Programme Funding Call for 2024/2025
The European Second Language Association (EuroSLA) Workshop Grant Programme is intended to provide limited financial assistance to support workshop events (face to face, or online/hybrid) organised within Europe by association members in the field of second language research. The aim of the funding is to facilitate small-scale events that would not otherwise happen, rather than to subsidise conferences or symposia. The workshop event will specifically focus on an innovative theme in second language research, with a view to providing new perspectives on that thematic issue. The workshop event is envisaged as a crucial opportunity to facilitate interaction and future collaboration between participants on the topic who might otherwise not have the opportunity to engage in such collaborative dialogue.
The maximum amount of funding available in each year will be up to €1,000, based on competitive assessment of eligible applications received in advance of the deadline. The financial assistance received should be duly acknowledged at the workshop website and materials, as well as in any publications arising out of the event.
Following the event, the workshop organiser(s) will be required to submit a report which should include a summary of the event, including its outcomes and how the EuroSLA award was spent (template provided), to be notified to the AGM and posted on the EuroSLA website.
Payment will be made after the event on submission of the report.
The application form is available here. Applications should be made by the workshop organiser(s) and submitted by email in advance of the deadline of 31 March 2024 to Simone Pfenninger, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications should include a copy of the call for papers.
Applications will be restricted to EuroSLA members in good standing in the year in which the application is made in respect of a workshop to take place in Europe should take place in Europe prior to July 2025.
Previous recipients cannot apply in the two immediate rounds following the award of their grant. The event must include active participation by a number of researchers of international impact; one-off guest lectures, or events which are primarily lecture-style, or locally-focused, are excluded. Applications in support of workshops hosted by other learned associations are not eligible. Acknowledgement of the funding support received from EuroSLA must be made in the workshop materials, website and any resulting publications.
Late or incomplete applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Associations are not eligible. Acknowledgement of the funding support received from EuroSLA must be made in the workshop materials, website and any resulting publications. Late or incomplete applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Applications are restricted to the field of second language research, and should not be training-focused. Proposals will be assessed in relation to:
- the overall quality of the application
- the innovative nature of the workshop theme within contemporary second language research
- the extent of an international dimension
- opportunities to involve early-career researchers in planning and activities
- the potential for interaction by all participants in the event
- the extent to which planned outcomes of the event demonstrate potential for sustainability (ie to drive future research and/or impact based on the theme of the event, and to facilitate future collaboration between participants, preferably internationally)
- potential to lead to a publication arising from the event
- confirmation of Association membership in good standing of at least one of the organising team
Please contact: Simone Pfenninger