Just bringing your attention to this: Microsoft funded MSc Project at the Localisation Research Centre (LRC) in Limerick, Ireland.
Proposed research areas:
* Localisation file formats, tools compatibility, format conversion
* Recycling, MT, & translation workflow automation; tool and process integration
* Modular and web-based localisation editors, localisation in the cloud
I like the idea of research into “crowd-sourcing” – the LRC define this as being like Facebook localisation, and wiki-editing – and its rôle in scalable localisation workflows.
The closing date for applications is actually 10-June-2008 (not 3-June-2008), but hurry. The annual stipend is 16,000 Euros – that’s about 2.5 million US dollars – plus expenses.
I’d do it myself, but, er, I’m already doing some MSc research into the Web 2.0 space (shameless plug for own survey – here)
PS: Yes, we do spell out L10n with an “s” over here.