Ingrid Piller is one of eight recipients of a 2018 Anneliese Maier Research Award from the German Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation. The award will enable her to pursue research into language education in linguistically diverse societies in collaboration with colleagues at Hamburg University.
About the Anneliese Maier Research Award
The Anneliese Maier Research Award is presented by the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation to world-class researchers in the humanities and social sciences from outside Germany. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the award seeks to help promote the internationalisation of the humanities and social sciences in Germany.
The award is named after the philosopher and science historian Anneliese Maier (1905-1971). A short biography is available here.
About the 2018 Anneliese Maier Research Award
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has selected eight researchers – three women and five men – to receive the 2018 Anneliese Maier Research Award. Each award is valued at €250,000 and is granted to outstanding humanities scholars and social scientists who are nominated by collaborative partners at German universities and research institutions. The award is designed to finance research collaboration over a period of up to five years with specialist colleagues in Germany.
The eight award winners were selected from a total of 111 nominees from 30 countries. A list of the new award winners, their research topics and specialist fields, current countries of residence and host institutes in Germany is available here.
Language education in linguistically diverse societies
Ingrid Piller was nominated by education scholars Ingrid Gogolin and Drorit Lengyel from the “Diversity in Education Research” section at Hamburg University, who – as Language-on-the-Move readers will remember – visited Macquarie University in March 2017 for the Bridging Language Barriers Symposium. The Anneliese Maier Research Award will enable them to contribute to their shared long-term research agenda related to language education in linguistically diverse migrant-receiving and globalizing societies. The award allows them to pursue a truly comparative and global perspective through the combination of Australian and German research in multilingual education.