2018 The NFMLTA/NCOLCTL Graduate Students Research Support Award


Application deadline: February 1, 2018:  Notification of award: March 1, 2018

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.

Eight awards in the amount of $2,500 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 on April 21, 2018.  Awardees are strongly encouraged to attend this event. A complete application includes:

A two-page (500-word) application letter detailing the research and how the award will be used towards the research
A two-page curriculum vitae attachment
Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Purpose of the study
Theoretical framework(s)
Research questions
Research methodology
Importance of the study
Limitations
Use of funding
Note: Maximum two pages, single spaced, Times New Roman 12

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2018 NFMLTA Dissertation Support Grants


 

Application deadline: February 1, 2018;  Notification of awards: March 1, 2018

Instituted in 2013, this award helps support graduate students in the fields of applied linguistics and language education at the dissertation writing stage. These grants can provide resources at any stage of dissertation writing, e.g., data gathering, data transcription, data analysis, or write-up of the findings.

For 2018, ten awards in the amount of $2,500 each will be made.  The 2018 awards will be given at the AAAL conference in Chicago at an awards dinner ceremony.  Awardees are expected to attend this ceremony.  Further information on the venue of the awards ceremony will be provided in the letter to the awardees.

  • By the application deadline, applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D./Ed.D., except the dissertation.
  • Applicants must have an approved dissertation proposal with, if applicable, an approved IRB.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program at an institution of higher education in the United States; they need not be citizens or permanent residents.
  • A complete application includes:
  • Applicant contact information: Name, physical address, e-mail address, name of applicant’s institution of higher education
  • Brief statement signed by the dissertation advisor/dissertation committee chair stating that the applicant has: successfully defended his/her dissertation proposal; the IRB process has been cleared (if appropriate to the study); the applicant has successfully completed all but the dissertation writing at the time of application for this grant.
  • Proposed dissertation title and a description of the proposed research. The description should include: purpose of the study, theoretical framework(s), research questions, methodology, importance of the study, limitations, use of funding (maximum two pages, single spaced, Times New Roman 12)
  • For non-citizen or non-resident applicants, please confirm with your International Office if you are able to receive grants outside of your campus.

NOTE:  Previous awardees cannot apply for this award again

 

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NFMLTA Travel Support Grants for Foreign Language Professionals (Including Graduate Students)


 

Application deadline: February 1, 2018; Notification of awards: March 1, 2018

Instituted in 2017, this grant is intended to help defray the costs of conference attendance by foreign language professionals during the academic year 2018.  A maximum of 10 awards with a limit of $1,000 of reimbursable expenses (reimbursable against original receipts) per awardee will be made. Earlier submissions are encouraged, as conference acceptances and cost information becomes available to applicants.

Application information:

  • The application includes a brief narrative (250–300 words) that provides information on the applicant’s educational background and position, contextualizes the topic of the presentation in the applicant’s career, and indicates need for support in relation to other possible sources of support;
  • Applicants must provide proof of acceptance of a conference presentation at a national, language-specific, or regional language conference during the current academic year.
  • The presentation should be related to the professional/scholarly work of the applicant;
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are attending a conference for the first time or are newer members of the profession, including graduate students.

Reimbursement, against original receipts (scanned to NFMLTA Treasurer), is limited to $1,000 per award recipient and should be requested within 30 days after the conference. Reimbursable expenses include conference registration, transportation (air, train, bus, cab, subway systems), and lodging, but not meal expenses. Receipts and supporting documentation must be RECEIVED by December 10, 2018.

NOTE:  Previous awardees cannot apply for this award again

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