NFMLTA/MLJ Dissertation Support Grants


Application deadline: September 15, 2017; notification of awards: November 1, 2017


Instituted in 2013 by the NFMLTA and the MLJ, this award helps support graduate students in the fields of applied linguistics and language education at the dissertation writing stage. These grants can provide resources at any stage of dissertation writing, e.g., data gathering, data transcription, data analysis, or write-up of the findings.


For 2017, seven awards in the amount of $2,500 each will be made.


Applications should be submitted electronically as PDF attachments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



·      By the application deadline, applicants must have completed 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 United States; 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, use of funding (maximum two pages, single spaced, Times New Roman 12)


Previous NFMLTA-MLJ Dissertation Support Grant Recipients



Laura Hamman, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

Hyung-Jo Yoon, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Ju Seong Lee, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign