Student Grants

Funder: American Association for Applied Linguistics
Detail: Travel funding to present at the AAAL annual conference
Award Amount: $800 plus registration fee waiver
Awardee: Jungmin Lim, AAAL 2017
Faculty sponsor: Charlene Polio 
Website: http://www.aaal.org/?page=GSA

Award Amount: $10,000
Detail: Aline Godfroid and Paula Winke, Michigan State University, conveners, for “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

2017 Awardees: Peter De Costa, Project Title: Intersecting identities and communicative practices: A connective ethnographic case study of undergraduate international students
Aline Godfroid, Project Title: Measuring implicit and explicit L2 knowledge: Synthesizing 12 years of research

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: 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: 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 
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: 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: 

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

–2017, Shinhye Lee: Faculty sponsor: Paula Winke. Project title: Pre-task planning time on test takers’ oral performance in the context of a sandardized 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: 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

Joint Student/Faculty Grants

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

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

Faculty Grants

Funder: Language Learning
Award Amount: $10,000
PI:  Peter I. De Costa
Project Period: 05/01/2017-04/30/2018

Funder: Language Learning 
Award Amount: $10,000.00
PI: Aline Godfroid
Project period: April 2017-March 2018

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: National Security Education Program (NSEP) and the Institute of International Education (IIE) 
Award Amount: $782,778.01 (initial award); renewed for an additional 450K, then for an additional 250K 
PIs: Paula Winke, Susan Gass, 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/

Funder: Research Foundation Flanders
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: Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, Michigan State University
–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: The Institute of International Education (IIE) 
Award Amount (from the 10 Awards combined): $3,959,233.40
PI: Susan Gass (all 12 awards), Margo Glew (co-PI on 1 of the 12) 
Project Period: 12/8/2006 – 7/31/2015
Website: http://www.thelanguageflagship.org/

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: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington DC
Award Amount: $45,245
PI: Susan Gass
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: 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: 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: 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