LINGUIST List 32.468

Mon Feb 08 2021

FYI: The Duolingo Grants for Master's Theses 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 Grants for Master's Theses in Language Learning with Technology
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The Duolingo Grant Program supports master's thesis research in second or foreign language learning with technology. Applicants should be completing research for a master's degree, and their thesis research proposals should have been approved by the relevant departmental authorities at their institutions on or before May 31, 2021. The project must be a thesis of original research or equivalent. Duolingo will award up to 5 master's thesis grants each year in the amount of US$1,000 per grant. The grant program is open to master's candidates in the United States for research into the learning of any language with technology.

Materials to submit
- A summary of the master's thesis research looking into a topic in the field of language learning with technology (no more than two 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] Master’s Grant Application.”
- Supervisors: Email your letter of recommendation as a PDF attachment to researchgrantsduolingo.com with the subject line “[applicant’s last name] Master’s 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 master's research within three months of completion. The summary should be written for a general audience.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics


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