AAAL Graduate Student Travel Grant

Helena Halmari hhalmari at UFL.EDU
Fri Nov 22 20:46:55 UTC 2002


THIS IS A REMINDER OF THE APPROACHING DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:

2003 AAAL GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS

Purpose
To help support travel (and some expenses) of 4 graduate student members of the American Association for Applied Linguistics to the 2003 annual meeting in Arlington, Virginia.

Eligibility
Applicants must be current members of AAAL (at time of application) who are in a university Master's or Ph.D. program in applied linguistics or a related field.

Amount
A maximum of 4 awards will be given: $800.00 each for up to two Ph.D. student awards and $600.00 each for up to two Master's student awards. In addition, the awards include the waiving of conference registration fees.

Application Procedure
1. Send five copies of a letter of introduction to Professor    Helena Halmari. The contents of the letter must state*:
(a) institution and program of study
(b) current contribution to the field of applied linguistics
(c) career plans after completion of degree program
(d) current financial situation, including your university's
     contribution to conference travel
(e) how conference attendance will benefit you and others
(f) a biographical statement of no longer than 50 words,  
     suitable for publication 
(g) contact information (address, telephone, fax, and e-mail)

2. Send a sealed letter of recommendation (do not send via fax!) from a professor in your graduate program who is familiar with your work. The letter should state your professor's estimation of:
(a) your academic work and promise in the field of applied  
     linguistics
(b) personal attributes relevant to a career in applied 
      linguistics
(c) your level of need for financial assistance as provided for 
     by this grant
*Each of the categories listed must be addressed for your application to receive full consideration.

Deadline for receipt of application is December 3, 2002.

Send all materials to:
2003 AAAL Graduate Student Travel Grant
Helena Halmari
Program in Linguistics
P.O. Box 115454 (Turlington Hall 4127)
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-5454

If you have further questions, please contact:
Helena Halmari
Email: hhalmari at ufl.edu
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