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ACTFL / NFMLTA / MLJ Announce Dissertation Support Grants Competition

Dissertation Proposals

The specifics regarding the ACTFL / NFMLTA / MLJ Dissertation Support Grants are:

  • The purpose of these grants is to support graduate students in the fields of applied linguistics and language education at the dissertation writing stage. These grants can provide resources to graduate students at any stage of dissertation writing, e.g., data gathering, familiarization with relevant research, data analysis, or write-up of the findings.
  • The award amount is $2,500; up to two grants per year may be awarded.
  • Applicants must have completed by the application deadline 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 U.S.; 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. (maximum two pages, Times New Roman 12).

Complete applications must be filled out electronically by September 30, 2014.

Awardees will receive a check in the amount of $ 2,500. An announcement of the recipients will occur at the time of the ACTFL 2014 Convention as well as via electronic and print media.

Applications must be received electronically by ACTFL / NFMLTA / MLJ by September 30, 2014. A committee of recognized researchers will review submitted proposals and select the awardees.

Institutional Address
Your Mailing Address
Brief statement signed by the dissertation advisor/dissertation committee chair.
Proposed dissertation title and a description of the proposed research.