Supported Undergraduate Positions on Summer Research Teams

The ETS (École de technologie supérieure) in Montreal, Canada is hosting the Sixth Frederick Jelinek Memorial Summer Workshop. We are seeking outstanding members of the current junior class to join a summer research workshop on language engineering from June 24 to August 3, 2019.

The support also includes 2-week long summer school on HLT, running from June 10 to June 22, 2019 (at the same place).

The 8-week workshop provides an intense intellectual environment. Undergraduates work closely alongside senior researchers as part of a multi-university research team, which has been assembled for the summer to attack some problem of current interest.

The teams and topics for summer 2019 include:


We hope that this stimulating and selective experience will encourage students to pursue graduate study in human language technology, as it has been doing for many years.

The summer workshop provides:

  • An opportunity to explore an exciting new area of research
  • A two-week tutorial on current speech and language technology
  • Mentoring by experienced researchers
  • Participation in project planning activities
  • Use of cloud computing services
  • A $5,600 stipend and $2,300 towards per diem expenses
  • Private furnished accommodation for the duration of the workshop
  • Travel expenses to and from the workshop venue

Applicants apply via a form on the workshop’s page ( Applications should be received by Friday, March 15th, 2019. The applicant must provide the name and contact information of a faculty nominator, who should upload a recommendation letter by March 23rd, 2019. Please note that the application will not be considered complete until it includes both the C.V. and the letter.

Questions can be directed to the JSALT2019 committee at [email protected]

Applicants are evaluated only on relevant skills, employment experience, past academic record, and the strength of letters of recommendation. No limitation is placed on the undergraduate major. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


The Application Process

The application process has three stages.

  1. Filling out and submission of the application form by March 15th, 2019
  2. Submitting applicants C.V. to [email protected] by March 15th, 2019
  3. Applicant’s Faculty Nominator, whose contact was provided in stage 1, should provide a recommendation letter in support of the applicant’s admission to the program.  The letter is to be submitted electronically, to [email protected] by March 23rd, 2019

Please note that the application will not be considered complete until it includes both the C.V. and the letter.

Feel free to contact the JSALT 2019 committee at [email protected] with any questions or concerns you may have.

Center for Language and Speech Processing