Applied linguists are often challenged by (1) the apparent lack of funding for research in our field, and (2) sometimes by the application process. While some universities do provide research funding, the application process is often highly competitive and there may be limitations as to how frequently one may apply.
The panelists in this session will discuss funding opportunities from non-university sources, including Educational Testing Service, TIRF, ACTFL/NFMLTA/MLJ, TESOL, and Cambridge English Language Assessment. They represent organizations which accept proposals for research projects, including dissertations. Presenters will outline the selection criteria/priorities for grants and discuss the characteristics of successful proposals.