AILA offers a limited number of Solidarity Awards to scholars in Applied Linguistics who might be unable to participate in the World Congress without financial support. AILA wishes to extend participation in applied linguistics across geographical areas not currently well represented in our association. The selection criteria for granting Solidarity Awards are academic merit or promise, together with a financially disadvantaged situation, and acceptance of an abstract for presentation by the Congress organizers.

In applying for a Solidarity Award, individuals, AILA Scientific Commissions, or AILA affiliates applying on behalf of an individual must send all the following documents.

  1. A one-page letter of application giving the reason for the applicant to participate, the reasons why participation without the award might be impossible, and how the applicant intends to make use of the congress participation afterwards
  2. A projected budget for the expenses
  3. A written CV from the applicant, showing evidence of academic excellence and/or promise
  4. A letter of support from an AILA affiliate association, an AILA Scientific Commission, or a senior academic who is acquainted with the candidate’s work
  5. A copy of the abstract submitted to AILA 2005 or evidence of a firm invitation to take part in a symposium or Scientific Commission session at AILA 2005

Successful applicants must provide a one-page report to the Chair of the Solidarity Committee within a month of the Congress; the reports will be published in the AILA News. Applications should be sent to the Chair of the Solidarity Committee:

Professor Merrill Swain
252 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S IV6

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2004. Applications will be considered by the Solidarity Committee and the awards will be announced December 31, 2004.


This page was updated on January 25, 2005.


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