Graduate Student Award

Graduate Student Award

The Graduate Student Award supports attendance of ACLA/CAAL graduate student members at the annual conference.

*Note that in the case of online conferences when no travel is required, the award may take the form of payment of conference-related fees and/or a fixed amount, all subject to the approval of ACLA.


Applicants must be student members of ACLA at the time of application and enrolled in a university Master’s or Ph.D. program in applied linguistics or a related field. Only single or first authored submissions are eligible for consideration. Students can only win the award once per degree (Master’s, Ph.D.) but may apply more than once.


Eligible students must email an application form and arrange for their thesis supervisor to email a letter of recommendation directly which confirms their current enrolment in a graduate program. Both documents should be sent to the current ACLA President (see The primary consideration in granting the award is the academic merit of the student’s proposal submitted to the conference. The ACLA/CAAL Executive Committee determines the awardees.

Submission deadline

April 20 of the conference year.

Download the Graduate Student Award application form here.



Yunzhu Ma • Western University • Graduate Student Award (Master’s)

Michael Koslowski • OISE • Graduate Student Award (PhD)


Michal Krasovitski • University of Western Ontario • Graduate Student Award (Master’s)

Amir Michalovich • University of British Columbia • Graduate Student Award (PhD)


Aki Tsunemoto • Concordia University • Graduate Student Travel Award


Carl Ruest • University of British Columbia • Graduate Student Travel Award


Rubina Khanam • University of Regina• Graduate Student Travel Award