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.