[Lgpolicy-list] [lg policy] Comparative and International Education Society Language Issues Dissertation Award

Anna Farrell farre223 at umn.edu
Fri Oct 17 17:50:05 UTC 2014

The Comparative International Education Society (CIES) Language Issues (LI)
Special Interest

Group (SIG) is pleased to announce its 2013-2015 Dissertation Award! The
award is open to

dissertations that focus on educational language issues, broadly defined,
in comparative and

international education. Dissertations will be reviewed based on the
following criteria:

1. The dissertation’s relevance to current thinking in the field

2. The degree of sophistication or innovation of the methodology used

3. The soundness of data collection and analysis

4. The dissertation’s social utility and/or its implication for policy

5. The degree to which the dissertation incorporates a comparative

Eligible dissertations must have been filed within the two-years prior to
the LI SIG award application

deadline of December 15, 2014. Students in Ed.D. or Ph.D. programs are
eligible and the applicant

and/or the Dissertation Chair must be a current CIES member. The winning
dissertation will receive

a monetary award and will be announced at the annual conference in
Washington D.C. in March

Applicants should submit the following four documents to be considered for
the award:

1. A detailed abstract of no more than five pages along with a
self-assessment indicating how

the dissertation meets the above five criteria; both should be
doubled-spaced with no author

identification (for blind review)

2. A title page (not counted within the page limit) with author’s name,
address, institutional

affiliation, telephone, e-mail address, and names of dissertation committee
chair(s) and

3. A reference page (not counted within the page limit) with only the
references cited in the

4. One letter from the Dissertation Chair recommending the dissertation for
this award (this

letter may be sent directly to the Committee at the e-mail address below).

After the initial round of consideration, the two highest rated candidates
will be asked to send the

Committee a file with their entire dissertation. Awardees will be
recognized formally at the LI SIG

business meeting at the CIES Conference in Washington D.C. on March 8-13,

Please submit the above documents electronically (as attachments in Word
compatible files) with the

key word “Dissertation Award Submission” in the subject line to:
cieslangsig at gmail.com by

December 15, 2014. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact
the Awards Committee at

the above e-mail address.

Anna M. Farrell
Institute of Linguistics

PhD Student
Comparative and International Development Education
330 Wulling Hall
86 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Cell: 612-599-4712
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