15 applications for the first round of the UCML small grants scheme were received.

The total amount requested was £8,659. A total of £2,400 was allocated, with £1,600 remaining for further applications this academic session. 

The following projects received funding

Dr Greg Herman (Swansea University): event support for languages study day ‘Access to Languages’ 

Dr Carlos Soler Montes (Edinburgh University): support for the audio-visual corpus: ‘The Edinburgh Language Learner Corpus. Data-driven language learning and teaching’ 

Dr Emmanuelle Labeau (Aston University): support for teachers to attend a summer school devoted to Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) 

Dr Lloyd Hughes Davies (Swansea University): conference support for ‘Green Hispanisms’ 

Professor Luke Sutherland (Durham University): conference support for ‘Where are we Now? The Location of Modern Languages and Cultures’ 

Dr Hannah Scott (University of Nottingham): support for performing arts and schools outreach events for languages 

Dr Tilmann Altenberg (Cardiff University): conference support for ‘Fluid Images – Fluid Text: Comics’ Mobility Across Time, Space and Artistic Media’ 

Feedback from the UCML sub-committee on good practice is as follows. The following factors were viewed positively in the UCML small grants sub-committee when all applications were reviewed against the success criteria:

  1. Evidence of pipeline or seed corn applications being sought to support larger potential projects
  2. Matched funding from other sources
  3. Evidence of a commitment to public engagement and full public access to events.
  4. A focus on raising the profile of UCML and its languages mission amongst younger researchers and the next generation of students
  5. Interdisciplinary links with and for languages


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