Language Learning

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General Editor: Nick C. Ellis / Journal Editor: Pavel Trofimovich / Associate Journal Editor: Steven J. Ross / Associate Journal Editor: Kara Morgan-Short / Associate Journal Editor: Emma Marsden / Monograph Series Editor: Mary J. Schleppegrell and Marianne Gulberg / LL Cognitive Neuroscience Series Editor: Núria Sebastián-Gallés / Executive Director: Scott Jarvis / Associate Executive Director: Alister Cumming

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 10/179 (Linguistics); 25/230 (Education & Educational Research)

Online ISSN: 1467-9922

Grant Programs


Details, recipients, deadlines, and application procedures for these grants are published in the journal annually in each September issue. Applications should be made to the Executive Director, Scott Jarvis, jarvis@ohio.edu.

The Language Learning Dissertation Grant Program

The Language Learning Dissertation Grant Program supports the dissertation research of doctoral candidates in the language sciences. The grant is designed to cover actual expenses—up to $2,000 per grant, connected with the research component of the dissertation (e.g., travel for data collection, essential equipment, compensation for participants, materials)—that have not yet been spent prior to the date of the application. Applicants should be at the level of "advanced candidacy" (i.e., have completed required courses and comprehensive exams), and their dissertation proposal should have been approved by the relevant departmental authorities at their institutions. Language Learning awards up to 20 Dissertation Grants per calendar year.


The Language Learning Roundtable Conference Program

This program provides up to $10,000 as support funding for small roundtable conferences, worldwide, organized around a topic of significant current interest and resulting in a position or “state of the art” paper worthy of publication in an appropriate forum. The Board of Directors is especially eager to sponsor symposia, colloquia, and similar events where a small group of senior investigators are invited to gather for a day or two to speak to a regional, national, or international audience on a set of narrowly related topics that are currently central to their field, and where the content of the event is likely to bring about a substantial, positive impact on the field’s immediate future. In 2015 and 2016, Language Learning has sponsored roundtables at the AAAL and EuroSLA conferences, a workshop on second language processing convened as part of the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Learning series, a Language Learning Currents Symposium, and a symposium on the role of technology in pronunciation teaching and research. Language Learning sponsors up to four Roundtables per calendar year.

The Language Learning Scholar-in-Residence Program

This program is designed to enable university departments worldwide, representing the broadly defined area of applied linguistics, to host a scholar of their choosing for a week on their campus. The SiR Fellow for 2016 was Professor Okim Kang, Northern Arizona University, who visited Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea. Language Learning is able to sponsor one SiR Fellow per calendar year.

The Language Learning Early Career Research Grant Program

This program replaces the Language Learning Small Grants Research Program, and provides research support of up to $10,000, in direct costs only, for early-career researchers engaged in new research projects relevant to the language sciences. Each funded project will have only one principal investigator and no co-investigators, but student research assistants are permitted and even encouraged. Consultants are also allowed where the need is justified. The principal investigator must have completed his or her doctoral degree within the last six years (i.e., in the year 2011 or later for grants awarded in 2017). Applications may be submitted by any academic institution worldwide, and will be peer reviewed for scientific and technical merit. Language Learning awards up to seven Early Career Research Grants per calendar year.

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