he National Council of State Supervisors for Language (NCSSFL) and the Cultural Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) jointly announce the Short-Term Chinese and English Language Research Award Program.  This is a pilot program that will offer five American educational administrators or school teachers, selected by NCSSFL and TECRO to visit Taiwan and conduct research on either Chinese or English language teaching and learning. Each award will include economy class round-trip airfare and a daily living expense allowance (US$200 per day/approx. NT$6,000 per day) for the duration of the research period in Taiwan, which may be as long as 3 weeks. The National Council of State Supervisors for Language (NCSSFL) and the Cultural Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) jointly announce the Short-Term Chinese and English Language Research Award Program.  This is a pilot program that will offer five American educational administrators or school teachers, selected by NCSSFL and TECRO to visit Taiwan and conduct research on either Chinese or English language teaching and learning. Each award will include economy class round-trip airfare and a daily living expense allowance (US$200 per day/approx. NT$6,000 per day) for the duration of the research period in Taiwan, which may be as long as 3 weeks.
 
This grant, sponsored by the Ministry of Education of R.O.C.(Taiwan), is designed to encourage American educational administrators or school teachers to undertake research projects in Taiwan and further elevate Chinese and English language education in both countries.
 
  Applicants must:
(1) Be full-time administrators or language teachers of public schools in the United States;
(2) Personally apply in writing for a grant, and must carry out his/her own research, which is neither part of a contractual or commissioned research, nor part of his/her formal program of studies leading to a degree;
(3) It is the responsibility of the applicant to identify a Taiwanese counterpart and to make all arrangements related to the implementation of his/her research project, TECRO will provide necessary assistance in making contacts or referral.;
(4) Upon completion of the project, and no later than October 31, 2009, a copy of the research report must be sent to the Cultural Division of TECRO;
(5) Application Deadline: April 30, 2009.
 
All applications will be peer reviewed by NCSSFL and TECRO; the result will be notified by TECRO before May 31, 2009. Questions should be addressed to: Mr. Andy Bi, Cultural Division, TECRO in the United States, 4201 Wisconsin Ave., NW #20, Washington , DC 20016, Tel: (202) 895-1916 / Fax: (202) 895-1922, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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