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Fall 2023-Winter 2024 International Scholar Award Program

Call for Proposals: ARiEAL International Scholar Award Program

The Centre for Advanced Research in Experimental and Applied Linguistics (ARiEAL) at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, invites applications from highly qualified and outstanding international graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, early career and/or established researchers working in the field of cognitive science of language. The goal of this award is to provide support for international researchers and students whose research activities align with that at ARiEAL. While this opportunity is open to any international scholar, preference will be given to graduate students and early career researchers from underserved countries, especially to students and researchers from Brazil, Cuba, Ghana, Jamaica, and Nigeria, and war-zone countries.

ARiEAL will fund up to four international scholars to be in-residence at ARiEAL for up to 120 days in the Fall 2023/Winter 2024 terms (roughly between September 1 and April 30). The applicants may indicate the preferred dates of their stay. Each fellowship is valued at roughly $12,000CAD and includes airfare, lodging, some funding for meals, University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP), and other incidental fees. Research and research collaboration are key foci of this program and selected scholars are expected to contribute to our extensive research activities. Selected scholars will also have the chance to showcase their research at one of our workshops or speaker events and to attend classes.

ARiEAL is housed within the Faculty of Humanities at McMaster University. ARiEAL is a research centre that brings together a community of researchers ranging from undergraduate trainees to established scholars and enables the researchers to excel in their problem-driven language science research in fundamental, experimental, and applied linguistics. For more information on our researchers, research labs, and research areas, please visit our website.

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Submission Process and Required Documents

Application deadline: March 31, 2023, 4pm (EST)

Required Documents:
• Academic CV
• Cover letter
• One letter of recommendation
• Research proposal (1-page; singled spaced with 1-inch margins; Times New Roman Font size 12)

Please send all applications to and include “International Scholar Award Program” in the subject line. Selected applicants are expected to be contacted by April 15, 2023. Reviews are based on the academic standing of each applicant, their research profile, and how their research proposal aligns with the research conducted at ARiEAL. Identifying a potential ARiEAL researcher that best aligns with your research proposal is highly encouraged.

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