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The NFMLTA/NCOLCTL Graduate Student Research Support Award

Application deadline: February 1, 2017
Notification of award: March 1, 2017

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 2017, five awards in the amount of $1000 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 20-23, 2017. Awardees are expected to attend this event to receive their award.

A complete application includes:

A two-page (500-word) application letter detailing the purpose of the study, theoretical framework(s), research questions, methodology, importance of the study, limitations, use of funding;

A two-page (500-word) curriculum vitae attachment.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

Research scope and goals;
Research methodology;
Theoretical framework;
Potential application to the field;
Impact on the candidate's career.

For further information about opportunities focused on the less commonly taught languages, please see the web site of NCOLCTL, http://conference.ncolctl.org/awards/nfmlta-ncolctl-research-award or contact the Secretariat at: secretariat@ncolctl.org