January 13, 2021
AIIC Research Grant 2020
Research Committee

Following the comprehensive evaluation of 14 competitive applications received this year, taking both the scientific quality and the relevance of each project for the profession into consideration, we are pleased to announce that the AIIC 2020 research grant has been awarded to Dr Nicoletta Spinolo (University of Bologna at Forli) and Professor Agnieszka Chmiel (A. Mickiewicz University, Poznan) for their project:

Inside the virtual booth: the impact of remote interpreting settings on interpreter experience and performance.

By collecting process, product, and subjective data through eye-tracking recordings, performance evaluations, and questionnaires, the project will investigate how remote interpreting settings (hubs with boothmate or home studio) and types of input (audio, video, slides etc.) influence user experience, interpreter’s stress levels, fatigue, mental workload and performance.
The recommendations to the profession and the AIIC community will help interpreters negotiate and implement optimal working conditions in the virtual booth.

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to the other applicants for their interest in the AIIC research grant.

The call for the 2021 AIIC research grant will be published in June 2021.