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The Ariane Macalinga Borlongan Research Grant for Young Scholars of English Language

The research grant aims to inspire young Filipino scholars of English language and linguistics and to foster in them the culture of research, particularly the ability to attract external funding and the competence to write in reputable journals. Most importantly, this is to solicit trailblazing research from young scholars and to invest on them for more groundbreaking work for the future of English linguistics in the Philippines. The grant is valued at JPY40,000. Conditions of the Grant (1) The recipient must be a Filipino master’s or doctoral student 30 years or younger enrolled in a local university. (2) The topic must dwell on the theory and description of English. While applied theory may be considered, it must focus on sociolinguistics and historical linguistics. Psycholinguistic and pedagogic dissertations are not included. (3) Findings must be published in the Philippine Journal of Linguistics or an international, peer-reviewed, and abstracted journal. If the student does not publish within one year, s/he must return the amount awarded. S/he must acknowledge the award of the grant in the publication.


**The proposed project may be part of a much bigger project (e.g. master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation) and it may also be funded by other organizations. However, the applicant must indicate such in the application, or even if another funding is just being applied for.


***The grant is decided by Executive Board of the Linguistic Society of the Philippines. If no proposal is suitable, the Society may decide to defer to award the grant for the year in question.


Applications may be sent to: AND to The following information should be provided by the applicant:

  • A comprehensive description of the proposed research project.

    • Title

    • Brief Introduction

    • Background and statement of the problem (this in the light of a thorough literature review)

    • Research question or hypothesis, aim, and objectives

    • Study design (type of study)

    • Study population and sampling

    • Data collection methods and instruments

    • Data analysis methods – if applicable statistical planning must be fully addressed, or the candidate should provide evidence that statistics are not required.

    • Mechanisms to assure the quality of the study – e.g. control of bias, safe storage of data

    • Study period - Timetable for completion of the project

    • Participants in the study – all people involved in the study, and the role they play, should be identified.

    • Ethical considerations

      • Resources required for the study, including budget if applicable

      • References

      • Appendices (copy of questionnaire, consent forms, etc.)

  • Applicant’s contact information and curriculum vitae or bionote.

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