groups (WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4 & WG5) aims at fostering the combination of Language Learning and Crowdsourcing by studying and developing Crowdsourcing approaches in the context of Language Learning (ranging from WIkipedia-like approaches to Recaptcha-like approaches) [WG1 & WG2], Language Learning approaches to attract and retain a crowd of language learners and teachers [WG3], technical solutions for performing both Language Learning and Crowdsourcing [WG4], and approaches ensuring the ethical, legal and/or business orientation of platforms combining Language Learning and Crowdsourcing [WG5].
More information about enetCollect is available on its website which is available here:
More information about the COST framework is available on its dedicated website:
**** Marie Curie Individual Fellowships (MCIFs) ****
MCIFs fund researchers looking to enhance their career development and prospects by working abroad. The grant provides an allowance to cover your living, travel and family costs. The grant is awarded to your host organisation, usually a university, research centre or a company in Europe. The research costs and overheads of the host organisation(s) are also supported. European Fellowships last from one to two years, Global Fellowships from two to three years.
More information about MCIFs is available on the dedicated Horizon2020 website:
**** Submission procedure and important dates ****
Describe the key ideas of the foreseen proposal by filling the templated form relevant to your participation as potential MCIF applicant or host:
Template for host : http://www.enetcollect.net/ilias/goto.php?target=file_401_download&client_id=enetcollect
Template for applicant: http://www.enetcollect.net/ilias/goto.php?target=file_402_download&client_id=enetcollect
Send the filled form together with a CV via email to email@example.com no later than the 31st of January.
Please use as a title for your mail “enetCollect – MCIF call-for-interest – submission “.
In order to be able to process your application, please add the following sentence to your documents:
Important dates to remember are:
– 31/01/2018 deadline for submission,
– 15/02/2018 notification of invitation,
– 14-16/03/2018 Action meeting in Iasi,
– mid-Sept/2018 deadline for MCIF proposal submission.
**** Examples of potential research ideas relevant to enetCollect ****
– language learning environments to collaboratively develop and/or test language learning material.
– language teaching environments allowing teachers to correct learner essays while crowdsourcing learner corpora.
– the automatic generation of language learning exercises from NLP ressources allowing to sometimes use learners’ answers to correct or extend the NLP ressources used.
– language learning approaches allowing to attract and retain a large crowd of language learners and teachers.
– architectures or technologies allowing multiple language learning and crowdsourcing environments to combine their crowds of language learners and teachers.
– solutions to ensure the legal, ethical and/or business orientations of platforms performing both language learning and crowdsourcing.
**** Contact information ****
If you have any questions or doubts, feel free to contact us by sending an email to “firstname.lastname@example.org” with “Question(s) regarding the MCIF call for interest” as a title.