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ALS Research Grants, Scholarships and Clyne Prize now available

The ALS is delighted to announce the 2021 Research Grants scheme, Gerhardt Laves Scholarship, Susan Kaldor Scholarship, Jalwang Scholarship, and Michael Clyne Prize. Applications for all schemes close on 5 May 2021.

At the 2015 AGM, ALS decided to establish a research grants scheme. The scheme offers grants of up to $5,000 for research in any area of linguistics.The ALS offers a range of schemes to support linguistics research, including research grants, scholarships and prizes, and conference attendance support.

The ALS research grants scheme offers grants of up to $5,000 for research in any area of linguistics, and funds approximately six projects per year. The Michael Clyne Prize (awarded jointly with the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia) is awarded for the best postgraduate research thesis in immigrant bilingualism and language contact. The Jalwang Scholarship supports linguists to give back to the community by converting some of their research into materials of benefit to the language community. The Gerhardt Laves Scholarship contributes to fieldwork expenses for postgraduate student researchers in Indigenous languages of Australia or its immediate region. The Susan Kaldor Scholarship supports ALS student members to attend an international summer school or institute. The Indigenous Conference Attendance Support scheme assists Indigenous linguists to attend the ALS annual conference. The Student Conference Attendance Support scheme assists ALS student members to attend the ALS conference.

Research Grants

The 2021 Research Grants grantees have now been announced. They are:

  • Hanna TORSH for 'Pride and shame ten years on: Revisiting linguistic identity and family language policy '
  • Yanping Li from Western Sydney University for 'Native English Speakers’ Learning of Mandarin Tones in Regionally-accented Mandarin Words'

The ALS research grants scheme offers grants of up to $5,000 for research in any area of linguistics.

The principal applicant must be a current financial member of ALS at the date of submission of the application. If the principal applicant is not a current financial member of ALS, the application will not be considered.

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