AALL has a project fund to which members may apply to fund activities that further the goals of AALL. Non-members can be involved in projects, but the principal applicant of a grant must be a member of AALL. Members may also apply for a Grant to travel to an interstate AALL event.
AALL members may consider applying for the John Grierson Grant or an AALL Grant for:
- Professional development projects - to pay for the development of web resources or for professional development workshops which benefit a significant number of ALL members, either through direct participation or indirectly through the dissemination of resources.
- Material resources development projects - to pay for the development of resources or publications to benefit AALL members.
- Research projects - to fund and/or co-fund institutional or cross-institutional projects related to the mission and goals of AALL.
- Visiting Fellowships - to pay for travel expenses to foster cross-institutional initiatives which may lead to outcomes which would benefit a substantial fraction of AALL members.
2013 grant applications-closing date March 11th - download the AALL 2013 Grant Application form.
AALL second round grant recipients 2012
AALL first round grant recipients 2012
AALL events grants and resource links 2011
Successful AALL Grants 2011
The following AALL grants applications have received funding:
1. Nicole Crawford (University of Tasmania), Lara McKenzie and Alison Jaquet (University of Western Australia) - E-learning in context: Examining inequality and difference in students' use of online learning technologies in a university-based outreach programme.
2. Tim Moore, Neomy Storch, Celia Thompson, Janne Morton (University of Melbourne); Andrew Johnson, Rosemary Clerehan (Monash University); Marianne Grey, Nancy Moncrieff (Swinburne University) Symposium and publication - Key thinkers, Key theories: the contribution of theory to ALL practice.
The total budget allocated this round was $8,000. The committee included Kate Chanock, Julianne East, Alex Barthel, David Rowland and Bronwyn James. Further details about these grants are available here (Grant 1; Grant 2).
The 2011 AALL grant information is now available. Criteria and application for AALL Grant (doc/162k).
Successful AALL Grants 2010
AALL grants are available to support projects or activities which further the mission and goals of the Association. In 2010, there were three rounds of AALL grants, with funds for the third round allocated from the 2010/11 financial year budget.
- The first grants committee consisted of Bronwyn James, president and convenor; Siri Barrett-Lennard, vice president; Julianne East, secretary; Annie Bartlett, ACT AALL representative and AALL web manager; and Kate Chanock, senior AALL advisor and executive committee member. Total budget allocated: $9,072.50.
- The second round of 2010 AALL grants focused on regional events. The grants were assessed by a committee that included Siri Barrett-Lennard, vice president and convenor; David Rowland, treasurer and journal co-editor; Julianne East, secretary; and Kate Chanock, senior advisor and journal co-editor. Total budget allocated: $5,819.
- The third round of 2010 AALL grants focused on a theme that linked ot one of the current national higher education agendas, related explicitly to government policies and initiatives, and brought together interested and key players. The applications were assessed by a committee consisting of Bronwyn James, president and convenor; David Rowland, treasurer and journal co-editor; Julianne East, secretary; and Kate Chanock, senior adviser and journal co-editor. Total budget allocated: $16, 205.
Successful applications: first round of 2010 AALL Grants Applications
Embedded Academic Language and Learning support via an e-learning tool
The aim of the proposed study was to establish the process issues and potential benefits of embedding Academic Language and Learning (ALL) support into an existing nursing unit for external students. This will be delivered via the ‘Wimba’ virtual learning environment on the “Blackboard” e-learning platform. In particular, the study will assess the effects of the embedded ALL program on student outcomes (academic performance and attrition/retention) in relation to those of a comparison group of external nursing students who undertake the e-learning nursing unit without the embedded ALL support. Principal Applicant: Ruth Warwick, Ruth.Warwick@cdu.edu.au School of Academic Language and Learning, Charles Darwin University.
Developing everyday and academic listening skills: online, adaptable self-access materials for EAL students
This project aimed to develop a range of online self-access materials for English as an Additional Language (EAL) undergraduate and postgraduate learners which are publically assessable and linked to the ALL website.
Principal Applicant: Michelle Picard, firstname.lastname@example.org; Ms Lalitha Velautham
University of Adelaide.
AALL professional development day: Dr Rowena Murray on writing for publication Principal Applicant: Heather Jamieson, email@example.com University of Wollongong.
This project hosted Dr Rowena Murray at a meeting of the NSW chapter of AALL which provided local and cost-effective professional development for a significant number of AALL practitioners by an internationally acclaimed trainer in writing for publication.
Successful applications: second round of 2010 AALL Grants Applications
Critical discussions on inclusivity Forum
This forum aims to provide the impetus for institutions to reflect on their planned or current inclusivity strategies and programs and to suggest a conceptual framing against which we can measure and critique our projects and strategies. Invitees to the forum will include ALL staff from the five collaborating universities as well as those who are responsible for developing pathways/first year experience/equity policy, strategies and programs and senior executives/senior managers. The project was organised by Bronwyn James and co-principals Alisa Percy, Kimberley McMahon-Coleman, Heather Jamieson, Learning Development, University of Wollongong, with collaborating partners: Stephen Milnes ANU, Helen Drury University of Sydney, Ingrid Wijeywardene UNE, Caroline San Miguel UTS. Principal Applicant: Bronwyn James, firstname.lastname@example.org University of Wollongong
The Good Practice Principles: new directions.
This one-day regional event hosted by the University of Sydney aimed to inform participants about the outcomes of the review of the Good Practice Principles as well as widen the discussion around initiatives across universities which aim to implement these Principles in the context of an agenda for increasing the diversity of the student intake. Principal Applicant: Helen Drury, email@example.com The Learning Centre, University of Sydney.
Successful applications: third round of 2010 AALL Grants Applications
English language entry pathways: innovations, outcomes and future directions
The event focuses on the issue of whether and how English language entry pathways are enabling international students to participate effectively in their university studies. This theme was selected for four main reasons. (1) It is linked to one of the current national Higher Education agendas, namely English language development. (2) It relates explicitly to the Federal Government’s Good Practice Principles (GPP) and the role that AALL professionals have played play in relation to these Principles. (3) In AALL discussions on the GPP thus far, there has been little attention given to Principle 4, which pertains to English language entry pathways. (4) At the University of Sydney, research is being conducted on two major English language entry pathways, The Centre for English Teaching (CET) and Taylors College. Principal Applicant: Dr Bronwen Dyson, firstname.lastname@example.org Learning Centre, University of Sydney
Good Practice Principles: How do we know what they know?
This event addresses three key concerns underlying the Good Practice Principles for English
- How do we know that students have sufficient English language proficiency to participate effectively in their academic studies?
- How do we assist them in developing the specialised academic discourse required in different disciplines?
- How do we know that they have achieved sufficiently high levels of English language proficiency for graduate employment?
Principal Applicants: Siri Barrett-Lennard, Anne Harris and Katie Dunworth, Siri.Barrett-Lennard@uwa.edu.au
Introducing the British Written Academic English Corpus: enhancing our practice in improving student writing in the disciplines
This event informs participants about the British Written Academic English (BAWE) Corpus. Activities involved showcasing the online corpus, providing practical information on how to access and search the corpus and how to use it to develop teaching materials and approaches to improving students’ academic English.
Principal Applicants: Helen Drury and Sue Starfield email@example.com The Learning Centre, University of New South Wales
Widening Participation in AALL: Developing Interactions Between Universities and the VET Sector
This event is designed to bring together individuals and institutions who are not currently part of the Tri-institutional model in South Australia or the current AALL membership, including staff from TAFE and the VET sector more broadly, as well as smaller, private institutions who engage in similar practice to ALL professionals but are not yet included in AALL activities. The particular focus will be on developing interactions between university and TAFE professionals, in response to a major strategy of the Federal Government’s Transforming Australian Higher Education agenda. Principal Applicant: Chad Habel, Chad.firstname.lastname@example.org Centre for Learning and Professional Development, University of Adelaide
Understanding and providing support for African students at university
This grant employs an African student as a research assistant for a semester, which will enable the QUT ESL Connect project for local students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds (CALD) to:
- identify and connect with African students as they start their studies in 2011
- conduct research into the profile and learning needs of this group
- develop strategies, materials and approaches to facilitate the learning of this group.
Principal Applicant: Peter Nelson, email@example.com QUT
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Funded AALL Grants Projects (previous)