Ingrid Piller receives 2018 Anneliese Maier Research Award

By January 31, 2018News

The award will enable language and education researchers from Hamburg and Macquarie Universities to deepen their collaboration

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.

 

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  • Pia

    Congratulations, Prof. Ingrid! Another well-deserved accolade and exciting opportunity to expand your research-scape! ^_^

  • Madiha Neelam

    Dear Prof. Ingrid,

    Thanks for providing us with such an interesting and constructive new year resolution.

    Heartiest congratulations for another feather in your Cap! This is indeed a proud moment for all of us to see you receiving a prestigious research award, so happy for you!

    Cheers!🙂

    With Best wishes,
    Madiha

  • Madiha Neelam

    Dear Prof. Ingrid heartiest congratulations for another feather in your Cap! This is indeed a proud moment for all of us to see you receiving a prestigious research award, so happy for you!

    Cheers! 🙂

  • Livia Gerber

    Herzlichen Glückwunsh, Ingrid! This is amazing news on the back of an already huge year – an omen for what is to follow in 2018? Needless to say this will be an exciting research collaboration, particularly in an era where the education systems in both nations are grappling with how to integrate and accommodate to linguistically diverse students from new migrant backgrounds.

  • Sadami Konchi
  • Rahel Cramer

    Congratulations, Ingrid! This is indeed amazing news! I got to admire the work researchers like Ingrid Gogolin and Drorit Lengyel are doing at Hamburg University in Germany during my master studies there, and then yours when I moved on to Macquarie University. So excited to see that an even closer collaboration is about to commence!