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Dear Colleagues,


Upon careful deliberation by three HAAL Exco members who formed the judging panel, we are very pleased to announce that this year, Miss Yumin Wang, a 2022 PhD graduate in the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong, will receive the HAAL Award for the Best Journal Article Published by a Novice Scholar for her paper, "Diagnosing EFL Undergraduates' Discourse Competence in Academic Writing" (published in Assessing Writing on 5 May 2022).


In addition, two postgraduate students will receive the HAAL Postgraduate Student Grant for Overseas Conference Presentation. They are Mr. Liu Guangxiang from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Department of English) and Miss Ling Gan from Hong Kong Baptist University (Department of Education Studies).


Congratulations to all of the awardees! Well done!


The three award recipients will be invited to present their award-winning papers at the 8th HAAL Conference (www.haal2023.com) on July 15, 2023, as invited speakers and attend an award presentation ceremony at the conference.


Best wishes,

Gavin Bui

President of HAAL

For the Best Journal Article Published by a Novice Scholar


This annual award (previously Fawzia Braine Memorial Award), amounting to HK$2,500, is made in recognition of a novice scholar (postgraduate student or a recent graduate) of a university in Hong Kong for a journal article published in an international refereed journal in applied linguistics.


Eligibility

  • Applicants should be enrolled, full- or part-time, at a university in Hong Kong or have graduated from a Hong Kong university within one year of the closing date for applications.

  • Applicants should be current members of HAAL.

  • The article should have been published in an international refereed journal in applied linguistics in the year for which the award is made.

  • The article should be in English.

  • Single author articles are preferred for the award. In articles with multiple authors, the applicant should be the first author.

  • Applications are accepted till April 4 of 2023.

  • The decision of the HAAL Executive Committee on this award is final.

Application Procedure

Completed application forms together with softcopy of the published (or published online prior to its printed version) article/s submitted for the award should be sent to Dr. Gavin Bui at gavinbui@hsu.edu.hk

Amount of Grant

HK$2,500 per year. The grant will not be split.


HAAL best paper Award- 2023 application form
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1) HAAL Postgraduate Student Grant for Overseas Conference Presentation

  • This is a grant of about HK$3000 to support up to three postgraduate students to present their papers at overseas conferences.


2) HAAL Award for Best Journal Article Published by a Novice Scholar

  • This award (previously Fawzia Braine Memorial Award), amounting to HK$2,500, is made in recognition of a novice scholar (postgraduate student or a recent graduate) of a university in Hong Kong for a journal article published in an international refereed journal in applied linguistics.


Details about these awards and how to apply can be found here:

For postgraduate travel grant: 


For the HAAL Award for Best Journal Article: 


*Awardees in 2023 will be invited as featured speakers at the 2023 HAAL Conference in July 2023.


The deadline for the applications for both award categories is April 4 (Tuesday), 2023.

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