SSTESOL Research Grant

SSTESOL Research Award

Purpose: To support graduate studies in the field of TESOL, Bilingual Education, or related fields.

Who’s Eligible: All current Sunshine State TESOL members who are enrolled in a TESOL, TEFL, Linguistics, or related graduate program at an accredited institution in the state of FL and who are currently completing a master’s or doctoral thesis or a substantial research paper relevant to the fields of ESL, EFL, Applied linguistics, or a related field.

Award: One award of $500.

Guidelines & Criteria: Applications are evaluated in terms of (a) reasons for pursuing graduate studies in the field, (b) stage of program completion and (c) financial need. Preference is given to students who are within one year of program completion.

To Apply: Submit the following online at a) a two-page (maximum) letter of application including, an explanation of your reasons for pursuing graduate studies in ESL/EFL/applied linguistics or a related field, expected completion date, and a statement from your academic supervisor/advisor/dissertation chair/faculty member confirming that you will complete your program within one year; and b) a current curriculum vitae and 50-word bio-data summary.

Follow up: Awardees will be expected to submit a blog post or brief essay outlining what you hope to do upon completion of graduate studies within one year of receiving the award.

Click here to submit your application letter and required attachments! or email them to

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