Call for Applications: Duolingo Research Grants Program

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Monday, February 3, 2020 at 12:00 AM (EST) to Monday, June 1, 2020 at 1:00 AM (EDT)

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The Duolingo Research Grants in Language Learning with Technology: Call for Applications

 

The Duolingo Dissertation Grant in Language Learning with Technology

 

The Duolingo Dissertation Grant Program supports dissertation research by doctoral candidates specializing in second or foreign language learning with technology. Applicants should be at the level of advanced candidacy and their dissertation proposals should have been approved by the relevant departmental authorities at their institutions on or before May 30th, 2020. Duolingo will award up to 5 dissertation grants each year in the amount of US$5,000 per grant. The grant program is open to doctoral candidates in the United States for research into the learning of any language with technology.

Materials to submit

  • A summary of the dissertation research looking into a topic in the field of language learning with technology (no more than three single-spaced pages, including references). The summary must include an introduction to the topic, a brief literature review, research questions, research methodology, and implications of the potential findings.
  • An official letter of support from the applicant's research supervisor confirming the approval of the research proposal by a faculty committee at their institution and the high likelihood of successful completion of the project.

How to apply

  • Applicants: Email your application as an attachment to learning-sciences@duolingo.com with the subject line “[your last name] Dissertation Grant Application.”
  • Supervisors: Email your letter of recommendation as an attachment to learning-sciences@duolingo.com with the subject line “[applicant’s last name] Dissertation Grant Recommendation.” The letter of recommendation must come directly from the supervisor.

Timeline

Applications should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT, May 30. Notifications will be sent out by August 30.

 

Recipients are required to submit a one-page summary of their dissertation research within three months of completion. The summary should be written for a general audience. They will also be invited to present their research at Duolingo.

 

The Duolingo Grant for Master's Research in Language Learning with Technology

 

The Duolingo Grant Program supports master's thesis research in second or foreign language learning with technology. Applicants should be completing research for a master's degree, and their research proposals should have been approved by the relevant departmental authorities at their institutions on or before May 30th, 2020. Duolingo will award up to 5 master's grants each year in the amount of US$1,000 per grant. The grant program is open to master's candidates in the United States for research into the learning of any language with technology.

Materials to submit

  • A summary of the master's research looking into a topic in the field of language learning with technology (no more than two single-spaced pages, including references). The summary must include an introduction to the topic, a brief literature review, research questions, research methodology, and implications of the potential findings.
  • An official letter of support from the applicant's research supervisor confirming the approval of the research proposal by a faculty committee at their institution and the high likelihood of successful completion of the project.

How to apply

  • Applicants: Email your application as an attachment to learning-sciences@duolingo.com with the subject line “[your last name] Master’s Grant Application.”
  • Supervisors: Email your letter of recommendation as an attachment to learning-sciences@duolingo.com with the subject line “[applicant’s last name] Master’s Grant Recommendation.” The letter of recommendation must come directly from the supervisor.

Timeline

Applications should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT, May 30. Notifications will be sent out by August 30.

 

Recipients are required to submit a one-page summary of their master's research within three months of completion. The summary should be written for a general audience.