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.

The fund is 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.

A next round of funding is being considered for 2024-2025. 

In the previous round of funding (2022-2023), a total of 12 applications were received and funding was provided to the following five projects:

  • Gonzalo Pérez Andrade (London Metropolitan University), Hannah King (London Metropolitan University & Birkbeck, University of London) & Soofia Amin (Kensington Primary School): Promoting multilingualism at school: How researcher and practitioner collaboration can support and inform the educator-student-community triad (awarded £2,984)
  • Ian Cushing (Edge Hill University) & Dan Clayton (English and Media Centre): Challenging language discrimination in schools: toward a typology of teacher-led resistance (awarded £1,855)
  • Natalie Braber (Nottingham Trent University) & John Bellamy (Manchester Metropolitan University): Ground-breaking language: the linguistic practices of mining communities as cultural heritage (awarded £2,963.71)
  • Becky Muradás-Taylor (York St John University): OurLOTE-York: Celebrating languages other than English used in the City of York (awarded £3,000)
  • Frank Monaghan, Philip Seargeant & Korina Giaxoglou (The Open University): Bearing witness to the Black presence in the linguistic landscape: Nubian Jak Community Trust blue and black plaques as sites for active citizenship (awarded £2,974)

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)