NFMLTA/MLJ Roundtable Conference Grants 2017 Award
The NFMLTA/MLJ invites proposals worldwide for funding small conferences or symposia/colloquia. The chosen theme should be of significant current theoretical or practical interest in the field of language teaching and learning. For 2017–2018, one award in the amount of up to $10,000 will be made.
The NFMLTA/MLJ Roundtables are open across a range of topical areas. However, they should align with the mission of the journal, to link cutting-edge research with applications/implications for teaching and learning in diverse educational settings, to diverse student groups, and with diverse languages. Preference will be given to events that include a focus on non-English language teaching and learning. Intended as stand-alone events, the roundtables can take a variety of formats, among them meetings of a group of researchers to chart future research and practice in a particular field; small conferences that are open to the public. As stand-alone events, outside the regular conference program, they may be held in conjunction with existing conferences.
The proposed event should lead to a paper or set of papers to be published in a scholarly venue, including, potentially, articles, a guest edited issue, or the Perspective columns in the MLJ. Also, after its conclusion, Roundtable organizers are expected to submit a summary of the event of approximately 1,000 words.
Proposals are to be submitted by a principal organizer, who will assume responsibility for the conference and for subsequent publication of the results. Proposals should include the following materials:
- Title of the event
- Description of and rationale for the proposed conference, including likely audience and possible outreach beyond the language studies field
- Short narrative that situates the topic of the conference within the relevant literature
- Location, timing, length, and format of the event, including, where applicable, names of presenters and topics/titles of presentations; submission of presenters’ names, assuming that they have been contacted and would commit to the event upon funding availability.
This information should be presented in a document about 1,000–1,500 words in length.
- Names and short (2-page) curricula vitae of the organizer(s)
- Budget table and brief narrative