We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Adam Kilgarriff Prize, in honour of our brilliant and much-loved colleague Adam, who died last year.
The Adam Kilgarriff Prize is intended to recognise outstanding work in the fields to which Adam contributed so much: corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, and lexicography. The aim is to encourage younger researchers, so applicants must be under 40 at the point when nominations close. The prize will be awarded to an individual researcher for an original publication, a piece of software, a product or service, or any combination of the above.
The prize will be given biennially, in association with the e-Lex (electronic lexicography) conference series, so it will initially be given in conjunction with the e-Lex conference in 2017. There will be a monetary award of EUR 2,500. Subject to agreement by the e-Lex programme committee, the winner will also receive funding support to attend the conference in the year of their award and be invited to give the Adam Kilgarriff Lecture at the conference.
The prize is administered by a board of trustees, comprising Michael Rundell (Chair), Miloš Jakubíček, Ilan Kernerman, Iztok Kosem, Pavel Rychlý, and Carole Tiberius, who will select the winner. The deadline for nominations for the 2017 prize is 30th September 2016, and the winner will be announced by the end of 2016. Details of the nomination procedure (as well as fuller Terms and Conditions) will be published in April 2016 on this web page.