LINGUIST List 8.461

Sat Apr 5 1997

FYI: Fulbright grants, AAAL scholarship

Editor for this issue: Susan Robinson <>


  1. cies1, USIA Fulbright Senior Scholar Program
  2. Alan Juffs, AAAL Award for the LSA Summer Institute

Message 1: USIA Fulbright Senior Scholar Program

Date: Wed, 2 Apr 1997 10:01:14 -0500
From: cies1 <>
Subject: USIA Fulbright Senior Scholar Program


Reminder: August 1 Deadline Approaching for the 1998-99

Visit the Web Site:

Program information and the listing of 1998-99 opportunities
can be accessed via the Fulbright Scholar Program Web site at


Below is a brief description of Fulbright grants for U.S.
citizens to engage in lecturing and advanced research
worldwide. These grants are excellent professional
development opportunities and provide funding to pursue
professional interests abroad.



Over 700 awards for college and university faculty and
nonacademic professionals to lecture or pursue advanced
research and/or related professional activity abroad. For
U.S. candidates, grants are available in over 120 countries.

Application Deadline:

U.S. candidates have an August 1 deadline for lecturing or
research awards. Non-U.S. candidates apply in their home
country for awards to come to the United States.

Areas of Interest:

Opportunities exist in every area of the social sciences, arts
and humanities, sciences, and many professional fields.
Fulbright-supported activities include undergraduate and
graduate teaching, individual advanced research, joint
research collaboration, and more.

Basic Eligibility Requirements:

Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree at the time
of application and U.S. citizenship (permanent residency is
not sufficient).

For professionals and artists outside academe, recognized
professional standing comparable to that associated with the
doctorate in higher education is required, unless otherwise
noted in the individual award description.
College or university teaching experience is expected at the
level and in the field of the advertised assignment or
proposed lecturing activity for lecturing and combined
lecturing/research awards.

Grant Duration:

Awards range in duration from two months to twelve months.
Most lecturing assignments are for an academic term/semester
or a full academic year.


Foreign language proficiency may be expected as specified in
the award description or as required for the completion of the
proposed lecturing or research project.

The majority of teaching assignments are in English. The major
exceptions are Central and South America, where Spanish is
usually required, and francophone Africa, where one is
expected to be fluent in French.


U.S. candidates may view detailed descriptions of award
opportunities and request application materials via the
Fulbright Scholar Program Web site:

Requests for hard copy of the awards booklet and application
forms can be made by

 (Requests for mailing of materials only!)

 Telephone: 202/686-7877

 U.S. mail: USIA Fulbright Senior Scholar Program
 Council for International Exchange of Scholars
 3007 Tilden St., NW, Suite 5M
 Washington, DC 20008-3009

Non-U.S. candidates must contact the Fulbright commission or
U.S. embassy in their home country to apply for grants in the
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Message 2: AAAL Award for the LSA Summer Institute

Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 09:40:09 -0500 (EST)
From: Alan Juffs <>
Subject: AAAL Award for the LSA Summer Institute




AAAL is pleased to announce that an award is available for a student
enrolled in a graduate program leading to a degree in any area of
Applied Linguistics who will be taking courses at the LSA Summer
Institute from June 23 - August 1st 1997 at Cornell University.

The award is intended to aid a graduate student member of AAAL to take
part in the summer institute where several applied linguistics courses
are being offered. The award will provide the student with financial
assistance for travel and living expenses while at the institute. A
list of courses being offered at the institute may be obtained via the
Web:, or by writing to the
Linguistic Institute, Dept. of Linguistics, Morrill Hall, Cornell
University,Ithaca, NY 14853-4701. The deadline for registering for
courses is April 15th 1997 or May 15th 1997 if a late fee is paid.

The amount of the Award will be no less than $700. [AAAL will announce
the exact amount after 15th April 1997.] Students who are interested
in being considered for this award should follow the guidelines set
out below.

Selection Criteria: 

1. Membership of AAAL.

2. Attendance and registration at the LSA Summer Institute.

3. Present scholarship and future promise.

4. Involvement in Applied Linguistics and commitment to the field.
Application Procedure:

For full consideration students should submit the following documents
by May 15th 1997. The documents must arrive in the AAAL office by this
date. (That is not be post-marked May 15th 1997.)

1. A statement of why he/she will benefit from attendance 
at the LSA Institute. The candidate may also wish to submit a current CV.

2. The most recent transcript from his/her home institution.

3. TWO letters of recommendation from professors familiar with his/her work.

 	Applications should be addressed to: 
	LSA Summer Institute AAAL Scholarship Committee
	c/o AAAL Business Office
	PO Box 21686
	Eagan, MN 55121-0686

Any questions about this award may be addressed to the 
Co-chair of the Awards Committee: 
Alan Juffs, 2816 CL, Dept. of Linguistics, 
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
e-mail: 	Tel: (412) 624 3750
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