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 $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, 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 curriculum vitae attachment

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following five criteria:

  • Purpose of the study
  • Theoretical framework(s)
  • Research questions
  • Research methodology
  • Importance of the study
  • Limitations
  • Use of funding

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

Deadline for receipt of proposals is February 1, 2018 Proposals will be evaluated by the NFMLTA - NCOLCTL Awards Committee. Applicants should expect to be notified by March 1, 2018.

Application Letter:*
Curriculum Vitae:*
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