Dr. David Nunan
David Nunan, the world's leading textbook author with textbook sales exceeding 2.5 billion texts has established a travel award to help linguistic graduates worldwide get started in their careers. Dr. David C. Nunan, who is Anaheim University's Vice-President of Academic Affairs, founding Dean of the Graduate School of Education, and the linguist whose name is affixed to Anaheim University's David Nunan TESOL Institute, created the travel award in 2009 to help support travel and expenses for doctoral students and recent doctoral graduates to present at international conferences. The inaugural recipient of the award was Dr. Citing Li, Assistant Professor at Shanghai Foreign Studies University, who used the award to present a paper at the 2010 American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Each year two awards will be given, each to a maximum value of US$800.00. Applicants must be in a university doctoral program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) / Applied Linguistics or a related field, or be early career researchers, who have graduated within the last three years. Applicants must have had a refereed paper accepted for a 2011 international conference presentation. Awardees will also be required to acknowledge the source of their travel award at the beginning of their presentation.
Dr. David Nunan is a world-renowned linguist and best-selling author of English Language Teaching textbooks for such publishers as Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Cengage Learning. In 2000, David Nunan served as President of TESOL, the world's largest language teaching association, and in 2002 Dr. Nunan received a congressional citation from the United States House of Representatives for his services to English language education through his pioneering work in online education at Anaheim University. Business Review Weekly ranked him the 7th most influential Australian in Asia in 2003, and in 2005 he was named one of the top "50 Australians who Matter".
Anaheim University, who pioneered online education in the mid-nineties, offers an online Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages taught live in real time by a number of the world's most renowned linguists. Anaheim University also offers an online TESOL certification program as well as an online certification program in Teaching English to Young Learners.
David Nunan TESOL Institute Travel Award
Applications are now open for the Anaheim University David Nunan TESOL Institute Travel Award for 2013.
The travel award was established in 2009 to help support travel and expenses for doctoral students and recent doctoral graduates. In inaugural recipient of the award was Dr. Citing Li, Assistant Professor at Shanghai Foreign Studies University, who used the award to present a paper at the 2010 AAAL Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Eligibility: Students who, at the time of application, are in a university doctoral program in TESOL / Applied Linguistics or a related field, and early career researchers (who have graduated within the last three years), and who have had a refereed paper accepted for presentation at a 2011 international conference.
Amount: Two awards will be given, each to a maximum value of USD800.00. At the conclusion of the conference awardees will be required to submit a copy of their paper along with a brief (1,000 word) report on their experiences of presenting at the conference (i.e. this might include tips to future awardees, the benefits of attending the conference, and the kinds of feedback that resulted from presenting at the conference etc.). The paper and the report, along with the awardee's bio-statement and photograph will be posted on the Institute's website.
Application procedure Applicants should submit a resume, a covering letter and a supporting statement, either from a supervisor/advisor or reporting officer as well as evidence of paper acceptance. The application should be submitted to:
The Administrative Officer
David Nunan TESOL Institute
Office of Admissions Room 110
1240 South State College Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92806
Deadline for the receipt of applications for the 2013 Award is October 21, 2012.
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