The VoiceXML Forum Launches Grant Program

The VoiceXML Forum, a global industry trade organization to promote and accelerate the adoption of VoiceXML-based applications, has launched the VoiceXML Grant Program, providing two separate $25,000 grants to individuals or groups affiliated with not-for-profit institutions for an initiative or alliance championing new technology or standards in the area of voice technology.

The VoiceXML Grant Program will accept proposals through Dec. 31. All interested parties can submit proposals at www.voicexml.org/grant.

"We are excited to be able to solicit grant proposals from active research individuals or teams for their ground-breaking work in voice technology and/or its standards. With the ability to fund two separate grants, we believe we will be able to help two programs move forward in their research endeavors," said VoiceXML Forum Board Member Valentine Matula of Avaya.

"When the forum started to promote VoiceXML, the voice adoption was in its infancy. Today, with the advent of the standards, it is widely used in our lives, and it will continue to evolve in the future," said VoiceXML Forum Board Member Paolo Baggia of Nuance Communications.

"The VoiceXML Forum is thrilled to continue to support the development of open standards related to voice technologies. The success of VoiceXML and related standards is largely due to efforts and contributions from the educational and research communities," said VoiceXML Forum Board Member Robert Marchand of Genesys.

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