NFMLTA/MLJ Dissertation Support Grants 2017 Award 

Instituted in 2013 by the NFMLTA and the MLJ, 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 2017, seven awards in the amount of $2,500 each will be made.


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)

Deadline for receipt of proposals is September 15, 2017. Proposals will be evaluated by the Awards Committee. Applicants should expect to be notified by November 1, 2017.

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