NFMLTA/NCOLCTL Graduate Students Research Support Award

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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