Applying Linguistics Fund

The BAAL Applying Linguistics Fund supports members by offering up to £15,000 to carry out innovative activities which link research and impact/public engagement with the field of Applied Linguistics.

Applications are invited from any members of BAAL. In the case of joint applications, the lead applicant must be a member of BAAL. Funded activities can take place in the UK or overseas, from 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2023.

The fund will be available for a single activity or a series of connected activities that bring BAAL members (including students) together with research users (e.g. policy makers, teachers, companies, lawyers, police, community groups, health workers, charities) in innovative ways.

In line with BAAL’s commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we particularly welcome applications for this round of funding for projects related to one or more of the following themes: minority languages, sign languages, multilingualism, discrimination, language rights, and linguistic citizenship.

In the previous round of funding, a total of 22 applications were received and funding was provided to the following three projects: 

  • Victoria Murphy, Hamish Chalmers and Faidra Faitaki, University of Oxford: Setting Research Priorities for English as an Additional Language. Awarded £3,870.25
  • Christopher J Hall, Alice Gruber and Yuan Qian, York St John University: Modelling plurilithic orientations to English with trainee teachers: A comparative international study. Awarded £950.00
  • Christopher Anderson, Clare Hollister and Eli Thompson, Canterbury Christ Church University: ‘This is Margate’: Community engagement & collaboration on discourses of regional identity and gentrification project. The discursive construction of identity in East Kent Costal town. Awarded £4,694.00

Further examples of successful applications from previous rounds are available by following the link below to ‘past awardees’.

Please click here for information on eligibility and how to apply.

Past awardees

An interview with Guy Cook, Instigator of the scheme

British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL)