Fourth EXECUTIVE FORUM on LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE in ACADEME PROGRAM for SOUTHEAST ASIA

Fourth EXECUTIVE FORUM on LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE in ACADEME PROGRAM for SOUTHEAST ASIA

Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel (QITEP) in Language is a Centre of professional excellence for language teachers and education personnel. In its mission, the Centre provides relevant and quality programmes through capacity building activities, resource sharing, research and development and networking. Since its establishment in 2009, the Centre has implemented a number of programmes involving language educators from SEAMEO Member Countries.

In 2011, with support from Ministry of National Education, the Republic of Indonesia, SEAMEO QITEP in Language announces its first SEAMEO QITEP in Language Research Grants (SEAQIL REGRANTS) 2011 Programme. Education professionals in the area of second/foreign language studies (Arabic, Chinese, German and Japanese) and Indonesian Language for Foreign Learners from SEAMEO Member Countries are invited to send their second/foreign language education-related research proposals.

The programme aims to facilitate high quality research in second/foreign language education from Southeast Asian region; expand access of language education professionals and education policy makers in the region to high quality research; and support the establishment and sustainability of active research links between language education professionals and policy makers in the region and beyond. Five reports of research results in the field of second/foreign language education will be presented in the Second Annual International Symposium of Foreign Language Learning (2nd AISOFOLL) in November 2011.

 BRAND AND STRANDS

SEAMEO QITEP in Language announces its research grants competition under the brand

SEAMEO QITEP in Language Research Grants 2011 (SEAQIL REGRANTS 2011)’.

Its particular interests of research are in the following strands:

  1. Learning and teaching of second/foreign languages (Arabic, Chinese, German and Japanese) and Indonesian Language for Foreign Learners;
  2. ICT and new technologies in second/foreign languages (Arabic, Chinese, German and Japanese) and Indonesian Language for Foreign Learners;
  3. Innovative teaching media in second/foreign languages (Arabic, Chinese, German and Japanese) and Indonesian Language for Foreign Learners;
  4. Second/foreign language teacher education and training;
  5. Second/foreign language testing and assessment and applications of the CEFR;
  6. Second/foreign language training and education programme evaluation; and
  7. Mother Tongue–Based Bilingual/Multilingual Education (MTB-B/MLE).

PURPOSES/OBJECTIVES

SEAQIL REGRANTS 2011 programme is aimed to:

  1. facilitate high quality research in second/foreign language education (Arabic, Chinese, German and Japanese) and Indonesian Language for Foreign Learners from Southeast Asian region;
  2. expand access of language education professionals and education policy makers in the region to high quality research; and
  3. support the establishment and sustainability of active research links between language education professionals and policy makers in the region and beyond.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

SEAQIL REGRANTS 2011 programme will produce outcomes as follows:

  1. Five reports of research results in the field of second/foreign language education which will be presented in the Second Annual International Symposium of Foreign Language Learning (2nd AISOFOLL) in November 2011;
  2. The five final reports should be articles based on the proposed research and in the format for submission to the Centre’s journal for publication;
  3. Research findings that can be utilized by educators in the field of second/foreign language education for the achievement of quality;
  4. Clues for acquiring the second/foreign language learning standards that can be implemented into practice in classes in the region;
  5. Numerous models of second/foreign language education research that can be disseminated; and
  6. Sustaining establishment of working relationships with fellow professionals in the region.

ELIGIBILITY OF PROPOSERS

  1. Proposers for the SEAQIL REGRANTS 2011 should be citizens of SEAMEO Member Countries, be nominated by his or her head/director of institution and are education professionals in the area of second/foreign language education (Arabic, Chinese, German and Japanese) and Indonesian Language for Foreign Learners from accredited schools/universities/institutions/organizations which have excellence quality in the area of research in the region.
  2. Proposers have to submit a complete application with the required documentation before the appropriate grants application deadline on paper or digitally through web.qiteplanguage.org.
  3. Proposers must comply with the proposed areas of studies.
  4. Members of the research team (the Lead Researcher and members of the team) are not more than three persons. However, it can be done individually.
  5. Lead Researcher of the proposers might have a doctoral degree and is registered as a member of the research unit in the respective schools/universities/institutions/organizations. If done in team of more than one person, the members may comprise persons with the backgrounds of primary or secondary school teachers.
  6. A proposer can send a maximum of three (3) proposals with the provisions of Lead Researcher and the member(s) only involved in one proposal.

Research Grantees may not receive additional grants or awards from another agency, foundation, institution or the like for the same research project that is awarded by the SEAQIL REGRANTS 2011. If the Grantee receives more than one grant or award for the same research project, in order to accept the SEAQIL REGRANTS 2011, the other grant (s) or award(s) must be declined. In addition, proposers of postgraduate students who have not received Dissertation Grant are eligible to apply for the SEAQIL REGRANTS 2011. However, SEAMEO QITEP in Language may issue its policy in accordance with the urgency of research.

GRANTS

Grants for the SEAQIL REGRANTS 2011 are IDR65,000,000.00 (approx. US$7,065.00 based on SEAMEO rate of exchange IDR9,200.00 per US$1.00) for each research project. SEAMEO QITEP in Language may not charge indirect costs or overhead on these grants. Approximately 5 Research Grants will be awarded per year.

PROPOSAL SELECTION

  1. An application form describing the proposed project contains problem statement and its importance; theoretical or conceptual framework and brief review of relevant research literature; description of research methodology and techniques of data analysis; time schedule; research team; scheme of budget (which is not more than Centre’s grant scheme) and supporting facilities.
  2. The proposed research project should have the potential impact on practice and the relevance to the professionals in second/foreign language education.
  3. The proposed research project should be original and/or has not been funded by other funding institutions/organizations.

APPLICATION DEADLINE AND COMPLETION

  1. Proposers should submit soft/hardcopy of the application form due in the Centre by 17 June 2011. A group of experts in the Board of Examiner will examine the proposals and the result will be announced on 27 June 2011 on SEAMEO QITEP in Language website (web.qiteplanguage.org) and email. Quality of research design, qualification and experiences of researchers are of priority in the selection. The decision made by the Board of Examiner is final.
  2. The five selected proposals will be granted by SEAMEO QITEP in Language. The proposers should oblige to the terms and conditions.
  3. Research project should be completed by the end of October 2011.

IMPLEMENTATION

In the implementation of the programme, the eligible Research Grantees are obliged to:

  1. develop a solid and accountable system of organization and management;
  2. implement the structured plan to achieve goals and outputs that have been determined;
  3. promote quality for the promotion of second/foreign language education; and
  4. submit a brief (3-6 pages) progress report mid-way through the grant period. A final report will be submitted at the end of the grant period.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF GRANTS

  1. SEAMEO QITEP in Language will own the intellectual property rights of the research output/final.
  2. The researchers must explicitly acknowledge the support of SEAMEO QITEP in Language through the SEAQIL REGRANTS 2011 scheme in any written or spoken dissemination of the research process and all outputs arising from it.
  3. The Centre reserves the right to use freely and publicly available information on the proposal form of successful proposals, any reports and research output.
  4. The Centre will inform applicants of whether the proposal is successful or not. It will not offer feedback, enter into further discussions, or offer advice on proposals. The decision of the Centre regarding grants is final.
  5. Proposers must agree to the terms and conditions of the scheme, which will be outlined in detail in a letter of acceptance to successful applicants.
  6. The research output/final report must be written in English.
  7. Grants for the SEAQIL REGRANTS 2011 are IDR65,000,000.00 (approx. US$7,065.00 based on SEAMEO rate of exchange IDR9,200.00 per US$1.00) subject to 20% (for foreign citizen) and 15% (for Indonesian citizen) of government tax for a four-month project. The Centre may not charge indirect costs or overhead on these grants. Approximately five Research Grants will be awarded per year.
  8. The original proposal should contain the budget for the entire period of the project – not to exceed one year in any case – and requests for support in future years will not be projected for that year. All awards, however, are for a one-year term initially.
  9. If the Grantees refrain from the research project during the contract period, the Grantees must pay the compensation in twice amount more than the accepted grants.
  10. Research activities should be reported regularly.
  11. Results of research in the form of scientific articles must be submitted at the end of the research activities in addition to the full report.
  12. The final research result will be presented at the 2nd AISOFOLL in November 2011.

FORMAT OF PROPOSAL

Research proposal should follow the formats below:

  1. Cover;
  2. Letter of statement mentioning the originality of the proposal;
  3. Professional history and publications of research fellow and his/her members;
  4. Problem statement and its importance;
  5. Theoretical or conceptual framework for the research and brief review of relevant research literature;
  6. Description of research methodology and techniques of data analysis;
  7. Language educational significance;
  8. Current references;
  9. Brief dissemination plan for this research;
  10. Timeline (research schedule for 4 months); and
  11. Proposed budget scheme (the research scheme of budget based on SEAMEO QITEP in Language budget in the fiscal year 2011).

Please contact rdp@qiteplanguage.org or rdp.seameo.qil@gmail.com if you have questions regarding the application or submission process. All awards are contingent upon SEAMEO QITEP in Language policy.

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