Research Unit for Indigenous Language manuscript project 

This project is funded by the ​​Language Data Commons of Australia and managed by the Research Unit for Indigenous Language, working on the Nyingarn project. It aims to increase the amount of textual material available to support work on Australian Indigenous languages.

Please fill out this form to apply for funding to create digital text versions of manuscripts that can be made openly available.

Work will be calculated by hours, negotiable, depending on the length of the manuscript, paid at Research Assistant rates ($45 per hour). Each successful proposal will be paid by putting you on as a casual at the University of Melbourne.

There are three rolling deadlines for submitting these proposals: February 15th, March 8th, and April 12th. You will be notified of the result as soon as possible after the deadline.

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Your name
Are you an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person?
Title of the manuscript and other details if available (author, publication etc)
Language the manuscript includes?
Is the manuscript:
How many pages in the manuscript?
Please outline any previous experience you have in transcribing manuscripts
Number of hours you are applying for (between 5 and 60 hours)
Do you have a digital copy of the manuscript?
Do you have permission from a copyright holder and language authority to use this manuscript? (We will be providing agreement forms to be signed).
Can the mansucript be made publicly available?

Do you want to have the manuscript transcribed by crowdsourcing? (getting others to type the text)

Can you arrange a local training workshop that can be attended by Nyingarn staff?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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