There has been a considerable interest in the call for proposals, and a total of 25 applications were received, covering a wide range of activities engaging research users. 

We are pleased to announce the winners of Applying Linguistics Fund 2017/18 sponsored by BAAL. They are: 

·        Jackie Jia Lou, Susan Stewart and Jean-Marc Dewaele: Increasing the visibility of linguistic diversity in an international school: Children as co-researchers and co-designers of linguistic landscape. Awarded £3,000

·        Rodney Jones, Parvaneh Tavakoli, Sylvia Jaworska and Tony Capstick: Solving critical literacy problems in a multilingual prison: A community-based collaborative approach. Awarded £3,964.39

·        Florence Myles, Bernardette Holmes, Alison Porter, Angela Tellier and Victoria Murphy: Primary Languages Policy Implementation Strategy. Awarded £2999.50

All the projects are to be carried out between 1st August 2018 and 31 July 2019 and we are looking forward to hearing about their progress in due course.

BAAL EC would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners, and to thank all those who submitted applications to the call. We anticipate that the next call will be announced in late 2018.