A.S. Hornby Dictionary Research Awards (ASHDRA 2022)

By February 7, 2022 ,

The A.S. Hornby Educational Trust is pleased to invite applications for the A.S. Hornby Dictionary Research Awards (ASHDRA 2022)

We support innovative research into areas of lexicography that reflect and extend the pioneering contributions of A.S. Hornby within the field of language education. Each year we fund original research that aims to produce clear practical benefits for learners of English.
Last year we were able to offer support to three projects, which shared the funding available for 2021:

  • Dr Man Lai Amy Chi, Center for Language Education, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology: Dictionary Literacy Training for EFL Teachers
  • Ngan Chinh Nguyen Lee, School of Education, University of Adelaide, Australia: Piloting SemiMed – a mini semantic visualisation dictionary of semi-technical medical vocabulary
  • Dr R. Vennela, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Telangana, India: Developing Pilot Materials for an English -Telugu bilingual pedagogic dictionary and teacher resource book for low resource ESL contexts

This year we look forward to receiving further interesting and innovative proposals which link lexical research activities with the needs of language learners.
ASHDRA can offer funds of up to £15,000 in 2022 for research that leads to clear practical benefits for learners of English. Grants can be awarded to either a single project, or to smaller initiatives.

Deadline for applications is 19 April 2022.

If you are considering making an application, you can find more information on the Hornby Trust website.