Student Grants

Travel grant to present at the American Association for Applied Linguistics conference
Sponsors: Various (specific sponsor of student’s grant in parentheses below)
Award Amount: Travel stipend ($800 or another amount) plus registration fee waiver
Website: https://www.aaal.org/graduate-student-award

–2019: Jongbong Lee (Multilingual Matters Award); Faculty sponsor: Charlene Polio
–2018: Jeffrey Scott Maloney (AAAL); Faculty sponsor: Shawn Loewen
–2017: Jungmin Lim (ETS Award); Faculty sponsor: Charlene Polio
–2009: Luke Plonsky (Multlingual Mattes Award); Faculty sponsor: Susan Gass
–2007: Angelika Kraemer (AAAL): Faculty sponsor: Senta Goertler

Funder: TESOL International
Detail: Travel funding to present at the TESOL International convention
2015: Laura Ballard, TESOL Toronto. Faculty sponsor: Paula Winke 
Website: https://www.tesol.org/enhance-your-career/tesol-awards-honors-grants/convention-travel-grants-scholarships/the-albert-h-marckwardt-travel-grants

Funder: U.S. Department of Education
Administrator: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Award amount: Approximately $18,000 for academic year; $5,000 for summer

–2018: Daniel Isbell, Summer Fellowship to study Korean in South Korea
–2006: Amy Thompson, Summer Fellowship to study Portuguese in Brazil
–2005-2006: Amy Thompson, Academic Year Fellowship to study Portuguese in Brazil

Funder: U.S. Department of Education
Administrator: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Award amount: Approximately $18,000 for academic year

–2018-2019: Daniel Isbell, Academic Year Fellowship for dissertation research in South Korea 

Funder: GorillaTM
Award Amount: 500 tokens
Awardee: Bronson Hui
Year of Award: 2020
Project title: Psycholinguistic measures of lexical knowledge
Website: https://gorilla.sc/grants/opencall2020

Funder: Language Learning Research Club
Award Amount: $2,000 each
Awardees:

–2020, Xiaowan Zhang; Faculty sponsor: Paula Winke. Project Title: Time to English Proficiency in Children Learning English and Factors that Affect the Time
–2020, Bronson Hui; Faculty sponsor: Aline Godfroid. Project title: Examining explicit and implicit word knowledge
–2020, Matt Kessler; Faculty sponsor: Charlene Polio.  Project title:  A longitudinal study of L2 English writers’ metacognitive genre development 
2020, Dmitrii Pastushenkov; Faculty sponsor: Shawn Loewen. Project title: The Interplay of Aptitude, Working Memory, Motivation, and Exposure in Russian Second Language Acquisition: A Compensatory Approach
2020, Mashael AlGana; Faculty sponsor: Debra Hardison. Project title: L2 English Listeners’ Comprehension: An Examination of the Effects of Visual Cues and Strength of Nonnative Accented Speech
–2018, Xuehong (Stella) He; Faculty sponsor: Shawn Loewen. Project title: Working Memory, Presentation Formats, and Attention: An Eye-tracking Study on Learning L2 Chinese Characters in a Computer-Assisted Self-Study Environment
–2017, Shinhye Lee: Faculty sponsor: Paula Winke. Project title: Pre-task planning time on test takers’ oral performance in the context of a standardized speaking test
–2016, Ina Choi; Faculty sponsor: Aline Godfroid. Project title: The processing of incidental and intentional L2 vocabulary learning
–2015, Virginia David; Faculty sponsor: Paula Winke. Project title: Impromptu Timed-Writing and Process-Based Timed Writing Exams: Comparing Students’ Performance and Investigating Students’ and Raters’ Perceptions
–2015, Le Anne Spino; Faculty sponsor: Bill VanPatten. Project title: Grammatical Gender Agreement in L2 Spanish: The Role of Agreement Complexity
–2014, Dominik Wolff; Faculty sponsor: Paula Winke. Project title: Influence of Speaker Status on Teacher Development in First-Year MA TESOL Students
–2014, Kelly Chen; Faculty sponsor: Patti Spinner. Project title: Second Language Perception and Production of English Regular Past Tense: The Role of L1 Transfer and Phonological Effects
–2014, Jimin Kahng; Faculty sponsor: Debra Hardison. Project title: Exploring the Production and Perception of Second Language Fluency: Utterance, Cognitive, and Perceived Fluency
–2013, Solène Inceoglu; Faculty sponsor: Debra Hardison. Project title: The effect of multimodal training on the perception and production of French nasal vowels by American English learners of French
–2012, Hyojung Lim; Faculty sponsor: Paula Winke. Project title: Investigating the Cognitive Validity of a L2 Reading Test: An Eye-tracking Study 
–2012, Kimi Natsukasa; Faculty sponsor: Susan Gass. Project title: Efficacy of Corrective Feedback and Gestures on the Acquisition of L2 Grammar
Website: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1467-9922/homepage/grant_programs.htm

Funder: English Language Institute, University of Michigan
Award Amount: $4,000
Awardee and Faculty Sponsor: 
2010, Ching-Ni Hsieh; Faculty: Paula Winke. Project title: Rater effects in ITA testing: ESL teachers’ versus American undergraduates’ judgments of accentedness, comprehensibility, and oral proficiency
Grant Report: http://www.cambridgemichigan.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Spaan_V9_FULL.pdf

Funder: The National Science Foundation
Award Amount: $18,188
Awardee and Faculty Sponsor: 
–2020, Kathy MinHye; Faculty: Aline Godfroid. Project title: Exploring the interface of implicit and explicit second-language knowledge: A longitudinal perspective

Funder: The National Science Foundation
Award Amount: $15,000
Awardee and Faculty Sponsor: 
–2014, Jens Schmidtke; Faculty: Aline Godfroid. Project title: Speech perception in bilingual and monolingual speakers under normal and adverse listening conditions
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505033&org=SBE&from=home

Funder: The National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (NFMLTA)
Award Amount: $2,500
Awardee and Faculty Sponsor: 

  • 2020, Dmitrii Pastushenkov; Faculty: Shawn Loewen. Project title: The Interplay of Aptitude, Working Memory, Motivation, and Exposure in Russian Second Language Acquisition: A Compensatory Approach
  • 2020, Magdalyne Akiding; Faculty: Paula Winke. Project title: An investigation of motivational strategy use by instructors of African languages in the United States
  • 2019, Jungmin Lim; Faculty: Charlene Polio. Project title: Language in multimodal writing processes and performance: developing language in multimodal writing tasks for L2 learners
  • 2016, Hyung-Jo Yoon; Faculty: Charlene Polio. Project title: The effects of writing task directions on the quality of English-language learners’ essay production
  • 2017, Shinhye Lee; Faculty: Paula Winke. Project title: How planning time influences performance on different tasks in language assessment
  • 2017, Magda Tigchelaar; Faculty: Charlene Polio and Paula Winke. Project title: Using the ACTFL Can-Do Statements for Estimations of Foreign Language Proficiency

Website: http://nfmlta.org/initiatives-n-awards/awards

Funder: The International Research Foundation
Award Amount: $5,000
Awardee and Faculty Sponsor:

  • 2016: Laura Ballard: Faculty: Paula Winke. Project title: The Effects of Primacy on Rater Cognition: An Eye-tracking Study — Awarded with Cambridge English Assessments.
  • 2016: Hyung-Jo Yoon: Faculty: Charlene Polio. Project title: “Investigating the interactions among genre, task complexity, and proficiency in L2 writing: A comprehensive text analysis and study of learner perceptions
  • 2012, Hyojung Lim; Faculty: Paula Winke. Project title: Exploring the validity of evidence of the TOEFL IBT Reading Test from a cognitive perspective
  • 2010, Ching-Ni Hsieh; Faculty: Paula Winke. Project title: ESL teachers’ versus American undergraduates’ judgments of oral proficiency, accentedness, and comprehensibility — Also won the Russell N. Campbell Award for the highest rated proposal of 2010.

Website: http://www.tirfonline.org/research-grants/doctoral-dissertation-grants/

Funder: Educational Testing Services for dissertation research
Website: https://www.ets.org/toefl/grants/doctoral_research_grant_second_language

2016 Awardee: Laura Ballard, Project Title: The Effects of Primacy on Rater Behavior: An Eye-movement Study
Award Amount: $2,000, Faculty sponsor: Susan Gass and Paula Winke
2017 Awardee: Shinhye Lee, Project Title: Effective Planning in Real-Time Speaking Test Tasks 
Award Amount: $2,000, Faculty sponsor: Paula Winke

Funder: Educational Testing Service
Specific Project Title: How Young Children Respond to Online Reading and Speaking Test Tasks: The Computerization of TOEFL Primary Reading and Speaking Tasks (ETS01-0000073698)
Award Amount: $5,000
Project Period: 9/1/2014 – 7/31/2015
Awardees: Laura Ballard & Shinhye Lee; Faculty sponsor: Paula Winke
Website: https://www.ets.org/toefl/grants/young_students_small_research_grants/

Funder: Educational Testing Service 
Specific Project Title: Validating Young Learners’ Cognitive Process in Speaking Assessment: Looking at Different Effects between Independent and Integrated Task Types (ETS01-0000098837)
Award amount: $5,000
Project Period: 4/1/2019- 6/30/2020 
Awardee: Jin Soo Choi; Faculty sponsor: Shawn Loewen
Website: https://www.ets.org/toefl/grants/young_students_small_research_grants/

Funder: Educational Testing Service 
Specific Project Title: Reading aloud questions to young learners (ETS01-0000098837)
Award amount: $3,624
Project Period: 3/1/2019-6/30/2019
Awardee: Bronson Hui; Faculty sponsor: Aline Godfroid
Website: https://www.ets.org/toefl/grants/young_students_small_research_grants/

Joint Student/Faculty Grants

Funder: British Council
Specific Project Title: The effects of testwiseness and test-taking anxiety on L2 listening test performance: A visual (eye-tracking) and attentional investigation
Award Amount: $36,000
PIs: Paula Winke & Hyojung Lim
Project Period: 8/1/2012 – 12/31/2013
Grant Report: https://www.ielts.org/pdf/Winke%20and%20Lim.pdf

Funder: Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments (CaMLA), Ann Arbor, MI
Project Title: A Validation Study of the Reading Section of Young Learners Tests of English (YLTE) 
Award Amount: $1,600
PIs: Paula Winke, Shinhye Lee, Irene Jieun Ahn, Ina Choi, Yaqiong Cui, Hyung-Jo Yoon
Project Period: 1/1/2013 – 7/31/2014
Grant Report: http://www.cambridgemichigan.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/CWP-2015-03.pdf

Faculty Grants

Funder: Funder: U.S. Department of Education
Administrator: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington DC
Award Amount: $45,245
PI: Susan Gass
Project title: Multimedia Rater Training Program for Modern Standard Arabic (PO 001315)
Project Period: 12/10/2010 – 8/31/2012
Project Website: http://www.cal.org/what-we-do/projects/multimedia-rater-training-program-for-modern-standard-arabic-mrtp-msa

Funder: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), through The Institute of International Education (IIE) 
Specific Project Information: Collaborations in Higher Education between Michigan State University and University of Duhok, Iraq
Award Amount (from the 2 awards combined): $65,224
PI: Susan Gass, David Prestel, Philip Strong, et al. 
Project Period: 10/10/2011 – 7/31/2013
Website: http://muses.cal.msu.edu/2014/articles/grant-supports-collaboration-with-iraqs-university-of-duhok

Funder: U.S. National Security Education Program (NSEP)
Administrator: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Website: https://www.thelanguageflagship.org/

Title: MSU Language Flagship Proficiency Initiative (2340-MSU-7-PI-093-PO1; renewed three times)
Total funding amount: $1,200,000.00
PIs: Paula Winke, Susan Gass; Co-PI’s: Angelika Kraemer, Jason Merrill, Charlene Polio, David Prestel, Daniel Reed, Bill VanPatten
Project Periods: 8/1/2014 – 7/31/2016; renewed 8/1/2016 – 7/31/2017; renewed 8/1/2017 – 7/31/2018
Website 1: http://www.cal.msu.edu/about/news/celta-receives-testing-proficiency-grant/
Website 2: http://celta.msu.edu/language-proficiency-flagship/

Title: Michigan State University Arabic Language Flagship (12 awards in total)
Total funding amount: (from the 10 Awards combined): $3,959,233.40
PI: Susan Gass; Co-PI, Margo Glew (co-PI on 1 of the 12)
Project Period: 12/8/2006 – 7/31/2015
Website: http://www.thelanguageflagship.org/

Award Amount: $10,000
Aline Godfroid, Project Title: Measuring implicit and explicit L2 knowledge: Synthesizing 12 years of research
Project period: April 2017-March 2018

Award Amount: $10,000
Aline Godfroid and Paula Winke. Project title: “One tool, many applications: Robust eye‐tracking research across SLA disciplines” held at the annual meeting of the Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) in Chicago, Illinois, March 24–27, 2018

Award Amount: $10,000
Peter De Costa (With Kathleen Bailey), Project Title: Intersecting identities and communicative practices: A connective ethnographic case study of undergraduate international students
Project Period: 05/01/2017-04/30/2018

PI: Shawn Loewen
Title: Learning Spanish with Babel
Award amount: $26,878
Project Duration: 11/28/2017-7/15/2019

-2017, Peter De Costa (with Joseph Cheatle, Steven Fraiberg & Sonja Wang); $30, 000; Project title: Neighborhood Writing Centers: Connecting to University-wide Services to Enhance the International Student Experience

Funder: Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, Michigan State University
–2018, Peter De Costa;  $4,906; Project title: Investigating World Englishes: Research Methodology and Practical Applications
–2015, Aline Godfroid; $20,191; Project title: Recording eye movements in second language research: A methodological guide
–2015, Bill VanPatten; $5,000; Project title: On the Interface between Word Order and Case Marking: A Study on the Acquisition of Latin as a Second Language
Website: https://vprgs.msu.edu/harp

Funder: Research Foundation Flanders
Project title: Bridging the gap: Linking noticing and the implicit acquisition of grammatical subregularities in L2 German
Award Amount: $326,000
PI: Alex Housen; Co-PI: Aline Godfroid
Project Period: 10/01/2015 – 09/30/2019
Grant Website: http://www.fwo.be/en/

Funder: Institute of International Education (IIE) 
Specific Project Information: Secondary school Arabic curriculum development
Award Amount: $89,565
PI: Susan Gass
Project Period: 3/1/2013 – 12/31/2013

Funder: Spencer Foundation
Specific Project Information: Secondary school Arabic curriculum development from the Research Institute for University of North-West Faculty
Award Amount: $149,447
PI: Susan Gass
Project Period: 1/1/2001 – 12/31/2002

Funder: National Security Agency (3 awards) & University of Maryland (2 awards) 
Specific Project Information: Teaching and learning Arabic; StarTalk Teacher Training Institute
Total Amount from the 5 Awards combined: $359,714.91
PI: Susan Gass 
Project Period: 12/8/2007 – 7/31/2012
Website: https://startalk.umd.edu/about

Funder: U.S. Department of Education Title VI, Institute of International Education (IIE) 
Specific Project Information: Funding of the Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR), a Language Resource Center, at Michigan State University
PIs (on various CLEAR awards): Susan Gass, Patricia Paulsell, Charlene Polio
Award Amount (thus far, Cycles 1-6): $6,154,344.00
Project Start Date: 8/16/1996
Center Website: http://clear.msu.edu/clear/

Funder: Educational Testing Service
Specific Project Title: The Relationship between Raters’ Prior Language Study and the Evaluation of Foreign Language Speech Samples
Award Amount: $85,720
PIs: Paula Winke & Susan Gass
Project Period: 2/23/2007 – 12/31/2009
Grant Report: http://www.ets.org/research/policy_research_reports/publications/report/2011/iwrg

Funder: U.S. Department of State
Administrator: American Councils for International Education, Mission to Kazakhstan
Award Amount: $39,600
PI: Douglas Hartman; Project Team Member, Peter De Costa
Project Period: 1/1/2020-9/30/2021
Title: Enhancing Teacher Preparation and Teaching Methodologies in Rural Kazakhstan — Next-Generation English-Language Teaching for STEM Teachers