NFMLTA/NCOLCTL Graduate Students Research Support Award

Graduate students: please see this announcement from the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) about research support grants for graduate students.  Applications are due December 1, 2023.

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.

Awards in the amount of *$2,500* each will be made.

Applicants must show evidence that they have defended their dissertation proposal and are at the dissertation research stage. This award is not for the pre-proposal defense stage. To further clarify the eligibility criteria, please note that the award is intended for students who are actively pursuing their research and will utilize the grant funds towards their ongoing dissertation research activities. Additionally, applicants who are scheduled to graduate in the fall of 2023 or spring of 2024 are not eligible to apply for this award.

Awardees are expected to be members of NCOLCTL. The awards will be given at the Awards Ceremony during the annual NCOLCTL conference in April. Awardees are required to register for and attend this conference in order to receive their award.

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 (500-word) curriculum vitae attachment
  • (Maximum two pages, single-spaced, Times New Roman 12)

For additional information and to apply, go to the NCOLCTL Graduate Student Research Support Grants – Submission Form.