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FYI: Founders' Emergent Scholars Award 2013


Author: Elizabeth Miller

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: This award is intended to promote critical language scholarship and to
recognize and advance the academic work of emergent scholars who
have completed their doctoral dissertations within the past three years.
It honors the efforts of the founding members of the International
Society for Language Studies (ISLS) who established the first
international society dedicated to critical scholarship in language
studies (www.isls.co). The award is granted once a year.

The award includes an opportunity for awardees to publish an article in
the society’s journal, Critical Inquiry in Language Studies (CILS), or in
their Readings in Language Studies book series. Awardees will be
recognized at the society’s biennual conference and will receive travel
stipends to cover a portion of their travel expenses. Applicants must be
members of ISLS at the time they submit their application.

The application for the Founders’ Emergent Scholars Award is due
November 30, 2012.

Please see
http://languagefoundation.org/Scholarships_%26_Grants.html
for complete information on the application process.

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