LINGUIST List 32.467

Mon Feb 08 2021

FYI: The Duolingo Dissertation Grants in Language Learning with Technology

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>



Date: 05-Feb-2021
From: Emily Moline <researchgrantsduolingo.com>
Subject: The Duolingo Dissertation Grants in Language Learning with Technology
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The Duolingo Dissertation Grant Program supports dissertation research by doctoral candidates specializing in second or foreign language learning with technology. Applicants should be at the level of advanced candidacy and their dissertation proposals should have been approved by the relevant departmental authorities at their institutions on or before May 31st, 2021. Duolingo will award up to 5 dissertation grants each year in the amount of US$5,000 per grant. The grant program is open to doctoral candidates in the United States for research into the learning of any language with technology.

Materials to submit
- A summary of the dissertation research looking into a topic in the field of language learning with technology (no more than three single-spaced pages, including references and appendices). The summary must include an introduction to the topic, a brief literature review, research questions, research methodology, and implications of the potential findings.
- An official letter of support from the applicant's research supervisor confirming the approval of the research proposal by a faculty committee at their institution and the high likelihood of successful completion of the project. A detailed letter of recommendation is not required.

How to apply
- Applicants: Email your application as a PDF attachment to researchgrantsduolingo.com with the subject line “[your last name] Dissertation Grant Application.”
- Supervisors: Email your letter of recommendation as an attachment to
researchgrantsduolingo.com with the subject line “[applicant’s last name] Dissertation Grant Recommendation.” The letter of recommendation must come directly from the supervisor.

Timeline
Applications should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT, May 31, 2021. Notifications will be sent out by August 31, 2021.

Grant recipients are required to submit a one-page summary of their dissertation research within three months of completion. The summary should be written for a general audience. They will also be invited to present their research at Duolingo (potentially virtually).

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics


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