NFMLTA - NCOLCTL Research Award


Instituted in 2014 by the NFMLTA and the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL), this award supports graduate student research in the fields of applied linguistics and language education with small grants focused on the teaching and learning of less commonly taught languages (all languages except English, Spanish, French, and German). The grants provide resources at any stage of dissertation writing, e.g., data gathering, data transcription, data analysis, or write-up of the findings. 

 

For 2018, five awards in the amount of $1,000 each will be made. Awardees are expected to be members of NCOLCTL. The awards will be given at the Awards Ceremony during the annual NCOLCTL conference, April 19–22, 2018. Awardees are strongly encouraged to attend this event. A complete application includes:

  • A two-page (500-word) application letter detailing the research and the envisaged use of the award attachment
  • A two-page (500-word) curriculum vitae attachment

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following five criteria:

  • 1.      Purpose of the study
  • 2.      Theoretical framework(s)
  • 3.      Research questions
  • 4.      Research methodology
  • 5.      Importance of the study
  • 6.      Limitations
  • 7.      Use of funding 

(Maximum two pages, single spaced, Times New Roman 12)



Previous Years Recipients


Jumqing Jia: Ph.D. student of Chinese language pedagogy in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at The Ohio State University - 2015 

Zhini Zeng: Ph.D. candidate in Chinese language pedagogy, with experience teaching Chinese language classes at all levels in the Ohio State University - 2015

Karen Curtin: Ph.D. candidate specializing in Japanese language pedagogy at the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (DEALL) of The Ohio State University - 2015

Wei You: Ph.D candidate in reading education at the Department of Teaching, Learning, Policy, and Leadership at the University of Maryland, College Park - 2015

Myriam Abdel-Malek: PhD candidate in the Language, Literacy, & Culture at the University of Pittsburgh, PA - 2016

Miaochun Wei (魏妙純): A doctoral candidate specializing in Curriculum and Instruction at Graduate School of Education and Human Development, George Washington University - 2016

Xin Zhang: A Ph.D. candidate in Chinese Language Pedagogy in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at The Ohio State University - 2016

Hendryanti, Retno: A PhD candidate in the Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education at Indiana University - 2016

Shinsuke Tsuchiya: An ABD Ph.D. candidate in Japanese Language Pedagogy in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at The Ohio State University - 2016

 

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